Xbox booth at Gamescom to have Stalker 2 and more playable in "world debuts"

The Xbox booth at Gamescom will be "bigger than ever" with hands-on for over 30 games as well as theatre presentations for the likes of Starfield and more.

Xbox booth at Gamescom to have Stalker 2 and more playable in world debuts
Heidi Nicholas

Heidi Nicholas


Xbox is gearing up for Gamescom 2023, promising "the largest booth we’ve ever had," with over 30 titles in the booth itself from August 23 to 27, along with theatre presentations for Starfield, Forza Motorsport, and more.
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Xbox outlines Gamescom 2023 plans

"It’s the fans that make Gamescom the biggest gaming event in the world, and we’re thrilled to greet you this year with the largest booth we’ve ever had at Gamescom. Attendees will be able to experience a huge amount of exciting new games coming to Xbox, PC and Game Pass with fantastic photo opportunities and the return of Xbox FanFest," says Xbox integrated marketing lead Maxi Graeff. "If you can’t make it to Cologne this year, don’t worry. We’ll bring the Xbox booth directly to you, with deep dives, gameplay and developer interviews live streamed across three days of the show." Xbox FanFest will offer both in-person and virtual events as well as sweepstakes and the like.

The Xbox booth itself will have over 30 titles and more than 150 gaming stations. The playable games at the Xbox booth include those from third-party partners and ID@Xbox too, with S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl, Payday 3, Party Animals, Under the Waves, Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon, Persona 5 Tactica, SteamWorld Build, Jusant, and the Phantom Liberty content for Cyberpunk 2077 playable there. Hands-on opportunities are available for upcoming Game Pass titles too, such as The Lamplighters League and Lightyear Frontier.

Xbox will also have a theatre seating 300 with "exclusive theatre presentations" for titles such as Starfield, Forza Motorsport, and Ara History Untold. We'll also hear more about the "latest content" for The Elder Scrolls Online and Microsoft Flight Simulator.

There will no doubt be a wave of Xbox Game Pass news, and the Xbox team also mentions a PC Game Pass Challenge: "This adventure offers participants a fun opportunity to win thousands of exciting prizes including PC Game Pass memberships, OMEN gaming laptops, HyperX headsets, and NVIDIA GeForce NOW Ultimate memberships."

We'll keep an eye out for more Gamescom news.
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Heidi tends to lean towards indie games, RPGs, and open-world games on Xbox, and when not playing Disney Dreamlight Valley, happily installs every new wholesome game that appears on Xbox Game Pass, before diving back into favorites like The Witcher 3. She's looking forward to Age of Mythology Retold, Everwild, Fable, and Avowed on the Xbox horizon. Heidi graduated with an MA in English Literature before joining the TrueAchievements team.
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