Xbox X One & 20 years “Age of Empires” – nobeo at gamescom 2017

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gamescom has truly become a stellar event! The 2017 edition broke all previous records, racing ahead of the curve with incredible stats: some 355,000 visitors from all over the world explored products presented by 919 businesses from 54 countries. It’s an honour for Cologne: year after year the city is a global hotspot for the gaming community!

Once again, nobeo witnessed and broadcast to the world the power and vision in digital entertainment thanks to our technical services. In close, trusted, and intense cooperation with our EMG affiliates Videohouse and DB Video, our hearts and minds were fully focused on the hottest gaming innovations and the production of various shows during the trade event in August.

In Gürzenich, a banqueting hall in Cologne, nobeo constructed two attractive sets for gbs german broadcast services GmbH and the Microsoft streaming platform “Mixer”. Live shows took place on two days, and were available on and the Xbox YouTube channel.

The focus of the live show on 20 August was the unveiling of the Xbox One X. Staged as an entertaining chat show, the new Xbox was presented in English – a development that’s well worth mentioning, because the moderation and debate immediately following the reveal were translated in real time, and the video signal of the show immediately received German subtitles in the OB van. Our team enabled communications between the American client and interpreters from an Austrian service provider through voice-over IP connections, which guaranteed successful operations at exemplary speed. We were also held to the highest standards of video quality: the 90-minute-long live show was produced in 3G. Of course, it is all still available today at here (suitable for ages 18+).

One day later, on 21 August, the classic game “Age of Empires” celebrated its 20-year anniversary with the release of the new “Age of Empires: Definitive Edition”. Here, too, our clients required productions at the highest technical level with the most modern production processes – a relatively straightforward task thanks to the combination of our expertise and our affiliates’ know-how. Gaming fans received detailed, first-hand information from games developers and designers in the perfect hour-long livestream, and experienced the new features of “Age of Empires: Definitive Edition” up close. The recap is available here (suitable for ages 12+).