Major Nelson has announced that the Xbox One X will be at gamescom 2017 in Cologne, the first time the console will be available for gamers to get a hands on in Europe. There will also be a series of Xbox One X related announcements. The show will broadcast live on August 20 at 8pm BST.

Major Nelson's announcement also confirms there'll be 27 playable games for the Xbox One and Windows 10 PC at Gamescom, including Forza 7, Sea of Thieves and the first-look at Age of Empires Definitive Edition. Microsoft will be celebrating the Age of Empires 20th anniversary with a special livestream event, with a talk with some of the developers who have worked on the series.

This being a Microsoft event, and all that that entails, the whole thing will be streaming live on Microsoft's streaming platform mixer.com, with the promise of some surprise announcements and giveaways.

Gamesom 2017 officially opens at the Koelnmesse on August 22 and will run until August 26.