Xbox bringing "updates on announced games" to Gamescom 2022

By Luke Albigés,

Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox will be "back on the show floor at Gamescom" this year, offering a closer look at what the next 12 months will have in store for Xbox fans at the late-August expo in Germany.

Not unlike the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase last month, the focus will once again be on "announced games coming to Xbox in the next 12 months," as per a statement from Microsoft, so you might want to keep your expectations in check for any major new announcements. Still, a show floor presence at events like this does tend to mean hands-on demos of upcoming games and behind-closed-doors press presentations of some titles that are a bit further out, so there's still a lot of potential to see a good bit more of the 50-strong lineup of Xbox releases due in the next year.

Upcoming Xbox games will be on the show floor at Gamescom in August

What upcoming games will Microsoft be showing off and letting people play, you ask? Well, we'd like to know as well, so hopefully we'll get a little more info closer to the show — it's still the best part of two months off at this point, so there's plenty of time to find out more. If we were to speculate, a playable build of Forza Motorsport isn't beyond the realms of possibility since testers have apparently had access to it for some time now, and there are quite a few decent candidates in that 2022 section in the image above that may also show up in playable form. As for the 2023 stuff — included the delayed duo of Redfall and Starfield — new trailers seem like they would probably be the most we will get from the public show, although there's a good chance that press (hopefully including our own TA Gamescom crew!) will get to see a little more of some of these further-off games behind closed doors.

What are you hoping or expecting to see from Xbox and Bethesda at Gamescom at the end of August? Let us know below!
Luke Albigés
Written by Luke Albigés
Luke runs the TA news team, contributing where he can primarily with reviews and other long-form features — crafts he has honed across two decades of print and online gaming media experience, having worked with the likes of gamesTM, Eurogamer, Play, Retro Gamer, Edge, and many more. He loves all things Monster Hunter, enjoys a good D&D session, and has played way too much Destiny.