Xbox Gamescom trailer teases surprises, more
posted on 08.01.14 at 12:29 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Microsoft going big in Cologne later this month.


Microsoft has released a new trailer teasing its presence at Gamescom next month.

The Xbox show begins on Monday, August 11 at 18:00 BST when Sledgehammer games lifts the lid on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare‘s multiplayer mode, presented by Xbox.

Then, on Tuesday, August 12, Microsoft will host its Gamescom Xbox briefing at 13:00 BST, following an after show for an extended look at upcoming Xbox games.

From there, Microsoft promises daily updates and videos focusing on its upcoming lineup, with some “big surprises you will not want tot miss.”

Watch the trailer below.

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  • shogunknight

    Gamescom hyping begins…..has gamescom been a huge thing or was it the PS4/X1s coming that boosted its awareness?

    • Invisbin

      Increased popularity. Wasn’t huge but people were aware. I didn’t find out about it until 2012 soooo

      • ShadowFang

        Yeah, you’re not the first one.

        For years, Gamescom was just “the European E3”. But a few years ago (I’d place it at 2010 maybe), we started to see major announcements from European teams revealed at the show. And publishers started to support it, realizing that they probably should space out big announcements throughout the year instead of revolving around the show in June.

        It’s been growing in terms of awareness every year for the past couple ones.

    • Unretributed

      Gamescom has been big (bigger than e3) for a while now.

      Recent example:
      e3 2013 attendance: 48,200
      Gamescom 2013 attendance: 340,000+

      Gamescom is open to the public.

      • Zackasaur

        Gamescome is much bigger in terms of attendance due to its open nature, but E3 has always been much bigger in terms of industry significance. It has higher publisher attendance, more announcements, fancier streaming, etc.

        However, Gamescom has really been growing as a competitor to all of that over the past few years, and publishers are starting to see the merit in spreading out their announcements.

        Sony in particular have a strategy lately of targeting announcements by region, so that E3, Gamescom, and TGS all have noteworthy news.

    • Anime10121

      It surpassed E3 in attendance when E3 started shutting out the public.

  • ShadowFang

    Call of Duty reveal… presented by Xbox. Ugh.

    Never been a fan of Microsoft’s co-opting of multiplatform games in their marketing. Especially since they really only do that with sports and shooters. Usually EA games. And Call of Duty.

    And ‘Bone fanboys wonder why their console has a reputation as a shooter-box. *sigh*

    • Anime10121

      Is there really a need for that? Sony did/is doing the same thing with their marketing of Destiny at E3/now…

      • Zackasaur

        To be fair, Destiny isn’t CoD… Destiny has merit. :P

        It’s one thing to be against third-party/first-party marketing partnerships, but those are inevitable now.

        It’s another thing to criticize the -kinds- of games with which these companies choose to partner.

      • ShadowFang

        Yeah, I know everyone does it. But Microsoft’s the most aggressive about it. Especially during the 360’s lifespan? They slapped that logo on everything they could, and it just got obnoxious.

        They had the Xbox 360 logo attached to ads for Final Fantasy XIII back in the day. They had it attached to every COD this generation. It’s attached to Titanfall. They put it on all the Madden games… and on actual NFL games. It was “the official console of the NFL” for several years. Battlefield games too. Heck, they even attached the Xbox 360 logo to Monopoly, the board game. Both the board game (Xbox is one of the brands you can buy in Monopoly Empires) AND the McDonald’s version of the game. It’s really aggravating.

        That’s all money that they should put towards development, don’t ya think? Especially since they were relying primarily on 3 exclusives – Halo, Gears and Forza – to drive any sort of “unique identity” for their console for, like, 4 years. At least. They just want to be louder than the other guy, not make better games. Or properly market the games they have but sweep under the rug; Titanfall has been the focal point of their entire ad campaign so far; why not put Killer Instinct, Project Spark, Powerstar Golf or something else in an ad? Why not try to get SOME OTHER DEMOGRAPHIC to care?

        So yes. There is no ‘need’ for what I said, but it bugs me. And I think it should be part of the conversation surrounding Xbox. Maybe I’m just old school; I mean, I grew up in an era where, “Sega did what Nintendon’t”. So of course Microsoft’s current attitude of “We do what… you can also do elsewhere, like on competing platforms or that PC thing we hate. But shush – associate our thing with these products” really gets under my skin. You can’t escape it; they can’t walk away from it…


  • Solomon_Kano

    Come on, Sunset Overdrive bundle…

    • Anime10121

      Thank you for reminding me of another game I need to preorder…and I just bought Anarchy Reigns and Mass Effect 2 from Gamestop on sale for $5…

      I dont think I’ll ever finish this backlog :/

      After Bravely, I’m heading straight into Dead Rising 3!

      • Solomon_Kano

        Hop to it!

        You can knock Anarchy Reigns out fairly quickly, so it shouldn’t be too much of a burden on your backlog, but you probably won’t want to do both playthroughs back to back. I still haven’t gone back to finish the other one…

        • Anime10121

          Well I only bought it for Jacks scenario anyway as I have little interest in the other guy’s :P

          • Solomon_Kano

            There’s not much difference between the two anyhow, so you won’t be missing much lol.

  • captainhowdy

    “big surprises you will not want tot miss.”

    I wouldn’t want “tot” miss this either…. joking aside what I want is more info on Phantom Dust and Scalebound .

    • ShadowFang

      Then you should probably keep waiting for Tokyo Game Show :) At best.

      Personally, I’m pretty sure that Platinum is busting their butts right now with their current projects, whose release dates are rapidly approaching. Bayonetta Remaster, Bayonetta 2 and Legend of Korra all ship in the next few months while Scalebound doesn’t even have a release date. They’ll probably not talk about it until next year.

      But it would be a sweet surprise, I’ll give you that!

      • captainhowdy

        Sadly, you’re right. That game looks super fun.

  • Keegs79

    I am stoked for major announcements. For the Xbox One I just look forward to info about Quantum Break. For Sony, I am excited to see what Guerilla Games, Media Molecule, and Quantum Dreams been working on. I am also stoked to find out about Bioware’s horror themed title.

  • $117141671

    My expectations are pretty low.

    Some downloadable games
    New info on The Master Chief Collection
    New character for season 2 of Killer Instinct
    Too much time spent on that Fable game and Horizon 2

    I want to say that I’d expect at least one new AAA game, but I’m drawing a blank when it comes to potential developers, unless it ends up being Ninja Theory’s new game.