Inside GamesCom 2015: The Xbox Announcements You’ll Want To Know About

Xbox has some pretty exciting announcements coming at this year’s GamesCom. Now, in the time preceding GamesCom 2015, there are several new things we may be able to expect from Xbox. According to the Verge, the newest installment of Halo (entitled Halo: Guardians) is coming in October 2015, so there’s likely to be an update about the new Halo release at GamesCom.

More specifically, Halo: Guardians will be out on October 27, 2015. If you want to get in on the action of GamesCom but can’t be there in person, you can live stream the events online. TechnoBuffalo.com mentioned that the GamesCom live stream will be starting at 7 a.m. Pacific Time today, and also discovered that Microsoft is touting this year’s GamesCom as having the best game lineup in history. You can watch the live streaming GamesCom press conference on the website of video game news brand IGN now.

In case the Halo: Guardians announcement isn’t enough to get you interested in GamesCom, Blizzard Entertainment will also be making an announcement regarding the next World of Warcraft expansion at GamesCom 2015, as Inquisitr noted. A new WOW expansion hasn’t been seen since the Warlords of Draenor EP in 2014, but Blizzard Entertainment did release the spin-off trading card game HearthStone: Heroes of Warcraft in 2014.

The big announcements surrounding Halo and World of Warcraft may be exciting for gamers, but they’re just the beginning. According to IGN, fans who watch the live stream will get to enjoy a gameplay demo of the upcoming game Quantum Break, and there is also an inside look at the TV Series based on that same game in the first day of GamesCom.

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And, of course, what would any video gaming convention be without a little Call of Duty? GamesCom 2015 featured a look at Activision Blizzard’s game Call of Duty: Black Ops III, the latest installment in the seemingly never-ending saga. Other big names in gaming like Square Enix (Final Fantasy series) and Atari (Roller Coaster Tycoon) were also present. Square Enix introduced its newest FF game, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, while Atari offered Roller Coaster Tycoon World, a theme-park construction simulation game in which players get to manage the happiness of their customers while trying to stick to a given budget. You can check out the rest of the highlights from GamesCom on YouTube here.

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