Last week, the Xbox team traveled to Cologne, Germany for gamescom 2016 where Microsoft held a FanFest event to let Xbox enthusiasts get a hands-on experience with upcoming Xbox and Windows 10 exclusive games. Microsoft had indeed a lot of interesting games to showcase during the European annual gaming show, and upcoming titles Forza Horizon 3 and Sea of Thieves managed to win gamescom awards during the award ceremony on August 18.
Sea of Thieves won the awards for "Best multiplayer game" and "Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox One" while Forza Horizon 3 won the award for "Best Racing Game". Overall, 73 products and games were nominated across six categories and you can discover all of the winners of gamescom awards 2016 over here. These awards are definitely good news for Microsoft Studios, but they're especially important for Rare's Sea of Thieves, a brand new game generating high expectations so far.
In case you missed it, we also invite you to watch the latest episode of This Week on Xbox where Microsoft's Larry Hryb and Graeme Boyd report from gamescom in Cologne:
Forza Horizon 3 will be released on both the Xbox One and Windows 10 on September 27 while Sea of Thieves is expected to be released in February 2017. Let us know in the comments if you're excited by the upcoming lineup of blockbuster games to be released on Xbox in the coming months.