Microsoft Won’t Have A Press Conference at Gamescom 2016


Aaron Greenberg,  General Manager for Xbox Games Marketing, today revealed Microsoft's plans for Gamescom 2016.

The big news is that they don't include a media briefing, also known as press conference. That's probably because neither of the competitors so far have announced one. However, Greenberg promised a "new" and "more intimate" Xbox Fanfest at Gamescom 2016; more details will be shared closer to the convention.

Regardless, you can expect to play the following titles (though this is not a complete list) if you'll be attending.

  • Gears of War 4
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Halo Wars 2
  • ReCore
  • Sea of Thieves
  • We Happy Few
  • Everspace
  • Cuphead

By the way, the Xbox games will be in Hall 8 of the Koelnmess this year (near the north entrance).

Gamescom 2016 will be open at the following times. We'll have a full crew on site, so expect lots of coverage on the entire event.

  • Wednesday, August 17 – 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. CEST (press/trade only day)
  • Thursday, August 18 and Friday, August 19 – 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. CEST
  • Saturday, August 20 – 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. CEST
  • Sunday, August 21 – 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. CEST