What you need to know
- Microsoft is going to Gamescom 2019 in a big way.
- There's going to be a special "Inside Xbox" show from Germany.
- The show will be livestreamed on Mixer and other platforms.
- An Xbox Booth and other events will be set up.
Every year, Microsoft goes to Gamescom where it discusses the future of the brand. This year is no different. Today, the company detailed its plans for the massive conference. The company is going to host a special "Inside Xbox" show from Cologne, Germany, and have numerous booths on display.
If you're attending Gamescom, you should be able to see the following events and booths.
- Inside Xbox: To kick off the week, Microsoft will be hosting a special episode of Inside Xbox live from the Gloria Theatre in Cologne. Tune in Monday, August 19 for the latest news, games, accessories, and features coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 gaming.
- Xbox Open Doors: Held at the Gloria Theatre on Wednesday, August 21 to Friday, August 23, Xbox Open Doors offers fans a unique experience. You'll be able to participate in community events, game tournaments, panel sessions, and more.
- Xbox Booth: The Xbox booth will feature nearly two hundred gaming stations with a massive line-up of titles across a variety of genres and platforms, with many of these experiences coming to Xbox Game Pass.
- Xbox Game Pass: You can play Xbox Game Pass games like Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition, and more at the Xbox Booth. Additionally, you'll be able to check out custom-built gaming machines from BoostBoxx.
- Xbox Official Gear Shop: You can buy Xbox-themed merchandise at Gamescom from acclaimed franchises like Gears of War, Halo, and Sea of Thieves. There will also be a lot of collectibles.
Those going to Gamescom are in for a treat. Be sure to check avail all of these opportunities. Luckily, if you aren't going to Gamescom, you can still stream the Inside Xbox show from the comfort of your home. Plus, the Xbox Official Gear Shop is accessible online so you'll be able to purchase whatever you want.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
A bit disappointed that isn't a media briefing. I won't bother with Inside XB. Whenever I tried to watch it I found it very boring. I'm still hoping for some AOE IV news.
Maybe MS/Xbox will shed some light on those newly acquired and newly created studios!
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