Gamescom 2019 has kicked off in Colgne Germany and as tradition, Xbox are taking to the stage with a special LIVE edition of ‘Inside Xbox’. We will see the Horde mode for GEARS 5 with its world premier as well as seeing Bungie returning to a Microsoft stage to showcase more of upcoming Destiny 2 expansion “Shadowkeep”.
Below you will see all the trailers and news as it happened during the special stream:
Well the live audience is loud as Graeme Boyd hosts along with Xbox On’s very own Leah, Benny and Charleyy with Julia Harding returning as always.
Kicking things off we have the brand new trailer for Blair Witch! coming to Xbox Game Pass on August 30th!
We've received a lot of questions regarding Devil May Cry 5 in the last few weeks. the answer is yes + Stellaris: Console Edition + Age of Empires: DE pic.twitter.com/3CzeiQg97B
— Xbox Game PaSSS (@XboxGamePass) August 19, 2019
Next some Xbox and PC Gamepass news with the announcement that Kingdom Come Deliverance is coming to Game Pass along side Ape out,
Age of Empires: Def edition for PC, Stellaris and Devil May Cry 5 all join Xbox Game Pass and PC pass from….Today!! (day of original stream 19/8/19)
GEARS POP has an August 22nd release date, a free to play iOS, Android and Windows 10 including the news that those who watched the show via MIXER will have earned a special pack for the game.
Interesting now we have some NBA2K20 news with a live segment with Julia Hardy and Josh Hart from the New Orlean Pelicans who was less than impressed to see his in-game stats revealed I must say. We also have the world premier for the trailer for NBA2K10 My Career Mode featuring Idris Elba and Rosario Dawson!
A new trailer for Ghost Recon: Breakpoint and the first look at the MP mode “Ghost War” !
Now for some Borderlands 3 action as Charleyy interview Gearbox’s Managain Director of Narriative: Randy Varnell. Borderlands 3 will features new Vaults being discovered on new planets which players will get to visit in the game. Fl4k, the latest Vault Hunter to be revealed, with confirmation that players will be able to pet his Skagg follower! If I was not excited for Borderlands 3…I am now!!!
A look at PUBG Season 4 now…..the game that launched the Battle Royale game into the main stream has been lacking with newer titles overshadowing it, but can this new season win over veteran and new players alike? The reveal of Console crossplay between Xbox and Playstation is very interesting indeed…if it works come early October.
Wasteland 3 is up now taking a look at what this new title will bring.
Graeme is giving us a look at two new Xbox One Controllers with the Night Ops and the Sport Blue Contolllers. Both will work with all Xbox One consoles as well as any Windows 10 device (PC/Laptop and Tablet)
Empire of Sin is up next, with some real Prohibition Untouchables vibes, releasing Spring 2020. Empire of Sin, the strategy game from Romero Games and Paradox Interactive, puts you at the heart of the ruthless criminal underworld of 1920s Prohibition-era Chicago. It’s up to you to hustle, charm and intimidate your way to the top of the pile and do whatever it takes to stay there. This character-driven game puts players smack dab in the glitz and glamor of roaring 20s all while having them work behind the scenes in the gritty underbelly of organized crime.
The free to play ‘Vigor’ has left Xbox Preview Program today, a new looter shooter.
Aaron Greenberg stepping up for an interview with Charleyy as he talks all things Xbox as they build up to GEARS 5 release in just two weeks with early access for GEARS 5: Ultimate Edition (which subscribers to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate can play as well on September 6th). Talking about what fans at Gamescom can play at the Xbox area with Minecraft: Dungeons and Battletoads.
X019 lands in London, November 14th-16th ??
— Xbox UK (@xboxuk) August 19, 2019
We also have a few hints for XO19 in London for November 14th with tickets going for £19 with all proceeds going to charity.
A new look at Greedfall now and how players will need to befriend and work with all factions in the world as well as developing relationships with your companions!
The Surge 2 is looking to be bigger and better than the original and now a new trailer showcases even more of the story and its world!
Bungie make their long awaited return to an Xbox stage to showcase more about Destiny 2: Shadowkeep expansion, and the excitement of Leah from Xbox On who is a rabid Destiny fan is extremely endearing. The devs take us through the new finishers which will be class orientated which have no cooldowns it seems. Personally its not enough just yet to convince me to invest more money in this series….but I am becoming more tempted!
Following Metro Exodus joining the Xbox and PC Game Pass recently, now we have the world premier of the next expansion for the game “The Two Colonels” launching August 20th…TOMORROW!
GEARS 5 is up to close the show, starting with a tribute to GEARS and the passion of the fans who have followed the series from its beginning on the Xbox 360 as a launch title, till now
Now for the big finish…GEARS 5 Horde Mode! This was really the go to mode for myself and my friends playing Gears, more so than the MP. It was a real test of team work, communication, skill and just sheer tenacity to survive all the waves! GEARS 5 has been designed to bring a challenge to veteran players but it is very clear that they are fully aware that many might be coming to Gears of War series for the first time with 5 and so measures have been taken to bring newcomers into the world of GEARS 5 and its modes.
GEARS 5 will also be coming to STEAM for PC and will feature Crossplay….that part I am a little nervous about, hoping it will be optional! Also something that was spoiled by Xbox One dashboard images, but two characters from HALO Reach will star in GEARS5 as pre-order bonuses as Emile and Kat come to Gears of War!
and that is all!
This was a very sensible and focused Inside Xbox, it was never going to be full of major reveals like an E3 briefing but we had some nice surprises of the games coming up now and soon such as Borderlands 3 and Greedfall. Nice to see Bungie back on the Xbox stage and was not surprised to see a tremendous focus on all things GEARS 5 with the reveal of Horde Mode and a chance for fans to look back at the series that launched the Xbox 360 and is hoping to return to glory with GEARS 5 come September!
Now all eyes turn to XO19 on November 14th in London….a ticket will be mine!!