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No Press Brief From Microsoft at Gamescom 2016, “Xbox FanFest Experience” Instead

If you were looking forward to an update on the Xbox One S release date or the development of Project Scorpio at a press brief from Microsoft at Gamescom 2016, you are not getting any. The company has announced their plans for the event, and it doesn’t mention anything of that sort.

However, this does not mean that Microsoft is skipping the event, instead, they are planning a “more intimate” experience for the community which they are calling an Xbox FanFest.

While we will not be hosting a media briefing this year, we’re planning a new and more intimate Xbox FanFest experience for our fans across Europe and worldwide attending gamescom 2016.

The word came in from Aaron Greenberg, the General Manager for Xbox Games Marketing at Microsoft, who says that tehy will let you “get hands-on with the most anticipated titles for 2016 and 2017” from among their “stellar lineup of blockbusters.”

Games that he mentioned specifically include Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Halo Wars 2, ReCore and Sea of Thieves and some unspecificed ID@Xbox titles, but one can always expect some surpirse, right? Read on for the schedule of their booth.

Schedule for the Booth from Microsoft at Gamescom 2016

  • 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

Greenberg says that Microsoft at Gamescom 2016 will continue to privde the attendees more of what was shown at E3 2016 while referring to the impressive new features like Xbox Play Anywhere and others.

While the extent of their announcement ends here, what else can we epxect from Microsoft at Gamessoom 2016? Are there going to be any surprise announcements that we don’t know of? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.