Gamescom 2019 has begun in Cologne, Germany, and the gaming industry is all in awe with some really interesting announcements and trailers being unveiled on the first day. The first day started with a few press conferences being held with the big players of the industry such as Nintendo, Xbox, Google, Microsoft and others.
Day 1 of the international video game conference’s most notable announcement came from the Inside Xbox and Gamescom Opening Night Live streams wherein Microsoft, offered a sneak peek to all the upcoming games and hardware. Microsoft showcased trailers of games like Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Borderlands 3 and announced new games for Xbox Game Pass which include Devil May Cry 5, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, Blair Witch, and Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Furthermore, two new controllers were announced which are coming in Night Ops Camo and Sport Blue. Both the controllers are up for preorder at $70.
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is definitively available today.
— Xbox Game Pass For PC (@XboxGamePassPC) August 19, 2019
A Gears 5 iOS and Android version ‘Gear Pop‘ also found the limelight and is expected to be released soon.
Nintendo also announced 29 indie games coming to the Nintendo Switch in its ‘Indie World‘ stream which ran over for like 20 mins.
— Stadia (@GoogleStadia) August 19, 2019
- An Intel Core i9-9900K processor,
- Dual NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics,
- And up to 64GB of RAM.
Alienware also took the wraps off of its latest monitor 55-inch OLED monitor. The monitor features an AMD FreeSync, a 4K resolution, and a 120Hz refresh rate.
The Game Awards was also a center of attraction:
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) August 19, 2019
Many more announcements are coming up today. We will keep you updated and you can also watch all the action live here: