Microsoft details Gamescom presence

Microsoft at Gamescom 2019

Microsoft has provided details of its presence at the upcoming Gamescom 2019 show, which will take place in Cologne between 20 and 24 August.

The platform-holder said: “We’re excited to let you know that Xbox will be coming to Gamescom 2019 in Cologne, Germany. We’ll be bringing a great line up of games to the event from developers around the world with almost 200 gameplay stations in our booth, including the first public hands-on of both Minecraft Dungeons, Horde Mode in Gears 5 and fans in Germany can also try Project xCloud for the first time.”

One of the joys of Gamescom is that it goes out of its way to accommodate the general public, and Microsoft announced that, at the show, it will lay on a program for Xbox fans called Xbox Open Doors: “Held at the Gloria Theatre on Wednesday, August 21 to Friday, August 23, Xbox Open Doors offers fans a multi-day 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.”

Xbox followers will also be able to tune into a live broadcast from Microsoft’s Inside Xbox team: “To kick off the week, we’ll be hosting a special episode of Inside Xbox live from the Gloria Theatre in Cologne. Tune in Monday, August 19 at 4:00 pm BST for the latest news, games, accessories, and features that we can’t wait to tell you more about! You can catch the show on xbox.comMixerTwitchYouTubeFacebook, and Twitter.”

Microsoft’s booth at the show, located in Hall 8 of the Koelnmesse, will: “Feature nearly 200 gaming stations with a fantastic line up of titles across a variety of genres and platforms,” as well as some tasty hardware for PC gamers: “We’ll also have 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!”

And the company will run an Xbox Official Gear Shop in the Gamescom fan shop arena. For more information, please visit Xbox Wire. For further details of Microsoft’s presence at Gamescom 2019, have a look at this post on Xbox Wire.

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