Xbox today announced that they are returning to Cologne, Germany for Gamescom 2019 .
The gaming company will bring with it a great line up of games from developers around the world with almost 200 gameplay stations at their booth, including the first public hands-on of Minecraft Dungeons and Horde Mode in Gears 5. Fans in Germany will also be able to try Project xCloud for the first time.
Here’s a quick overview of what Xbox will be getting up to at the show this year:
Inside Xbox live from Cologne
To kick off the week, Xbox will be hosting a special episode of Inside Xbox live from the Gloria Theatre in Cologne. Tune in Monday, August 19 at 8:00 a.m. PDT for the latest news, games, accessories, and features!
Xbox Open Doors
Held at the Gloria Theatre on Wednesday, August 21 to Friday, August 23, Xbox Open Doors offers fans a multiday experience during the week of Gamescom. Entry to Xbox Open Doors is free and fans will be able to participate in community events, game tournaments, panel sessions and other exciting experiences.
The Xbox booth will feature nearly 200 gaming stations with a fantastic line up of titles across a variety of genres and platforms, with many of these experiences coming to Xbox Game Pass for Console and Xbox Game Pass for PC at launch. If you’re coming to the show, make sure to drop by for a visit in Hall 8 of the Koelnmesse (access via North entrance).
gamescom will be the first time that fans in Europe will have the chance to jump in and try out many of Xbox’s newest gameplay experiences from Xbox Game Studios including Age of Empires II Definitive Edition, Battletoads, Bleeding Edge, Gears 5, Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC, Minecraft Dungeons and more.
In addition, several highly anticipated third-party games will be available to play at the booth, including Borderlands 3, Doom Eternal, NBA 2K20, and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint. Fans at gamescom will also be amongst the first in Europe to get hands-on with Project xCloud and experience the true power of cloud gaming on mobile.
Since Xbox are firm believers that gaming should be safe, inclusive, and accessible for all, their booth will be even more accessible to fans at the show this year. This includes Xbox Adaptive Controllers available for nearly every game on the booth, wheelchair access at every point of the booth and sign language interpreting support for all on-booth programming in both English and German.
Windows Gaming Powered by Xbox Game Pass
Featuring Xbox Game Pass for PC titles such as Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition and more at the Xbox booth, you can also check out the latest PC gaming hardware dedicated to gaming on Windows PC. There’ll be custom-built PCs from BoostBoxx by CSL, the latest gaming laptops and desktops from Acer and other partners showcasing high-quality components that deliver powerful PC gaming experiences. Fans can even try the goliath of gaming chairs, the Predator Thronos!
Visit the Xbox Official Gear Shop
Returning to gamescom in partnership with Game Legends, come and visit the Xbox Official Gear Shop in the gamescom fanshop arena. Fly your gaming colors and show off your fandom for Xbox and award-winning franchises like Gears of War, Halo, and Sea of Thieves with all new apparel and collectibles including the gamescom exclusive Xbox Green Tech Sphere pin!
Show opening times are as follows:
- Tuesday, August 20 – 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. CEST (press/trade only day)
- Wednesday, August 21 – 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CEST
- Thursday, August 22 – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. CEST
- Friday, August 23 – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. CEST
- Saturday, August 24 – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. CEST