Microsoft shares its Xbox plans for Gamescom

Xbox One X

Xbox to Announce New Hardware at Gamescom

Microsoft will introduce new Xbox hardware and accessories next month at the gamescom event in Germany.

It's doubtful the company would out the successor to the Xbox One X this way, so set your expectations around possible hardware revisions or controllers. Considering the fact that it wasn't at E3 2018, Gamescom may just be the ideal place to debut the controller, with hundreds of thousands of visitors in attendance.

For more information about Microsoft's 2018 Gamescom presence, check out the official post on the Xbox Wire right here. Major Nelson didn't go so far as to reveal the details of the new mode, but it will be shown exclusively at the Xbox booth for the first time. Plus, a recent report pegged the next Xbox console for release in 2020. It named some of those games in today's announcement - Forza Horizon 4, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and State of Decay 2 - but the rest are still largely a mystery. The bundles will most likely feature games that are playable at Xbox's booth, but the accessories portion could be a bit more interesting.

Microsoft Xbox Elite Wireless Controller

Xbox FanFest will return to Gamescom on August 23. Hopefully Microsoft will announce the new controller and confirm the existence of the Fable reboot at Gamescom. We'll find out when Microsoft holds its event on August 21 at 7:30am PT. Gamescom kicks off on Tuesday, August 21, and we'll be covering the major announcements from it as they happen here at SlashGear, so stay tuned.

Lastly, Microsoft announced a handful of games that will be present on the show floor at their booth space.

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