In true Gamescom tradition, Microsoft is headed to Gamescom 2017 to showcase its upcoming console, the Xbox One X, and a host of games coming to market soon. More specifically, Microsoft is due to host an Xbox @ Gamescom live stream in Germany this evening, two days before the show is due to open to the public.

Here, we show you how you can watch the Xbox @ Gamescom show live from the comfort of your own home.

How to watch the Xbox @ Gamescom livestream

First things first, how do fans that aren’t in Germany tune in to the Xbox @ Gamescom livestream? First up, put the time and date in your diary: it’s due to take place today, Sunday 20 August 2017 at 9pm BST (8pm local time).

Those interested in following the Xbox @ Gamescom live stream as it happens can do so via the embedded YouTube player above, or via the Xbox Mixer website

What will Microsoft showcase at the event?

So, now you know when the event is taking place and how to watch it from the comfort of your own home, the next big question is “What will Microsoft feature at the event?” and while Microsoft is keeping its cards close to its chest, we can speculate about what’ll be on show.

Firstly, and most obviously, expect to find out more about the upcoming Xbox One X. It’s a huge focus for Microsoft at the moment, along with a range of Xbox One X-compatible games.

With that being said, we imagine we’ll find out more about the Xbox One X along with interviews from developers and, of course, new gameplay videos to show off the improved graphical power of the console. Microsoft has also teased the opening of Xbox One X pre-orders, so it's definitely worth tuning in for. 

If we hear any other rumours before the event, we’ll be sure to add them here so check back periodically for the latest Xbox @ Gamescom news and don’t forget to head back here this evening for the live stream!