Gamescom 2022 Is Here! Key Events To Look Out For This Week

It's Gamescom time! The annual event kicks off later today with Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022, and continues throughout the week with a handful of showcases/livestreams, along with the actual event itself taking place in Cologne, Germany.

So, what you can look forward to this week? Here are three highlights we've picked out specifically:

Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022 (August 23)

This year's big Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022 event begins today (August 23rd) at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7pm BST, and takes place from the Gamescom event arena in Cologne, hosted by Geoff Keighley as always.

"You can look forward to the latest world premieres, new material on hotly anticipated games, exciting show elements and surprising guest appearances."

Future Games Show (August 24)

The third Future Games Show of the year returns at Gamescom on Wednesday, August 24th, again taking place at the same time of 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7pm BST.

The show will highlight "around 50 games" from the likes of Team17, 505 Games, Prime Matter and Ravenscourt, complete with "world premieres, stealth drops, developer interviews and exclusive announcements".

Xbox Livestream At Gamescom 2022 (August 25)

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We're not getting a proper showcase from Xbox at Gamescom 2022, but we are getting a day-long livestream that will feature "developer interviews and gameplay from various Xbox Game Studios", along with some third-party titles.

The show begins on Thursday, August 25th at 5am PT / 8am ET / 1pm BST, and lasts for six hours.

And that's not all! There's a Destiny 2 Showcase today, for example, along with an Awesome Indies Showcase on Friday, so there's plenty to look out for. And of course, we'll likely be getting plenty of reactions and gameplay from the show floor throughout the week, with the entire event finally concluding on Sunday.

As always, you'll be getting all the major content from Gamescom 2022 here at Pure Xbox, and we'll be hosting both the Gamescom Opening Night Live and Xbox streams here on the website (with a chatroom if you want to discuss them with the community!), complete with full roundups of all the Xbox-related news following the events.

What are you looking forward to at Gamescom 2022 this week? Tell us in the comments below.