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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!


80’s Overdrive (Console and PC) – July 27

A 2D pixel art racing game, designed to take you back in time to when 8- and 16-bit consoles and arcade games ruled the world. Compete against opponents in career mode to unlock new races, buy new cars, and upgrade them with state-of-the-art technologies!


Arsonist Heaven – July 27 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Arsonist Heaven – July 27 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Get ready to blaze through your enemies with as much firepower as you can carry! It’s hunt or be hunted in a game of side-scrolling survival. Arsonist Heaven is an action platformer presented in retro pixel art style where you take the role of a hunter in a flame-retardant hazard suit equipped with a jet pack as you traverse a wide variety of biomes, from forests and icy mountains to deserts and volcanic caverns.


Train Valley: Console Edition – July 27

Train Valley: Console Edition – July 27

Build railroads to connect cities, tunnels, and bridges. Manage increasing traffic by constructing, switches, sidings, and spurs so that multiple trains can run without delays, at the same time. Stay accident-free by precisely controlling trains during crucial moments.


Aniquilation – July 28

Aniquilation – July 28

A twin-stick shooter set across small planets where not only your shots are your weapons, but the enemies and planet environment can be as well, throwing and reflecting almost all elements of the environment.


LootLite – July 28 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

LootLite – July 28 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

A roguelike-arcade in which you can choose between seven different heroes to fight against the enemy hordes and try to recover the stolen treasures. Travel through a huge peninsula with distinct levels full of secrets, hidden paths, and all kinds of weapons.


Lord Winklebottom Investigates – July 28

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Lord Winklebottom Investigates – July 28

It’s the 1920s and the world’s foremost detective is about to embark on his most challenging case yet. Thankfully, in this world that is not like our own, there’s nobody better to crack the case than the great detective and gentleman giraffe, Lord Winklebottom.


Puzzletronics Digital Infinite – July 28

Puzzletronics Digital Infinite – July 28

A minimalist jigsaw-puzzle where you move the pieces to form logical circuits while listen to a relaxing and calm soundtrack. Challenge yourself through 135 diverse levels with a variety of difficulty, learning the behavior of logical doors and digital logic.


RimWorld Console Edition – July 28

RimWorld Console Edition – July 28

Shipwrecked on a distant world, you manage a group of desperate colonists as you co-author tragic, twisted, and triumphant stories about imprisoned pirates, desperate colonists, starvation, and survival. Every thunderstorm, pirate raid, and travelling salesperson is a card dealt into your story by the AI Storyteller for you to choose from: Randy Random does crazy stuff; Cassandra Classic goes for rising tension; and Phoebe Chillax likes to relax. Discover a new generated world each time you play.


Avenging Spirit – July 29 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

Avenging Spirit – July 29 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery

As an avenging spirit, you must save your girlfriend from a mysterious crime syndicate so you can finally rest in peace. Possess one of four characters with unique abilities to attack (or possess) enemies, collect power-ups, and defeat bosses to advance.


Digimon Survive – July 29

Digimon Survive – July 29

Digimon Survive sees a brand-new group of teenagers, led by Takuma Momozuka, get lost on a school camping trip, finding them transported to a strange new world of ferocious foes and new allies.  Join Takuma and his friends to fight their way back home. Craft your story in this thrilling visual novel with turn-based combat.

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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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