Gamescom officially opens its doors on August 20, but leading up to the show several publishers and platform-holders have already held events detailing their software lineups–and sometimes, surprise-releasing software. As a result, several new games are now available to download and play across PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
You can check out a list of games that are available now below, and check out all of our Gamescom coverage for more news and hands-on impressions throughout the show.
Hotline Miami and Superhot on Nintendo Switch
Nintendo devoted its Gamescom presentation to indies, including a few beloved games that are available for Switch right now. Those include the time-bending shooter Superhot and the brutal overhead Hotline Miami games. Both Superhot and the Hotline Miami collection, which bundles both Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2, are now available.
Erica on PlayStation 4
The live-action interactive thriller Erica was announced in 2017, but it has gone mostly silent since then. It’s been released now on PlayStation 4, and is playable with a PS4 controller or with a dedicated app on iOS or Android. You can solve puzzles and make choices that will impact the direction of the story.
A New Slew of Xbox Game Pass Games
Xbox spent some of its Inside Xbox presentation announcing the upcoming games for its Game Pass service, including a handful that are available right now. Those include Age of Empires: Definitive Edition for PC, Devil May Cry 5 for Xbox One, and Stellaris for both platforms. Even more are coming by the end of the week, as Ape Out for PC and Kingdom Come: Deliverance for both PC and Xbox One are due on August 22.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Alpha Test on PS4
While not a full game available right now, Activision did announce that a special PS4-exclusive alpha test for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is coming soon. The alpha will start on August 23, and it will be free for all players, even if you don’t have a PS Plus subscription. The alpha test is limited to the new 2v2 Gunfight mode, across five maps.
from GameSpot – Game News https://www.gamespot.com/articles/all-the-games-surprise-released-today-during-games/1100-6469230/