UPDATE: Microsoft has updated its blog post and changed the text from “all-new Xbox hardware and accessories” to “new Xbox One bundles and accessories.”
Original story follows:
Microsoft’s plans for August’s Gamescom include showcasing “all-new Xbox hardware and accessories,” Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb announced today. The new hardware will be debuted during Microsoft’s Gamescom edition of its Inside Xbox broadcast live from its booth on August 21 at 7:30 a.m. PDT.
Naturally, Microsoft also plans to show off some features from its upcoming slate of Xbox games and “perhaps even a few surprises.” Major Nelson said Microsoft’s Gamescom lineup will include 25 games from various Xbox developers around the world like Forza Horizon 4 and Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Also appearing at the show will be a PUBG mode that’s new to Xbox One and State of Decay 2’s Daybreak pack, which releases in September.
As for the new hardware, Executive Vice President of Gaming at Microsoft Phil Spencer said during E3 that Microsoft was “deep into architecting the next Xbox consoles, where we will once again deliver on our commitment to deliver the benchmark of console gaming.” Those consoles are rumored to be codenamed Scarlet and to be launching in 2020.
Next month is probably too early for Microsoft to be showing Scarlet, but it could be showing another new limited edition Xbox One X like the Deadpool 2-themed console. It could also be showing another new controller, like the Xbox Adaptive Controller or Sport White Special Edition controller.
Nick Santangelo is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia. He loves video games and sports, but not sports video games. Follow him on Twitter.