Microsoft, after the incredible success of the E3 stage, announced, through a press release, that it will be present at the Gamescom 2019 in Cologne. During the event, an unmissable line-up of games made by developers from all over the world will be presented, with almost 200 stations at their stand, including the first public hands-on Minecraft Dungeons and the Horde mode of Gears 5, and for the lucky fans in Germany there will be the possibility to try Project xCloud for the first time.
Below is an overview of the main events scheduled for this year:
- Inside Xbox live from Cologne
To kick off the week, Microsoft will host a special episode of Inside Xbox live from the Gloria Theater in Cologne. Appointment Monday 19 August at 5: 00 pm CEST (8: 00 am PDT) to discover the latest news on games, accessories and much more.
- Xbox Open Doors
From Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 August, the Xbox Open Doors will be held at the Gloria Theater to offer fans a unique experience. Access to Open Doors is free and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to participate in community events, game tournaments, panel sessions and much more. More information on appointments follows.
- Xbox Booth
The Xbox Booth, located in the 8 Hall of the Koelnmesse (access from the north entrance), will host almost 200 stations with a fantastic line-up of titles of different genres and usable for a variety of platforms. Many of these experiences will be available on Xbox Game Pass for Console and Game Pass for PC starting from launch.
At gamescom for the first time in Europe, fans will have the chance to test many of the new Xbox Game Studios game experiences including Age of Empires II Definitive Edition, Battletoads, Bleeding Edge, Gears 5, Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC, Minecraft Dungeons and much more.
In addition, several highly anticipated third-party games will be playable, including Borderlands 3, Doom Eternal, NBA 2K20 e Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint. Fans at gamescom will also be among the first in Europe to access the Project xCloud hands-on and experience the true power of cloud gaming on mobile devices.
Finally, to support a gaming experience safe, inclusive and accessible for all, the Xbox booth this year will include Xbox Adaptive Controllers available for almost all games, wheelchair access anywhere on the stand and support for sign language interpretation for all booth appointments, both in English than German.
- Windows Gaming Powered by Xbox Game Pass
With titles for Xbox Game Pass for PC like Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition, at the Xbox stand you can immerse yourself in the game and take a look at the hardware designed by our gaming PC partners on Windows.
The following are the opening times:
- Tuesday, August 20 - 9: 00 am until 7: 00 pm CEST (print / trade only)
- Wednesday, August 21 - 9: 00 am to 8: 00 pm CEST
- Thursday, August 22 - 9: 00 am - 8: 00 pm CEST
- Friday, August 23 - 9: 00 am - 8: 00 pm CEST
- Saturday, August 24 - 9: 00 am - 8: 00 pm CEST
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