Gamescom 2016 is rapidly approaching us and Microsoft has revealed the company will not be holding the usual extravagant media briefing at the event, though the company will present with available booths. Should you be attending, you'll be able to get your hands-on with some of the upcoming blockbusters like Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Halo Wars 2, and more.
Not only will you be able to try titles on Xbox, but Windows 10 will also be making an appearance as a platform for experiencing what's next on the horizon. Instead of holding the media briefing, Microsoft will be planning a "more intimate" Xbox FanFest experience. More details on exactly what this entails will be released soon. More details from the official announcement (opens in new tab):
It sounds as though Microsoft will be focusing more on the fan experience at Gamescom, rather than shoving announcements down the throats of attendees. If you're attending, check out the Xbox booth times below:
- Wednesday, August 17 – 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. CEST (press/trade only day)
- Thursday, August 18 and Friday, August 19 – 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. CEST
- Saturday, August 20 – 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. CEST
- Sunday, August 21 – 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. CEST
Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
"Here is the xbox one update, bless" thats how it will happen.
Gamescom or Gamescon ?
Gamescon, Gamescom is my own personal meetup. :-P
Well, there goes my excitement for Gamescom. Fanfest does zero for me if it isn't anywhere near me.
"Xbox's biggest games lineup ever on Xbox One and Windows 10." I'll give them W10, but in terms of Microsoft exclusives, E3 was supremely unerwhelming. 2015 and early-2016 game offerings defeinitely got my attention more than anything at E3 this year.
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