Microsoft holding gamescom 2013 conference – report

Thursday, 4th July 2013 10:55 GMT By Dave Cook

Microsoft will host a gamescom conference next month, according to unnamed sources.

Citing the sources, CVG reports that some developers have already been made aware of the conference and that it will announce its plans publicly soon.

A Microsoft spokesperson said on the matter, “We’re excited to be back at Gamescom this year but we’re not announcing any further details on our plans at this time. Please stay tuned for more details!”

The briefing is said to last an hour, and will include Xbox One.

Meanwhile, Capcom has confirmed to VG247 that it will not be at gamescom 2013.

What do you make of the above? Are you holding out for any new announcements? How about a European release date? Let us know below.



  1. Kanok

    New Xbox One without kinect announcement……….not expect.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Superfrog

    They better attend every fucking event and hold as many conferences as possible before launch. They’re in dire need of any opportunity to fix the damage and make a positive impression. (Which is good because they have to deliver now.)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Bam007

    Apparently Sony’s presence at gamescom is going to be huge, so Microsoft will have some work to do to impress.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. manamana


    #4 2 years ago
  5. noamlol2

    #3 you got that right

    people are still pissed all over the DRM bullshit

    Msoft gotta offer something better then theirs

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Pytox

    the damage control presser

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Fin

    Full date from MS and Sony, I expect.

    #7 2 years ago

    Xbox One without kinect announcement incoming.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. actuallyisnotafox

    are they going to tokyo game show too? with the announcement that japan isnt theyre main priority (which it should be if they want more numbers?) i doubt theyre gonna do well in these next conventions

    #9 2 years ago
  10. LordDjinn

    @8 im betting it wont happen, at least for awhile, reason being, they couldnt even turn the kinect off while the xbox is on, they put it in sleep mode.. and they said its not listening, its only listening for xbox on.. which is listening, meaning they cant make the current xbox one work without it, so i highly doubt they will announce that.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. GuuR

    Well, they’ve got another opportunity to clarify stuff that has gamers scratching their heads. Sure hope they’ll use it wisely…

    #11 2 years ago
  12. mistermogul

    Now I’m getting a PS4, I don’t want to hear anything about a new PGR!

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Tech-N9ne


    WTF you talking about? It’s all software, of-course they can remove the requirement. If they don’t its because its part of the Xbox One experience, not because they can’t turn it off.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Lengendaryboss

    A lot of cynics here, unsurprisingly. Can’t we just predict what MS plans are instead of doom and gloom: kinect theories.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Tech-N9ne


    Spot on. Same shit they were saying before E3.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. LordDjinn

    @Tech-N9ne are you incapable of understanding what Microsoft said, and seeing pass your own BS.. allow me to clarify what you dont understand..

    Microsoft stated the xbox one (hardware/the physical thing you can touch) wont work without the kinect (another part of the hardware/ which you can touch) its not software you imbecile.. which means the current xbox one (until microsoft admits another lie) doesnt function without the kinect.

    Still with me??

    Microsoft may release a different version of the xbox one without the kinect if this is true, therefore, i doubt they will announce a kinect free xbox one.

    That would be what i am talking about, use your head sometimes.

    (Sidenote) Microsoft also stated they can turn off the kinect, by putting it in a sleep mode. which isnt off, and its not listening, but its listening to xbox on, which means its listening. so they are either lying again, (which i wont be surprised if they are) or just stating crap that doesnt make sense. off = paused. not listening = listening

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Lengendaryboss

    Oh and they were entitled to voice their opinion then because they were pissed off, now that main doom and gloom has been dispelled its just untrust and cynicism: the latter which makes more sense than the former.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. OrbitMonkey

    Basically their going to show Titanfall on loop…

    Not a bad thing :)

    #18 2 years ago
  19. mistermogul

    @18 – Am I the only one more hyped for Destiny than Titanfall? Can’t believe the former didn’t win as many E3 “awards” as the latter…

    #19 2 years ago
  20. DrDamn

    How do you think different bits of hardware talk to each other and make decisions based on that communication? Software.

    They won’t remove it because it’s part of what XBox One is, it’s a key part of the experience as they see it.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. LordDjinn

    Destiny is my pride and joy game, i am looking forward to that. As well as FFXIV RRB.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. LordDjinn

    -_- really..

    Software exists as ideas, application, concepts, and symbols, but it has no substance. A combination of hardware and software forms a usable computing system.

    The hardware exists to allow the software to operate it, meaning ‘IT NEEDS THE HARDWARE’ which would be the kinect, not the software that operates the xbox one.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. DrDamn

    It’s two bits of hardware where the dependency that exists is purely software. They don’t want to turn the kinect off, that’s why they don’t want people to disconnect it. To put that dependency in the hardware somehow would be madness – how would you even do that without software?

    XBoxOne boots it’s OSs – checks if Kinect is there, if not complains and asks you to connect it. They can re-write the OS (software) to not check. It would potentially have quite a deep impact on the OS as it may have been designed with assumptions, however the idea that they can’t turn off this dependency in software is ludicrous.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. LordDjinn

    Let me make this very clear, Microsoft could be lying through their teeth stating that the xbox one cannot function without the kinect. Right now, it cant.

    Doesnt matter if they could turn off the kinect with software to allow the xbox one to function without it, they wont as of right now, so the xbox one needs the kinect ‘hardware’ to function, like i said.

    Now if they go back on their word and say they will release the xbox one without the need for kinect, which i highly doubt, then good job stating they can turn it off if they wanted to.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Fethennour

    @12 You, sir, are a wise man.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. DrDamn

    It’s not a lie though. As it stands they have designed the system to only operate if Kinect is connected. That’s a concious decision on their part. They want people to connect it when they get it out the box and they don’t want people to disconnect it. So they have designed the OS to check for it and not operate without it. That’s what they wanted. That’s also why I don’t think they will remove this dependency.

    My only point was opposed to the view that this was somehow fixed for the future and they could *never* update this because it was manufactured into the hardware. That’s incorrect. They could – if they wanted to – update the OS pre or post launch to change this.

    “Doesnt matter if they could turn off the kinect with software to allow the xbox one to function without it”

    It does if you are going to claim someone is an “imbecile” for even suggesting they could.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. mistermogul

    @25 – Thank you my friend, as are you obviously ;)

    #27 2 years ago
  28. LordDjinn

    @DrDamn, i agree with everything you said minus the quote, there was no suggesting there, it was a rash statement that it was all software, which mines was also a rash statement on it being all hardware. Since it was both i was wrong.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Tech-N9ne


    All those words to say rubbish.

    @20 Thanks.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. bradk825

    @19 there’s me too. I find it silly that a game with no story won best of show. Destiny looks fantastic, and it’s high on my list, higher in fact than Titanfall.

    @5 the worst part of that is DRM was just widely misunderstood and most of the reporting around it was a regurgitation of forum troll statements. You could still trade games, you just couldn’t trade a game, then go home and keep playing it because it was already installed. The main crime was doing it half-way. They were half-way to digital only, they should have either gone digital or not, but they thought (and were totally wrong) that they were cushioning the blow to those who prefer things not to change by keeping the disc for now. Properly communicated and properly portrayed in the media, and DRM would not have cause a quarter of the anger that it did.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. ps3fanboy

    when micro$hafts is involved you can expect a gamescon and not a gamescom, LOL!

    #31 2 years ago
  32. OrbitMonkey

    @30, The story will be incorporated within the mp. Just like Destiny.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. bradk825

    That’s good news then. I had thought from another article I’d read that there was no story, but maybe “no single player campaign” and “no story” don’t mean the same thing then ;-) Good to know. Thanks.

    #33 2 years ago

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