Microsoft has introduced its plans for the upcoming Gamescom 2022 (opens in new tab) present happening later this month in Cologne, Germany. This 12 months’s occasion shall be Microsoft’s first in-person exhibiting at Gamescom since 2019, however for the good thing about those that cannot attend (which, let’s be trustworthy, is most of us) it should additionally provide a livestreamed presentation (opens in new tab) that may embody interviews and gameplay from a number of studios and video games.
The Xbox Sales space at Gamescom livestream will start at 5 am PT/8 am ET on August 25 (it is in Europe, bear in mind) and run till 11 am PT/2 pm ET. Together with the English-language broadcast, the occasion may also be out there in German, French, Polish, Italian, Spanish (Latin American & Castilian), Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese language (Simplified), together with ASL, BSL and DGS interpretation, and English Audio Descriptions.
An in depth schedule shall be launched nearer to Gamescom, however that is “a style of what to anticipate”:
There’s undoubtedly some attention-grabbing stuff in there. Pentiment, a Sixteenth-century narrative journey in improvement at Obsidian, might be on the prime of my listing, however Lies of P—the Pinnochio Bloodborne-alike—appears to be like darkly promising too, and naturally everyone seems to be ready for a more in-depth have a look at Minecraft Legends, the RTS Minecraft spinoff. The indie platformer Planet of Lana, due out later this 12 months, is one other one I’ve excessive hopes for.
For individuals who can attend Gamescom in particular person, Microsoft may have a variety of video games publicly playable (together with Lies of P and Planet of Lana), in addition to a possibility to have your image take with, amongst different creatures, the VASCO robotic from Starfield and a five-meter-wide Broodmother spider from Grounded, if that is what you are into. This is when you will get in:
- Thursday, August 25 – 10:00am – 8:00pm CEST
- Friday, August 26 – 10:00am – 8:00pm CEST
- Saturday, August 27 – 9:00am – 8:00 pm CEST
- Sunday, August 28 – 9:00am – 8:00pm CEST
Gamescom 2022 will get underway in earnest with Geoff Keighley’s Opening Evening Stay present, which is able to start at 11 am PT/2 pm ET on August 23. The Future Games Show (opens in new tab), hosted by our good buddies at GamesRadar, will run on the similar time on August 24 with a showcase of fifty video games from a variety of various builders.