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Gamescom 2021 Xbox Stream: The News And Announcements

Updates on upcoming games, new additions to Xbox Game Pass, and a few third-party announcements were part of the stream.


Gamescom kicks off this week, but ahead of Opening Night Live, Xbox had its own presentation with the latest updates and announcements. It's happened on August 24, and we wrote about the biggest announcements, all rounded up below.

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The showcase was streamed live on Xbox's official channels in 1080p at 60fps across YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and Twitter. GameSpot is providing extensive coverage of the event as well. We've embedded it above, complete with our live reactions, and the stories we wrote are listed and linked below.

One game completely absent from the event was Halo, though it could still appear at Gamescom Opening Night Live. No release date has been given, with a vague Holiday 2021 window still all that has been offered publicly as we approach what is considered "Holiday 2021."

As an added bonus, numerous games for Xbox consoles and PC will be on sale for up to 75% off once the show has finished.

Gamescom takes place this year from August 26-27 after Opening Night Live, and other confirmed publishers include EA, Sega, and Activision so far.

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