We take a detailed look at all the announcements made at the Xbox Gamescom event this evening (August 24, 2021).
About 90 minutes, organized exclusively for Gamescom by Microsoft Xbox Games.com At the event, more than 15 contents were shown to us in total. The rest of the presentation, which started very excitedly with the Dying Light 2 gameplay video, continued completely below expectations. Before the Xbox Gamescom event, the Microsoft side said, “There will be no new games or surprise announcements. We were only expecting a Halo Infinite release date, although we’re only going to talk about updates to existing games and Xbox Game Pass.
What was shown at the Xbox Gamescom event?
Dying Light 2 gameplay video
At the Xbox Gamescom event, the Dying Light 2 gameplay video was shown for the first time, while the brand new and almost doubled parkour mechanics of Dying Light were highlighted, it was especially emphasized that the greatest damage to humanity was done by humans. It seems that the city has gotten even worse as people react to the fact that people unite and take positions against each other instead of fighting the virus. There are also much higher buildings in Dying Light 2.
Microsoft Flight Simulator world update and new planes
Flight Simulator World Update VI, announced for Microsoft Flight Simulator at the Xbox Gamescom event, includes; While presenting new images for countries such as Germany, Austria and Switzerland, it will contain the most famous cities of these countries in 3D.
In addition, a partnership has been established with Volocopter, the German company that created the “VoloCity” air taxi, one of the most exciting and brand new aircraft in the world. Impressive electric air taxis and many new aircraft are coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator in November 2021.
New titles to be included in the Xbox Game Pass library
One of the most important parts of the Xbox Gamescom event was the announcement that ten new Humble Games games will be added to the Xbox Game Pass library as soon as they are released. While the list includes very interesting productions such as Midnight Fight Express, the list is; It consists of Archvale, Midnight Fight Express, Next Space Rebels, Boshiden, Flynn: Son of Crimson, Unpacking, SIGNALIS, Unsighted, China Town Detective Agency and Dodgeball Academia. Ten games in total; It will be added to the Xbox Game Pass system from day one for PC, console, and xCloud.
Into the Pit trailer
The reveal trailer for Into the Pit, a fast-paced and first-person rogue-lite production, has also been released. The production, which aims to offer a more retro experience, will be added to the Xbox Game Pass console and PC side as soon as it comes out on October 19, 2021.
Age of Empires IV: Catapult
While waiting for a new in-game footage from Age of Empires IV, a real-life catapult video has been released. While it is mentioned about the catapult as “one of the most preferred and most effective units in the game”; its real-life functioning was explained and shown to us in detail.
xCloud is coming to Xbox consoles
xCloud, the cloud-based game system of the Xbox side, is now coming to Xbox consoles! The system, which is currently available on Windows computers, phones and tablets and is still in beta, has now started to make its way to the console side. xCloud, which will be added to Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One consoles, is unfortunately not available in our country.
New Wasteland 3 DLC announced
In the later parts of the event; Wasteland 3: Cult of the Holy Detonation, a new DLC for Wasteland 3, has been announced. The expansion pack, which includes new characters, enemies, challenging encounters, weapons and armor, brings with it a brand new Wasteland 3 story.
Borderlands ship to Sea of Thieves
24 August 2021 that is; With the event starting today, players will be able to get the Borderlands ship named Mayhem for free by logging into the game until September 7, 2021. The Borderlands ship added to Sea Of Thieves looks very stylish and yellow.
New State of Decay 2 update
Later in the Xbox Gamescom event, a new State of Decay 2 update, Homecoming, was announced. Update on our return to the transformed Trumbull Valley, on September 1, 2021; It will be released for Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X/S, Epic Games Store, Windows 10 and Steam.
The new game of 505 Games, Stray Blade
Announced for the first time at the Xbox Gamescom event, Stray Blade has been officially announced, which is stated to offer a hack & slash combat experience as well as action and role-playing game elements. The game, which will be released for Xbox Series X / S, PlayStation 5, Steam and Epic Games Store in 2022, will be published by 505 Games.
Crusader Kings III is coming to Xbox consoles
If it is an announcement made at the Xbox Gamescom event, Crusader Kings III, one of Paradox Interactive’s and the world’s most famous strategy, role-playing games, comes to the Xbox console side for the first time in its history. The game, which is currently available on Xbox Game Pass PC, will also be added to the Xbox Game Pass console side. It is said that the game, which will be released for Xbox Series X / S consoles, will be available soon.
Psychonauts 2 release trailer
The release trailer of Psychonauts 2, which is a remarkable production with its interesting missions and mysterious style, was published at the Xbox Gamescom event. Fully optimized for Xbox Series X/S, the game will be released for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, MacOS and Linux on August 25, 2021.
Neverwinter: Jewel of the North cinematic trailer released
Jewel of the North, where we step back into the forgotten realms of Neverwinter, is now accessible on Xbox One.
The Gunk gameplay trailer
A gameplay trailer has been released for The Gunk, an Xbox exclusive game on the console side, developed by the makers of the SteamWorld game. The production, which will be added to the Xbox Game Pass side from the first day of its release, will be released for Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One and Windows computers in December 2021.
Forza Horizon special edition Xbox controller announced
The new special edition Forza Horizon Xbox controller, which was produced in limited numbers for the Forza Horizon series, was officially introduced at the Xbox Gamescom event. Equipped with racing-inspired custom grips and a clear yellow finish, the controller promises to deliver the ultimate Forza Horizon adventure. The controller, which is priced at $75, will be available on September 11, 2021.
Two new cars and eight minutes of gameplay for Forza Horizon 5
The final content shown at the Xbox Gamescom event was two new Forza Horizon 5 cars, the game’s cover photo, and a new eight-minute gameplay video. In the videos showing the opening part of the game, we jump with our car, a plane with a parachute, and participate in the race. In addition to the gameplay video, which offers us magnificent views and a complete visual feast; We see that there will be elements such as sandstorms in the game and that such natural elements can be included in the races.