The annual Gamescom gaming conference will begin in German in just one short week, and Xbox fans can look forward to some exciting news about the company's latest console.
Since the Xbox One X was officially converted from Project Scorpio to the real deal back in June at E3, hopeful Xbox fans have been hungry for more details about what's being called the most powerful console ever. It certainly seems like that descriptor is correct with how powerful the console is shaping up to be, but for all the hype surrounding the console, news has been scarce since the reveal.
That'll all change though when Gamescom kicks off and the Xbox One X news countdown ends, a timer that's ticking down to something big at the conference taking place on Aug. 20. What that news will be exactly is still uncertain, but there are quite a few possibilities that might be revealed at the conference.
Indications for when that date might come have been few and far between since the reveal of the Xbox One X with only a few hints to go off of. Xbox boss Phil Spencer tweeted back in July that preorders weren't far off, so announcing them at Gamescom seems like a very real possibility.
Our plan is set for this. All approvals are done so now just landing the announce with all the info, won't be too much longer.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) July 24, 2017
Announcing preorder availability will be a huge deal for the Xbox One X, and moving from one gaming conference to the next for the reveal will ensure that all eyes are on the Xbox One X once again.
Over 80 games have already been confirmed to receive visual and performance enhancements on the Xbox One X with big-name titles like Assassin's Creed Origins, The Evil Within 2, and Anthem making their way onto the list. Having that many games is more than plenty to keep players busy for quite some time, but with the expectations that are set for the Xbox One X, you can expect more enhancements to follow from here on out.
Revealing more enhanced games likely wouldn't be the only announcement that would come from Gamescom, but it definitely wouldn't hurt to have more games receive the Xbox One X treatment.
While some gamers who own multiple consoles or aren't advocates of the PlayStation vs. Xbox vs. Nintendo console wars might not be particularly interested in exclusives, the console-only games are certainly a huge bragging point for devoted fans. Xbox hasn't been killing it in the exclusives arena lately, something that's been one of the main criticisms against the console when it comes to who's beating who.
Like the possible announcement of more enhanced games, this is a reveal that would likely come with more news related specifically for the Xbox One X. With future games being made to accommodate the power of the new Xbox, new Xbox exclusives or continuations of older series would be the perfect selling point to inspire gamers to take the One X plunge.