Microsoft gamescom 2013 event slated for August 20

Friday, 26th July 2013 19:36 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Microsoft will host a Showcase Event at gamescom on August 20, the day before the conference opens to the public.

While a time was provided for the showcase, the firm will discuss more on self-publishing through Xbox One and release more information on turning the console into a devkit.

Sony’s event happens the same day around 7pm CET / 6pm BST so look for Microsoft to go before then unless it plans on pulling an all-nighter.

gamescom runs August 21-25.

via Polygon



  1. tezzer1985

    Looks like it might be the reverse from E3..MS showcasing indie games, & and Sony showing off some big AAA games, apparently Sony still have games for Q4 to still reveal.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. actuallyisnotafox

    some of them vita too, presumably…

    #2 1 year ago
  3. ImNoHero


    can’t wait ’til gamescom, I hope that Microsoft will begin first, then Sony comes out and explode the place :D

    #3 1 year ago
  4. MFBB

    If they drop all the unannounced bombs on us…would be nice :)

    Little Big Planet 3 was spotted on some documents.

    Sony Santa Monica/Sony Japan have a game, Sonys London is also working on a big triple AAA action game.

    Naughty Dog has a game, which could be Uncharted 4 or something new.

    Quantic Dream, Guerrilla Games, From Software, Tarsier Studios, Supermassive Games, Ovosonico…

    have games in production and there are even more.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    Phil Spencer has said that they haven’t revealed all the exclusives yet, and that they would be kept for GC.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Kreion

    I’m already pretty sure that no matter what happens here people will claim that whatever Sony puts out is amazing. It’s been the trend at the moment, but I will be watching both sides for interesting games. Right now there’s only one new IP that I’m really interested in from either side (1886 and Spark) everything else is either meh or it’s a franchise. As someone who owned a 360, obviously I don’t care about Sony’s franchises, that’s just the way of things. I don’t expect other people to care about Halo either xD

    So here’s hoping for some interesting stuff from both companies :) I would be rather disappointed of Sony didn’t have much new IP, just as I would if Microsoft focused on indies this time. I don’t want to see indies at a new console launch, they aren’t very visually impressive most of the time -.-

    They can be on the system and in the conference, but please don’t focus on them xD

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Moonwalker1982


    Oh that wouldnt surprise me one bit. Look at E3. MS clearly had the much better show with great and new games. Sony had way too much short videos that didnt give any indication of what it was and the games that did receive a demonstration was third party. Yet i only heard about Sony’s ‘huuuuuge’ announcements. Lol.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. zoopdeloop

    @7 new games yes,great games no…mediocre,generic i would call them same goes for Sony
    As for more games,exclusives etc from this gen we learned that Microsoft goes full speed at launch and after some time things become stagnant while Sony starts slow,gains momentum,more exclusives,more games,they keep things fresh even in the end of the generation cycle

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Kreion

    Hmm well at the end of this cycle they have had The Last of Us, but other than that there’s nothing that interesting is there? Of course at this point The Last of Us could be considered a system seller, but that’s because the systems themselves are so cheap now xD

    I think there were interesting games on both sides as I said, but we can’t really say if they’ll be great until we see some hands on footage. But there are always going to be generic games, even more so around launch.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. zoopdeloop

    @9 there are other exclusives released at the end of this cycle besides TLOU.
    Beyond two Souls,Gran Turismo 6,Puppeteer, and if we’re counting 3rd party exclusives as well (as we do on 360)…Tales of Xillia,Tales of Xillia 2,Final Fantasy XIV,Until Dawn…just to name a few.
    Surely they’re not for everyone’s taste (no game is)the point is ps3 is still being supported and offer some new games for the console market.

    If ps4 is so easy to develop we will definitely see much more exclusives as well.Smaller devs who couldn’t work with the ps3 but are very close to Sony will now work with ps4.example Ready At Dawn (The Order).

    #10 1 year ago

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