Watch the Microsoft Gamescom 2015 press conference here

Rise of the Tomb Raider wet wipes needed

Microsoft's Gamescom 2015 conference is scheduled to start at 3pm BST / 7am PDT on Xbox.com and the stream is embedded above. It is likely to be a very console-focused affair, especially given that their competitors Sony have decided not to stage a conference of their own at all. There could be something of interest for PC gamers, however, if MS choose to show more of Rise of the Tomb Raider: recently confirmed for PC release in early 2016. Perhaps we'll even see a bit of Windows 10 Minecraft.

Otherwise, expect focus on a new Crackdown game, Halo 5 and Platinum Games' Scalebound, all presumed to be Xbox One exclusives for now. Exclusivity makes us sad.

Based in Bath with the UK team, Tom loves strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.