Guess who's back? Xbox is coming to Gamescom 2024—without its blue rival

PlayStation is skipping this year, again.

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Key notes

  • Xbox will return to Gamescom 2024 without PlayStation and Nintendo.
  • The event in Cologne from August 21-25 will feature Xbox’s largest booth ever.
  • Xbox teased announcements for games like Age of Mythology: Retold and Diablo IV: Vessel of Hatred in a recent tweet.
Xbox @ Gamescom 2024

Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox is making its return at Gamescom 2024, but this time, its blue console rival PlayStation won’t be around, as well as Nintendo.

In a tweet, the official Xbox account announced that it will be present at the show, which will run from August 21-25 in Colog, and will have its “biggest booth ever” at the event.

The Xbox tweet mentions upcoming announcements for these games: Age of Mythology: Retold, Avowed, Ara: History Untold, Diablo IV: Vessel of Hatred, Diablo Immortal, The Elder Scrolls Online, Fallout 76, Towerborne, and World of Warcraft: The War Within.

PlayStation, on the other hand, has not attended a Gamescom event since 2019, and it seems to stay that way, according to information from the German publication Games Wirtschaft. Nintendo also confirmed that it’s skipping this year’s show.

Xbox has previously announced a few exciting bits and updates to its console, or, well, they were initially leaked. Refreshed versions for both Xbox Series X and S are coming with a few upgrades, and so is an all-digital Series X.

This is a developing story. We will update you once Xbox shares more details.