We’re writing in August, which means they’re hosting Gamescom this year. The Cologne event will be fully digital due to the difficult conditions created by the coronavirus epidemic. Microsoft will also pay tribute to the event as it will have a separate presentation for Xbox and Bethesda.
Although Gamescom itself will only launch on August 25 at 8 pm, Xbox will still be giving a presentation on August 24 at 7 pm to reveal more information about the upcoming addresses of internal and external partners. Examples include the Xbox-exclusive Forza Horizon 5, which already has many exciting details about the RPGs of Obisidian Entertainment, Awowed and The Outer Worlds 2, Halo Infinite and Age of Empires IV. Sure, the Xbox has mysteriously not revealed what addresses are planned to be reported, but we hope the above IPs will also be featured in the show. There will also be Game Pass titles during the event. The event will be hosted by Parris Lily, who also hosted the expanded E3 Xbox conference in June.
Bethesda will give a special presentation on August 26, about which Microsoft has made a brief statement in the official announcement, so it is not yet known what time it will be for Bethesda to take the stage. Due to the upcoming PS5-exclusive Deathloop, we assume the time-loop FPS will be the Bethesda house around the evening star. This is also supported by the fact that Death loop was on a gold record a few days ago to embed the game’s September release at the show.
3 weeks from today, get a new look at this holiday's biggest upcoming video games and what lies beyond…@gamescom Opening Night Live
A live two hour showcase
Streaming & Co-Streaming Everywhere
Wednesday, August 25
11 am PT / 2 pm ET / 8 pm CET pic.twitter.com/h8C12vtvri
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) August 4, 2021
The members of Xbox Game Fest will receive special promotions and take part in various events online. Under Gamescom, there will be a big discount in the Microsoft store, with both games and DLCs slipping up to 75 per cent off.