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Microsoft promises news on a handful of Xbox One games at Gamescom 2018

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Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Microsoft will livestream a “very special episode” of its Inside Xbox show today from Gamescom 2018, the annual gaming expo held in Cologne, Germany. The Inside Xbox Gamescom presentation kicks off at 10:30 a.m. EDT/4:30 p.m. Central European Summer Time.

You can watch today’s episode of Inside Xbox on a variety of Microsoft’s channels, including, Mixer, Twitch, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. The stream is embedded above.

What should we expect? At the very least, the Xbox team promises news on upcoming Windows PC and Xbox One games Fallout 76, Metro Exodus and Forza Horizon 4. In July, Microsoft also promised “new Xbox One bundles and accessories,” which could mean we’ll get a peek at the company’s new version of its Xbox Elite controller.

Photos of a rumored successor to the Xbox Elite wireless controller leaked back in January. The new version of the high-end Xbox One controller is said to feature a USB-C port for charging, Bluetooth support for Windows 10, three-level hair-trigger locks and other refinements. The original Xbox Elite controller for Xbox One was released in 2015 for $149.99.

Microsoft went all-out at E3 2018, offering first looks at upcoming games Halo Infinite and Gears 5, as well as third-party reveals for Cyberpunk 2077, Devil May Cry 5 and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. We’d be pleasantly surprised if Microsoft had even more game reveals, but expect the company to mainly focus on news and updates for already announced games.

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