Microsoft confirms gamescom press conference, promises “a bunch of announcements”

Monday, 9th August 2010 14:22 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Microsoft will be holding a press conference at gamescom next Tuesday, August 17, VG247 can reveal.

MS sent out invites to a gamescom “play day” this morning, but didn’t make it clear if the company would be holding an actual press conference at the German show as it did last year with Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux.

But it is. And it’s bringing “a bunch of announcements” for the event, according to an MS rep speaking to us on the phone just now.

Microsoft said it wasn’t sure what format the conference will take, but it’s a presser that’ll take place on the same day as EA’s and Sony’s.

Nintendo won’t be holding a conference at the show.

While nothing has been confirmed yet in terms of announcements, it’s very likely we’ll see a European release date for Kinect at the event.

Obviously, we’ll be there.

The shindig kicks off next Monday, with gamescom itself running August 18-22, the first day being industry-only.



  1. LePlatypus

    Did they say what time it’ll be?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Tomchoucrew

    A european release date? Isn’t november 4th a worldwide release date?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    @1 It’ll be anytime between 12:30pm – 3:30pm CET.

    We don’t quite know yet, but we’ll hopefully know something more specific before the end of the week.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. theevilaires

    All I can say is if you don’t get a free new XBOX then that just shows M$ don’t give a crap about you guys :D

    #4 4 years ago
  5. LePlatypus

    @3 What’s that in BST?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. No_PUDding

    If it’s not worldwide, then Kinect is really getting off to a bad start.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Johnny Cullen

    @5 11:30am – 2:30pm.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Razor

    Doesn’t exactly sound like the most thought out conference, to be honest.

    I bet they’re also hoping to try and guess the right EU release of GT5 so as to have Kinect take some impact off it, given GT’s importance in EU.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Benjo1981

    Totally off-topic, for which I apologise, but does VG247 have/will be releasing an iphone app?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Happy Hardon Harry

    Natal (fuck kinect) will be the next 360 HD-DVD drive, it will bomb, as i can’t see why anyone in their right mind would buy such a useless peripheral.

    It’s too expensive and has no killer software. There is no incentive what-so-ever to buy this..

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Crysis

    does the iPhone have a regular internet browser like any other portable phone/device?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Benjo1981

    @11 Thanks so much for your lovely rhetorical reply. Yet you fail to answer my question, whilst trying so hard to be smug. Yes, of course it has a browser, but I was enquiring about an APP. So, do you have anything to add regarding an APP?

    #12 4 years ago
  13. albo88

    i thing we will see more from that crytek game codename kindtom or how that called
    dont forget that crytek works for ms now

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Johnny Cullen

    I wouldn’t be massively shocked if we did see Kingdom.

    This is Crytek’s backyard after all, and I’d like to think it would have something a bit extra then just Crysis 2 multiplayer (nothing wrong with that, FYI).

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Crysis

    @12, wasn’t being smug, was an actual question, never handled an iPhone so i don’t kno anything about it, was simply asking wheter or not it has an internet browser, now regaqrding your former remark, why not post it in the forums instead in random articles? if you don’t see the app for it, it’s likely not there

    #15 4 years ago
  16. V_Ben

    Kingdoms seems logical, and I’d expect something else from Rare to appease their fans. Perhaps a downloadable game. That, and a gameplay demo of Fable 3.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Mattigan


    M$ ?

    Oh I see what you did there very clever, look I can do it too – P$3 :D

    Or even – W€€

    See what I did there!

    But in all seriousness, I’nm really suprised that you have the time to spam this site with all the M$ hate, surely you should be spending all your free time basking in the powah of teh cell?

    #17 4 years ago
  18. LordCancer

    you can kinect one hard on to another harry.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. LordCancer

    @17 you don’t have to hate microsoft to be revolted by the 360s giveaway. Those game journalist acted like loose ladies at a rock concert. Thats only cool if your in the band. The rest of us are the losers waiting out side for our girlfriends to return from there back stage extravaganza. Nothings the same afterwards.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Crysis

    @19, i’m more angered by the giveaway, why didn’t i get 1? :P

    #20 4 years ago
  21. LordCancer

    @20 thats the thing though right. If you had got one you’d be happy but, isn’t it a journalist job to remain objective? Joe blow can have one of these, its like oprah free car giveaway. This was e3 however, joe blow wasn’t even allowed in.

    Game Reviews are already bought and paid. Now not only do game journalist not have to buy the games they tell us to buy, they don’t have to buy the console either.

    It’s sick.

    #21 4 years ago

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