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Xbox Gamescom 2017 Recap

Aug 20, 2017

By: Max Cannon

Xbox's showcase at Gamescom has become a key staple of Microsoft's announcements, especially in recent years. While the biggest news is still probably information we learned out of E3, we'll be seeing some new trailers and also the first chance to pre-order the Xbox One X.

Assassin's Creed Origins Gets a New CGI Trailer

Kicking things off, Ubisoft brought along a new trailer for Assassin's Creed Origins. The game was a big deal during the Xbox -- and Ubisoft -- E3 conference so it's not too much of a surprise to see this game return. While the new trailer is incredibly stylish, it's still a CG trailer and isn't indicative of actual gameplay. The new trailer was full of famous historical figures so gamers will be able to interact with Cleopatra on October 27, 2017.

Assassin's Creed Origins: Gamescom Cinematic Trailer


PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Rehashes The E3 Trailer

E3's fingerprints are all over this show, before bringing on the creator of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to remind us that we'll be able to play the game on Xbox by the end of 2017, we saw a repeat performance of the trailer from E3. An awesome trailer but definitely a little bit of a been there done that sort of feel. 



Jurassic World Evolution Gets A World Premiere Trailer

In the vein of games like Roller Coaster TycoonJurassic World Evolution lets players build their very own Jurassic World. While this CG trailer didn't have too much to show off, we saw a Summer 2018 release window. So we'll be able to design a virtual dinosaur theme park within the year, check out the trailer below.

Jurassic World Evolution ™ Announcement Trailer


The Return of ReCore

Released in 2016, ReCore was a third-person action game that suffered from some unfortunate pacing issues in the latter half. The game was far from bad but still lacked the polish it needed to really stand out. ReCore Definitive Edition will include more content when it releases on August 29th and gamers like myself who already have a copy of the title will get all of the new content for free, I'll definitely be replaying some elements of the new game.

ReCore Definitive Edition - Gamescom 2017 - 4K Trailer


Forza Motorsport 7's E3 Trailer Returns

Just like that earlier trailer for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Xbox chose to show the same E3 trailer again at Gamescom but for Forza Motorsport 7. The new game's setting out in Dubai made for some interesting development stories and a member of Forza's team told an interesting story. When recording the real track in Dubai the team wasn't prepared for the heat and accidentally melted a pair of $25,000 cameras. Check out the new/old trailer below to prep for the ultimate edition on September 29th and the full release on October 3rd.

Forza Motorsport 7 - E3 2017 - 4K Announce Trailer


Xbox Design Lab Gets More Options

Rubberized grips, metallic assets on the controller, and more colors and options hit the Xbox Design Lab. The ability to design your own controller is one of Xbox's greatest original features. Xbox Design Lab lets players customize their colors, triggers/buttons/sticks, and even put your Gamertag right on the controller. Here's that new Xbox Design Lab trailer.

Xbox Design Lab - make your Xbox controller one in a billion


Minecraft's Exclusive Xbox

A fancy pants Xbox One S designed after Minecraft with a low poly paint-job and a Redstone back is hitting store shelves alongside controllers colored like Creepers, Pigs, and more! 

Minecraft is both in and on your Xbox.Minecraft is both in and on your Xbox.Courtesy of Xbox

Finally, You Can Pre-Order the Xbox One X

Gamers have been hoping to guarantee that they'll have an Xbox One X on launch day and you can finally throw down the big chunk of change and ensure you're playing the One X on November 7th.

XBOX ONE X Pre-Order Trailer

Have Your Say!

What did you think of Xbox's show? Are you looking forward to anything shown? Comment below!