Xbox Gamescom 2021 date, early lineup revealed

Gamescom is Microsoft's annual video game expo, usually held every year in Cologne Germany.

With many console fans tuning in, here's what to expect from the Xbox Gamescom 2021 show.

Where to Watch

For their 2021 celebration, Gamescom will be taking place online. There will be a livestream from August 24-25.

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Gamescom 2021! will be online this year.

The Gamescom 2021 Xbox stream can be viewed on YouTube, Twitch, Facebook Gaming, and Twitter from on August 24th at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT/7 p.m.

The Xbox team emphasized that the 2021 edition will be focused on game updates coming this year. Hang onto your seats, as e may see new footage for Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5. There will be information on additions for the Game Pass as well.

What's better is, to make sure all players around the globe can enjoy the stream, they plan to offer support for 30 languages along English Audio descriptions.

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Gamescom Participants

So far Gamescom has confirmed it will have 19 game studios and publishers in attendance for its virtual gaming conference. This includes some Indie studios like Akupara Games, Draw Distance, and Numskull Games, to name a few.

Here's a list of the studios that have been confirmed so far:

  • Activision
  • Sega Europe
  • Electronic Arts
  • Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Ubisoft
  • Xbox
  • Wargaming
  • 505 Games
  • Assemble Entertainment
  • Aerosoft
  • Astragon Entertainment
  • Bethesda Softworks
  • Gameevil COM2US Europe
  • Headup
  • Indie Arena Booth
  • Koch Media
  • Tencent
  • Thunderful Games
  • Team 17
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Xbox Gamescom Sale

Xbox also announced that it will have a FanFest during Gamescom. Xbox FanFest is a combination of exclusive digital events, content, sweepstakes, merch, and more.

By registering for Xbox FanFest, "you can unlock exclusives across Xbox hosted events, promotions, and curated online experiences hosted just for you".

The company will also be running a sale through Gamescom (running from August 25-27th), offering up to 75% off on some games.