Microsoft returning to Gamescom to show off Xbox 720

While Microsoft is planning its own reveal event on May 21 to unveil its next-generation gaming console, the company will also be at E3 in June to show off even more stuff the company is working on. However, Microsoft will also be returning to Gamescom later this August after skipping last year's event, where they'll be revealing the "next chapter of Xbox gaming experiences."

Xbox EMEA social marketing manager Graeme Boyd tweeted the news today, but details have yet to revealed. Then again, we probably won't hear more about Microsoft's Gamescom appearance until the event gets closer. From the looks of it so far, it seems the company may spread out announcements for the Xbox 720 over three events.

However, since Gamescom is in August, that could be the time when Microsoft will release its next-generation console, thus being the purpose behind the company's appearance at the event. Both Microsoft and Sony are expected to launch their new consoles in time for the holiday season, so we should be seeing them pop up early on in August and September.

Microsoft skipped Gamescom last year, with no word on whether or not the company would return, but it looks like they just can't get enough, as they'll be returning to the Germany event come late August. It'll be interesting to see what new stuff they unveil, considering they'll have E3 and their own event to splurge out details of their new console.