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Xbox Games Stream Announced For Gamescom 2021 | Screen Rant

Microsoft has revealed that there will be an Xbox stream at Gamescom 2021 featuring updates on previously announced games and reveals concerning Xbox Game Pass titles. This will be one of several streamed shows as Gamescom 2021 will be a digital event, with initial plans for an in-person event having been scrapped because of the pandemic.

In June, E3 2021 featured several well-received game showcases, which helped to put it back on the map as a premier gaming industry event. The rest of the year will have smaller events, such as the Tokyo Game Show. Gamescom 2021 is one of the year's remaining larger presences, and it's set to run from August 25 - 27. Major game companies like EA and Ubisoft will be at Gamescom, along with a number of smaller studios. It's notable that Nintendo and PlayStation have yet to confirm any presence at the show at the time of writing.

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Gamescom 2021 has been confirmed to feature an Xbox livestream, and Microsoft announces that the show will take place on August 24 at 10 AM PDT/1 PM EDT. The stream will be broadcast on the official Xbox YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Twitter, VK, and Bilibili sites. There will also be a Bethesda Germany livestream on August 26, which will include Xbox content much like the joint Xbox and Bethesda E3 2021 showcase. That Bethesda MainStream show can be watched on the official Bethesda Twitch channel.

The former stream will feature updates about upcoming Xbox-exclusive games being developed by both Xbox Game Studios and third-party companies. There will apparently be particular attention paid to titles that are scheduled to release this holiday season, which means Forza Horizon 5 will very likely be featured during Gamescom. The stream will also include announcements about upcoming Xbox Game Pass titles, but Microsoft has yet to elaborate on what those might be.

There were numerous unexpected reveals at Xbox's E3 2021 showcase, which included Xbox console exclusives that are coming down the pipeline in the future. There's still the matter of the short-term to consider, though, especially as the PlayStation 5 continues to beat out the Xbox Series X/S in sales. If the 2021 holiday season will be a focus for Xbox's Gamescom 2021 show, then the time could finally be right to unveil a solid release date for Halo InfiniteThe Xbox Series X/S lost its largest launch exclusive when Halo Infinite was previously delayed, but Microsoft has a renewed chance to capitalize on the game's appeal. Such a reveal could prove particularly effective, as PlayStation's major holiday season exclusive game, Horizon Forbidden West, has reportedly been delayed to 2022.

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