Microsoft will be on the trip, but without Bethesda

The American publisher Microsoft unveils its program for the 2022 edition of Gamescom, the Cologne video game fair.

The Xbox area (Hall 8, north entrance) of Microsoft at the Koelnmesse, Cologne’s exhibition centre, will allow visitors to the Gamescom 2022 get your hands on the latest games from Xbox Game Studios (Pentiment, Age of Empires IV, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Sea of ​​Thieves, Grounded) and upcoming releases from third-party publishers (A Plague Tale: Requiem, Disney Dreamlight Valley, Gunfire Reborn, Inkulinati, Last Case of Benedict Fox, Lies of P, Lightyear Frontier, Planet of Lana, You Suck at Parking) from August 25 at 10 a.m. to August 28 at 8 p.m.

They’ll also be able to try out the new Xbox app on 2022 Samsung Smart TVs as well as take part in activities like taking a selfie with Starfield’s robotic companion VASCO, battling Piglins from Minecraft Legends, walking the board from Sea of ​​Thieves, enter the battlefield of Age of Empires IV or come face to face with the spider Broodmother from Grounded.

The event dedicated to fans of the green X brand will take place on Wednesday August 24 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.:

There’s no better way to connect with the Xbox community. You can together enjoy the activities available in our space, including meeting the creators of games.

Those unable to come to Germany in Cologne for Gamescom 2022 and Xbox FanFest will have the chance to chat with the Sea of ​​Thieves and Park Beyond teams on Friday August 26 via Microsoft Teams:

These virtual experiences will allow you to interact directly with the creators to learn more about their games and their experiences in the industry.

Although present at Gamescom 2022, Microsoft will not hold a conference to announce new games. Nevertheless, a livestream will be organized on Thursday August 25 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. from the Xbox space to share interviews with developers and gameplay extracts for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Gunfire Reborn, Sea of ​​Thieves, Lies of P, High On Life, Grounded, Pentiment, A Plague Tale: Requiem, Minecraft Legends, Planet of Lana and Age of Empires IV.

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