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It’s the back-end of the year and that means one thing for gamers across the world — Gamescom. The 2015 edition will see only a handful of companies host live conferences, but some of them are incredibly important.
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With Sony absent, Microsoft will be showing off its new titles, hardware and deals to the German public. Electronic Arts, Call of Duty developer Treyarch and Blizzard will also get in on the fun, with other companies like Bethesda, Ubisoft and Konami showing off their wares on the show floor.
First, we have Microsoft kicking off the event on 4 August at 4pm SAST, where we could see our first glimpse of Windows 10 running on the Xbox One, new keyboard and mouse support for the green console and a deeper look at titles like Scalebound, and Quantum Break.
For a more in-depth roundup, have a look at our Gamescom 2015 preview. You can watch the latest livestream from the expo below, and further down the page, you can read live updates, spots on social media and analysis from our live bloggers.
Full livestream schedule:
4 August: Microsoft: 4pm SAST (2pm GMT) — Xbox via YouTube (or Twitch)
5 August: EA: 10am SAST (8am GMT) via Twitch | Microsoft: 6pm SAST (4pm GMT) — Microsoft Daily #1 via Twitch | Treyarch: 7pm SAST, (5pm GMT) — Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 eSports Tools reveal via Twitch
7 August: Blizzard: 6pm SAST (4pm GMT) — Hearthstone / Heroes of the Storm developer interviews (via Blizzard’s dedicated Gamescom site) | Microsoft: 6pm SAST (4pm GMT) — Microsoft Daily #2 via Twitch
9 August: Blizzard: 5pm SAST (3pm GMT) — World of Warcraft content and developer interviews (via Blizzard’s dedicated Gamescom site)
Next livestream: Blizzard (5pm SAST, 9 August)
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