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All the news and announcements from Xbox at gamescom in three minutes

Written By published August 21, 2017

See the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition, the Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition bundle, and news on games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, State of Decay 2, Forza Motorsport 7, ReCore Definitive Edition, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Xbox Backward Compatibility and more.

Below are some additional news highlights out of gamescom 2017 from Xbox Wire.

World’s Most Powerful Console Makes European Debut and Kickstarts Global Pre-orders

During Xbox @ gamescom Live, we announced global pre-orders for Xbox One X starting, with a limited edition, fan-inspired design of the world’s most powerful console that features a custom color, vertical stand and the words “Project Scorpio” printed on the console and also printed on the Xbox Wireless Controller. LIMITED pre-orders are now open and available here. Nov. 7 can’t come soon enough! Read more on Xbox Wire.

Forza Motorsport 7 Delivers the Ultimate PC Racing Experience

During Xbox @ gamescom Live, we talked to fans about our commitment to bring all PC players a world-class racing experience with Forza Motorsport 7 for Windows 10 PCs . We unveiled the game’s PC specifications with an approachable wide range of hardware configurations and a massive list of more than 30 supported peripherals. We also announced that for the first time ever, fans will be able to play the Forza Motorsport 7 demo on Windows 10 PCs prior to the game’s release. Read more on Xbox Wire.

Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare Launches on September 26

Halo nation, a collective embrace please. On stage at gamescom 2017, we announced Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare is launching on Sept. 26 on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! Read more at Xbox Wire.

ReCore Definitive Edition Brings Players HDR, New Adventures and T8-NK Corebot!

We are excited to announce the ReCore Definitive Edition which lets players experience the game’s mysterious and dynamic world with enhanced visuals (increased resolution and HDR), a brand-new adventure, “Eye of Obsidian”, and the long-awaited T8-NK Corebot (“Tank”) who joins Joule, Mack, Seth, Duncan, and Violet as they explore new environments and dungeons while battling the deadly “Obsidian Cult”. Read more on Xbox Wire.

In Sea of Thieves, Xbox One and Windows 10 PC Players Can Embark on Their Pirate Voyages Together

Sea of Thieves game art

We’re super excited to be at gamescom, showing off the magic of cross-play for the first time in Sea of Thieves. On the show floor, you can play together on Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One S, so if you’re at the show, be sure to swing by and experience it at the Xbox booth! Sea of Thieves as an experience is perfectly suited for cross-play, and we love how it brings our players together, regardless of device. An important part of cross-play is obviously our Windows 10 PC version and ensuring we deliver the experience our players expect. At gamescom, we’re showing our support for 21:9 displays and the game running in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. Read more on Xbox Wire.

Top three moments from Age of Empires Live

We celebrated the 20-year anniversary of the Age of Empires franchise, shared some exciting news on Age of Empires: Definitive Edition and announced our plans for a brand-new title – Age of Empires IV. We’re highlighting the top three moments from the broadcast. Read more in our Windows Blog post.

To catch up on all the Xbox news announced at gamescom 2017, head over to Xbox Wire. You can also watch all the videos from Xbox at gamescom 2017 over on the Xbox YouTube channel.