Microsoft Brings Back Fanfest and Much More at Gamescom

on July 23, 2015 2:20 PM

Today Microsoft announced its activities for Gamescom, and there’s a lot on the menu, including a return of the Fanfest that proved very successful at E3. Here’s an overview of what awaits the fans in Cologne.

  • The Xbox gamescom 2015 Briefing starts on Tuesday, August 4 at 4:00 p.m. CEST, 10:00 a.m. EDT and you can stream it live on Xbox One,, Xbox 360, and your Windows Phone. You can download the Xbox Live Events Player app today on the consoles and Windows Phone so you’re ready to roll on August 4.
  • We’ll have special guest stars and industry elites on the Xbox Daily: LIVE @ gamescom show, which covers everything Xbox happening at gamescom – breaking news, exclusive announcements, trailer reveals, game demos, and interviews with game creators. The show will airon Wednesday and ThursdayAugust 5 and 6 – beginning at 6 p.m. CEST / 12 p.m. EDT. You can stream them live on Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles, or on your desktop or mobile device via
  • For those attending gamescom in person, 500 lucky fans will get the chance to attend the gamescom 2015 Xbox FanFest from Tuesday, August 4 through Wednesday, August 5. This includes entry to the Xbox FanFest Showcase, VIP access to the first-ever Xbox Party on the Rhein, and a meet and greet with some of the industry’s top leaders and influencers – not to mention a secret event on Wednesday.
  • On Friday, August 7, the “Halo 5: Guardians” Invitational by ESL invites fans to receive an exclusive first look at high-stakes Arena gameplay, pitting four top teams against one another in heart-pounding 4v4 combat.

Below you can check out a trailer, teasing the event.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.