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Microsoft announces full gamescom 2023 line-up including Stalker 2 and Payday 3 debuts

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Microsoft has announced the full line-up of titles it will bring to gamescom 2023 later in August. Interestingly, big hitters like Starfield and Forza Motorsport won’t be playable at the convention and will only be present in the form of presentations and photo opportunities alongside historical strategy game Ara: History Untold, which seems to get a big reveal during the convention. Still, there will be plenty of PC and Xbox Series X|S games visitors can get their hands on.

Among them are the world debuts of Stalker 2, the development of which had been paused for a while due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, where developer GSC Game World is based, and Payday 3, the next iteration of the crime shooter series.

Xbox logo above the skyline of Cologne, Germany.

Microsoft is bringing the goods to Cologne, Germany, later in August 2023.

Here are all games playable at Microsoft’s booths during gamescom 2023:

  • Towerborne (Hall 8, Block A)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (Hall 8, Block A)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom (Hall 8, Block A)
  • Jusant (Hall 8, Block A)
  • Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest – The Adventure of Dai (Hall 8, Block A)
  • Dungeons 4 (Hall 8, Block A)
  • Under the Waves (Hall 8, Block A)
  • Payday 3 (Hall 8, Block B)
  • Stalker 2 (Hall 8, Block C)
  • Sonic Superstars (Hall 8, Block C)
  • Persona 5 Tactica (Hall 8, Block C)
  • Party Animals (Hall 8, Block C)
  • Immortals of Aveum (Hall 8, Block C)
  • Mortal Kombat 1 (Hall 8, Block C)
  • Ghostrunner 2 (Hall 8, Block C)
  • Overwatch 2 (Hall 8, Block C)
  • Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon (Hall 8, Block C)
  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty (Hall 8, Block C)
  • Another Crab’s Adventure (Hall 8, Block C)
  • Headbangers (Hall 8, Block C)
  • The Lamplighters League (Hall 8, Block C)
  • SteamWorld Build (Hall 8, Block C)
  • Worldless (Hall 8, Block C)
  • Lightyear Frontier (Hall 8, Block C)
  • Little Kitty, Big City (Hall 8, Block C)
  • Cocoon (Hall 8, Block C)
  • Dead Pets (Hall 8, Block C)
  • Mineko’s Night Market (Hall 8, Block C)
  • Naiad (Hall 8, Block C)
  • Botany Manor (Hall 8, Block C)
  • Island of Winds (Hall 8, Block C)
  • Stumble Guys (Hall 8, Block C)
  • Antstream Arcade (Hall 8, Block C)

Microsoft has announced that it will run daily livestreams from the convention as well, sharing the fun of the event with everyone around the world.

Gamescom 2023 runs from August 23 to 27, 2023, in Cologne, Germany.