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Next Week on Xbox: July 18 to 22

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Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! In this weekly feature we cover all the games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Game Pass! Get more details on these upcoming games below and click their profiles for further info (release dates subject to change). Let’s jump in!


As Dusk Falls – July 19 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

An original interactive drama from Interior/Night that explores the entangled lives of two families across thirty years. Starting in 1998 with a robbery-gone-wrong in small town Arizona, the choices you make have a powerful impact on the characters’ lives in this uncompromising story of betrayal, sacrifice, and resilience.


Endling – Extinction is Forever – July 19

Endling – Extinction is Forever – July 19

Will a mother fox manage to keep its little cubs alive? Experience a world ravaged by humankind through the eyes of the last fox on Earth in this eco-conscious adventure. Discover the destructive force of humans as they corrupt, pollute, and exploit the most precious and valuable resources of the natural environment day by day. Plan your next move carefully since it could be the last for you and your cubs.


Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels – July 19 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels – July 19 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

Blast off to the visually stunning, exhilarating new Horizon Hot Wheels Park, high in the clouds above Mexico. Experience the fastest, most extreme tracks ever devised. Design, build, and share your own Hot Wheels adventure with over 80 distinct, snappable track pieces. Race 10 amazing new cars including the lightning fast 2021 Hennessey Venom F5 and the iconic 2000 Hot Wheels Deora II. Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels is included with the Forza Horizon 5 Premium Edition, Expansions Bundle, and Premium Add-Ons Bundle. This add-on requires Forza Horizon 5 (game sold separately).


Gloom and Doom – July 19 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Gloom and Doom – July 19 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

A visual novel throwback to ‘90s slacker movies with a supernatural twist. A depressed wraith is trying to earn his way back into heaven by hunting demons. His final mark is a girl who believes she will cause the end of the world. Featuring a cast of moody characters and a superhero comic book style, your choices will lead you to one of seven endings.


Hazel Sky – July 20Xbox One X Enhanced

Hazel Sky – July 20 – Xbox One X Enhanced

A heartfelt adventure about a young engineer facing his destiny and his desires. Fix ramshackle flying machines and jump, climb, swing, and slide through a beautiful, mysterious world.


Seduction: A Monk’s Fate – July 20Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

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Seduction: A Monk’s Fate – July 20 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Side-scrolling action and classic adventure storytelling come together in a horror-themed tale about a monk who must enter a dark and surreal realm to uncover the truth of his monastery. What mysteries lie hidden, and can those he respects truly be trusted? Take control of this young man as he explores and converses, questions everything he knows and defies the advice of his elders.


Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium Bundle – July 21

Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium Bundle – July 21

Capcom is taking you back to the stadium with another collection of your favorite classics! See what has changed, and what’s completely new, in Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium, from 3D-rendered arcade cabinets to scanline filters, there’s everything you need to recreate that arcade atmosphere.


Hell Pie – July 21 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Hell Pie – July 21 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

An obscene 3D platformer that takes bad taste to the next level! Grab the horns of Nate, the Demon of Bad Taste, as he is given the honorable task of gathering the disgusting ingredients for Satan’s infamous birthday pie.


Aery – Vikings – July 22 – Xbox One X Enhanced

Aery – Vikings – July 22 – Xbox One X Enhanced

A story-driven 3D flight exploration game in which you control a little bird that is on its journey to complete a near impossible task of the gods. Make your journey through a wonderful, exciting, and breathtaking world and enjoy the feeling of flying on your search for Valhalla.


Princess.Loot.Pixel.Again x2 – July 22

Princess.Loot.Pixel.Again x2 – July 22

Save cats! Kill dragons! Kiss the Princess! Again! Lots of fun with no hint at being serious, randomly generated adventures with heaps of more artifacts, objects, locations, enemies, bosses, secrets, and traps!


Severed Steel – July 22

Severed Steel – July 22

A stylish and visceral single-player FPS featuring a fluid stunt system, destructible voxel environments, loads of bullet time, a unique one-armed protagonist, and a dark electronic soundtrack.

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We’re excited to return to gamescom in Cologne, Germany this August and hang out in person with the community for the first time since 2019!  

We’re really looking forward to being back on the show floor, bringing our passionate fans together again in person to celebrate what’s ahead at Xbox. At gamescom 2022, whether attending the show or watching the Xbox Booth @ gamescom Live Stream from home, fans in Europe and around the world can expect a little more insight into some of our previously announced games coming to Xbox in the next 12 months. 

We’re also very pleased to announce the return of Xbox FanFest to the show floor. More details on this and everything else we’re up to at gamescom 2022, can be found below. Here’s what to expect.  


Xbox Booth 


This year the Xbox booth will be back in Hall 8 and will feature 36 stations with a fantastic line-up of content coming to Xbox in the next 12 months, many of which will arrive on Game Pass on day one.

For those attending in person, you will be able to go hands-on with some of the latest games and updates from Xbox Game Studios, including: 

  • Pentiment  (Obsidian Entertainment / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Age of Empires IV  (Relic Entertainment & World’s Edge / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator  (Asobo Studio / Xbox Game Studios Publishing)
  • Sea of Thieves  (Rare Games / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Grounded (Obsidian Entertainment / Xbox Game Studios)

We will be celebrating some of our third-party partners too, with playable titles on the booth including: 

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studio / Focus Entertainment)
  • Disney Dreamlight Valley (Gameloft)
  • Gunfire Reborn (Duoyi Games / 505 Games)
  • Inkulinati (Yaza Games / Daedalic Entertainment)
  • Last Case of Benedict Fox (Plot Twist Games / Rogue Games)
  • Lies of P (Neowiz)
  • Lightyear Frontier (Frame Break)
  • Planet of Lana (Wishfully / Thunderful)
  • You Suck at Parking (Happy Volcano)

Visitors to the booth will also be able to get hands-on with the new Xbox App on the latest 2022 Samsung Smart TV, part of our mission to empower everyone to play the games they want, with the people they want, anywhere they want. 

