Gamescom in Cologne kicks off in earnest tomorrow but the annoucements have already started.
Microsoft was out at the event with some new information about their Xbox One S console. It's a smaller and niftier version of the Xbox One, which support 4K video playback and even ultra HD blu-rays, plus HDR if you've got the rig for it.
The console quietly launched a couple of weeks back in a special version with a 2 terabyte hard drive. Smaller storage options were always planned and now they've been confirmed in two sizes- 500 gig and 1 terabyte, set to launch on the 22nd of September 2016.
These bundles will both contain a copy of EA's FIFA 17 (which is sure to sell a few consoles) and with a month of EA Access free. Pricing will likely be around €300 and €350 respectively. That's roughly in line with US pricing.
As for whether this will be a success for Microsoft, they did rather scupper themselves by announcing a more powerful console launching in late 2017, making it upgrading at this stage a difficult pitch for consumers.
Stay tuned for more from Gamescom 2016.