Straight from the Gamescom show floor, this week's gaming news and announcements.

It is Europe's premier video game event, Gamescom 2022, that returns to Cologne, Germany this week.

In addition to six days of announcements, live shows, and trailers, this year's trade show promises the latest gaming releases for 2022 and beyond.

We will report updates around the clock.

A tamer summer due to the cancellation of E3 2022 led to this year's show running from Aug. 23 to Aug. 28.

A number of major announcements will be made during Opening Night Live, hosted by Geoff Keighley.

Furthermore, an Xbox live stream and a Future Games Show will be held at Gamescom, along with numerous smaller indie shows.

Gamecom 2022 has promised a bold comeback for gaming after the pandemic with new and upcoming titles.

Windows Central will be live blogging throughout the week and you can join us.

Windows Central Senior Editor Matt Brown and contributor Brendan Lowry are providing updates and commentary on the show throughout the week.

We have additional insight from our Senior Xbox Editor, Jez Corden, straight from the show floor.