Microsoft teases new Xbox gear for Gamescom

Joanna Estrada
July 18, 2018

Microsoft is teasing new Xbox hardware to be shown off at Gamescom in Germany, next month. In another, similar blog post, Microsoft says it will unveil new Xbox One bundles, and there is a possibility we won't get to see new hardware, with a possibility of the company simply just launching new bundles of the existing Xbox One consoles. The live stream will be broadcast on Tuesday, August 21st at 10:30 AM ET.

Noteworthy upcoming releases like Forza Horizon 4, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Ori and the Will of the Wisps are some of the standout titles that have been announced for play so far with State of Decay 2's all-new game mode also being available to try out before its release in September. Plus, a recent report pegged the next Xbox console for release in 2020.

In a separate post on Xbox Wire, Microsoft's wording is slightly different, pointing to "new Xbox One bundles and accessories" making their debut instead.

If you want to be really sensible, you could expect it to be the revamped Xbox Elite Controller, which leaked earlier in the year.

But the prevailing rumor is Microsoft will reveal its next iteration of the popular Xbox Elite controller. The new version will supposedly support USB-C charging and feature a variety of upgrades, including the option to swap between three profiles at will. In a blog post today, the company announced it'd be offering "all-new Xbox hardware and accessories" along with "a few surprises".

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