Gamescom 2016: FIFA 17, PlayStation VR and more

Two months right after in the Los Angeles-based E3 Expo it really is Europe's turn.

Gamescom, which can be held annually in Cologne, Germany, might not garner the same hype and enormous announcements as the gaming industry's crown-jewel occasion, however the exhibition is actually larger and attracting much more attendees thanks to it getting open to Joe Public and not only these in the trade.

It is also a perfect platform for the industry's significant hitters to expand on what they've shown at E3 and seed hype for the most anticipated games and hardware coming later.

The show runs from till 21 August. Together with the press day over and carried out with, here's a checklist of your biggest announcements and no-shows.

All 3 with the significant console-makers have plotted low-key exhibitions this year, with none of them holding a major press conference to give news on upcoming hardware the PS4 Neo, Xbox One Scorpio and Nintendo NX.

Still, players won't need to wait lengthy to find out Sony's 4K PlayStation. Engadget reports that the enterprise has sent out invites to a special set-piece event in New York on 7 September, when it's expected the console are going to be revealed.

Even so, Sony's upcoming virtual reality headset, the PlayStation VR, goes beneath the spotlight at Gamescom, with 17 playable demos. The set launches on 13 October, priced £349.

Meanwhile, Microsoft did confirm the 500GB and 1TB versions of its Xbox A single S will likely be out there from 22 September.

Coinciding using the get started of the new football season is fresh facts and a new trailer for Fifa 17.

This may be the very first inside the series to make use of EA's Frostbite engine, which can be now utilized across several with the company's greatest franchises, including Battlefield and Star Wars: Battlefront. All 20 Premier League managers function in the game and can be performing lifelike, animated antics on the touchline.

A new story mode is included, too, with players taking up the function of young striker Alex Hunter, navigating him via the early days of a profession in specialist football.

This is not new data, but Gamescom revealed that a FIFA 17 demo will go reside involving Friday 9 September and Tuesday 13 September. The game releases on 29 September.

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