In addition to getting hands-on with the latest games, attendees will have the chance to become a video game hero with some amazing photo opportunities. You’ll be able to… 

  • Come face-to-face with the first boss from Grounded, the Broodmother, a larger-than-life spider 5 meters (17 feet) wide who is looking forward to getting a selfie with you
  • Walk the plank with Sea of Thieves 
  • Fight the Piglins with Minecraft Legends 
  • Storm the battlefield with Age of Empires IV   
  • Take a selfie with Starfield’s robot companion, VASCO 

We can’t wait to see what you get up to.   

Xbox remains committed to the belief that gaming should be safe, inclusive, and accessible for all. That’s why we’re ensuring that Xbox Adaptive Controllers will be available on request and all areas of the booth will be wheelchair accessible. Additionally, easily identifiable American Sign Language (ASL), British Sign Language (BSL), and German Sign Language (DGS) interpreters, as well as “Here to Help” staff, will be available to assist players of all abilities.   

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We are also pleased to announce that Xbox is an official partner of “gamescom goes green” and we have made a voluntary climate contribution to ClimatePartner to offset the CO2 consumption of our show floor presence. We are also committed to the prevention of waste in the design, presence and breakdown of the Xbox booth itself. All of this forms part of Xbox’s commitment to our players and the industry to work tirelessly to reduce our environmental impact in a responsible way. 

You will be able to find us at Hall 8 of the Koelnmesse, North entrance. Come hang out with Team Xbox! 

See below for the consumer show opening times: 

  • Thursday, August 25 – 10:00am – 8:00pm CEST 
  • Friday, August 26 – 10:00am – 8:00pm CEST 
  • Saturday, August 27 – 9:00am – 8:00 pm CEST 
  • Sunday, August 28 – 9:00am – 8:00pm CEST 

Xbox Booth @ gamescom Live Stream 


Live from the Xbox Booth at gamescom, on Thursday, August 25 from 2:00pm CEST – 8:00pm CEST / 5:00am PT – 11:00am PT / 8:00am ET – 2:00pm ET we’ll also host a special day of live-streamed conversations. Expect developer interviews and gameplay from various Xbox Game Studios including Mojang Studios, Obsidian Entertainment, and World’s Edge plus Xbox Game Studios Publishing and their partners at Asobo Studio, in addition to some of our highly anticipated games from our third-party partners. Join us for the whole stream or tune in for the latest on your most anticipated titles. Keep an eye on Xbox Social channels for the full content schedule in the days leading up to gamescom.

Here’s a taste of what to expect:   

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (Asobo Studio / Xbox Game Studios Publishing)
  • Gunfire Reborn (Duoyi Games / 505 Games)
  • Sea of Thieves (Rare Games / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Lies of P (Neowiz)
  • High On Life (Squanch Games)
  • Grounded (Obsidian Entertainment / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Pentiment (Obsidian Entertainment / Xbox Game Studios)
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studio / Focus Entertainment)
  • Minecraft Legends (Mojang Studios & Blackbird Interactive / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Planet of Lana (Wishfully / Thunderful)
  • Age of Empires IV (Relic Entertainment & World’s Edge / Xbox Game Studios)

The live English-language broadcast from Xbox’s gamescom booth will be available in German, French, Polish, Italian, Spanish (Latin American & Castilian), Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese (Simplified), along with ASL, BSL and DGS interpretation, and English Audio Descriptions. You can catch all the Xbox Booth @gamescom Live Stream on regional Xbox channels on YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and elsewhere.


Xbox FanFest @ gamescom 


After Hours Booth Access Event. 

Xbox FanFest will host a special event after hours in the Xbox Booth. This event will take place on Wednesday, August 24from 8:00pm – 11:00pm CEST and gives select fans a chance to beat the crowds and get access to the booth before the show opens to public ticket holders. There’s no better way to connect with others in the Xbox community than being together in-person. Together, fans can enjoy fun booth activities, including meet and greets with game creators. To enter for a chance to win a ticket to the After Hours Booth Access Event for you and a friend, register as an Xbox FanFest fan at xbox.com/fanfest and opt-in on the exclusives page. Entry period ends August 15 at 11:59pm PT. 

Virtual Meet & Greets with Sea of Thieves and Park Beyond. 

Can’t make it to gamescom in person this year? No problem. Xbox FanFest will host Meet & Greets with Sea of Thieves and Park Beyond on Friday, August 26. Fans can participate no matter where they may be by joining a Microsoft Teams call. These virtual experiences are a unique opportunity to chat directly with game creators about their games and their experience in the industry. To enter for a chance to win, register as an Xbox FanFest fan at xbox.com/fanfest and opt-in for the meet and greet of your choice. Entry period ends August 15 at 11:59pm PT. See Official Rules for full details.

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Xbox Social Media Coverage.

For all the latest updates on Xbox at gamescom this year, stay tuned to the @Xbox Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube social channels, and the @XboxDACH Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube social channels. We’re using #Xboxgamescom as our event hashtag.



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