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Microsoft announces its program for Gamescom 2017 set for 20th August

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This year the Xbox team is pleased to participate in Gamescom in Cologne. The new Xbox One X of Microsoft will be present for the first time in Europe, along with a wide range of playable titles such as Sea of Thieves, Forza Motorsport 7 and Age of Empire Definitive Edition.

Below we list the main events that will be hosted by Microsoft during the week of Gamescom 2017:

1. On Monday, August 21, starting at 9:00 pm CEST, 12:00 pm PDT, Microsoft will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Age of Empires franchise with a special livestream event in Cologne, alongside some of our biggest fans. The livestream will celebrate the rich history of the beloved PC game series, as well as give fans a first-look at Age of Empires: Definitive Edition.

2. We will again be hosting an Xbox FanFest experience for our fans who are attending Gamescom 2017. FanFest will begin on Tuesday, August 22nd.

3. We’re back in Hall 8 of the Koelnmesse, North entrance, this year and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to play a wide collection of the games coming to Xbox over the next 12 months. See below for the show opening times:
Tuesday, August 22 – 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. CEST (press/trade only day)
Wednesday, August 23 – 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CEST
Thursday, August 24 – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. CEST
Friday, August 25 – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. CEST
Saturday, August 26 – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. CEST

Gamescom 2017 in Cologne will be open from August 23 to 26, while on August 22 it will be reserved for press and exhibitors.