Everything announced at the Xbox showcase at Summer Game Fest 2024

There were big expectations for Microsoft’s Xbox Games Showcase this year, the first summer event since the $68.7 billion Activision Blizzard and Microsoft merger in 2023. “It’s the biggest moment of the year to show you the future of gaming with Xbox,” Xbox Wire editor Joe Skrebels wrote in a news release ahead of the event.

The Xbox Games Showcase included a slate of games from Activision, Blizzard, Bethesda, Xbox Game Studios, and third-party developers. Immediately following the broadcast, Microsoft and Activision dedicated the second block of its own showcase to Call of Duty: Black Ops 6.

Missed the event? Here’s everything announced during the Xbox Games Showcase.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 will be released on Oct. 25 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. It’s coming to Xbox Game Pass on launch day, too.

Doom: The Dark Ages

Microsoft and id Software debuted Doom: The Dark Ages, which takes the Doom Slayer back in time. It’s coming to Xbox Game Pass on its launch day, which is expected sometime in 2025. The trailer showed off all the good stuff you can expect from a Doom game — plus what looks to be the Doom Slayer riding a dragon.

State of Decay 3

State of Decay 3 is set “years” after the zombie apocalypse, following up on State of Decay 2. The latest trailer from the game, which was first revealed in 2020, is a peek at what to expect out of the title. There’s no release date yet, though.

Dragon Age: Veilguard

The new Dragon Age: Veilguard trailer set the tone for the upcoming game, showing off a group of allies you can expect to play alongside when the game is released. It’s coming in 2024.

Starfield: Shattered Space (and more)

Starfield’s first expansion looks to tackle the creepiness of space, coming to consoles and PC in 2024. But Starfield is also getting a smaller update with new bounties and other content, created by Bethesda and the Starfield community.

Fallout 76

Fallout 76 is getting a new update, Skyline Valley, where vault dwellers will get to play as a ghoul in early 2025. It’s a new region of Appalachia, with new mysteries abound. It’s out on June 12, and, again, day one on Game Pass.

Clair Obscur: Expedition 33

Clair Obscur: Expedition 33 is the debut game from Sandfall Interactive. It looks like a role-playing game where you’re looking to save humanity from certain destruction. It’s out in 2025 on Xbox Series X.

South of Midnight

Microsoft and Compulsion Games are finally to share more on what South of Midnight actually is. From the makers of We Happy Few, South of Midnight is a beautifully stylized game — set in a fantasy swamp after a hurricane — and coming to Xbox consoles and Windows PC. It’ll be out in 2025.

World of Warcraft: The War Within

On Aug. 26, Blizzard will release World of Warcraft’s next expansion, The War Within. “Now, at the dawn of a new saga, the darkness calls from the very heart of the world,” Blizzard wrote on YouTube.

Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater

Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater is a remake of 2004’s Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. It’s expected to have a “more modern control style” for while showcasing the game’s original story and world. There’s no release date.

Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves’ 13th season will be released on July 25, when you’ll be able to become an evil pirate — a villain! — on the high seas.

Flintock: The Siege of Dawn

Flintock: The Siege of Dawn will be released on July 18 on Xbox consoles and Windows PC. From the creators of Ashen, the game is an “explosive Souls-lite” with lots of “god-slaying action-RPG” gameplay.

Age of Mythology: Retold

Age of Mythology, from the creators of Age of Empires, is more than history: It expands into mythology and the worlds of “gods, monsters, and humans.” It’ll be released on Sept. 4 on Xbox Series X and Windows PC.

Perfect Dark

Perfect Dark is back! It’s the first look at Perfect Dark’s gameplay since it was announced, and it didn’t disappoint. There’s no release date.

Diablo 4: Vessel of Hatred

This October, a new character class, region, and story come to Diablo 4 with the Vessel of Hatred expansion. Blizzard Entertainment debuted the opening cinematic during the Xbox Games Showcase — an emotional, devastating, and gruesome return to the world of Diablo.

Fable

Microsoft showed off a cheeky trailer for Fable, which is expected out in 2025. Unfortunately, still no release date for this one.

Fragpunk

Fragpunk is a five-on-five shooter with a twist: cards. It’s coming in 2025.

Winter Burrow

A game with a little mouse returning home to devastation, while creating a new home and looking for their aunt. Just a little guy, coming in 2025.

Mixtape

From the makers of The Artful Escape, Mixtape is a mysterious coming of age story told through music. It’s expected in 2025.

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Become a commercial pilot in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024, or work in agriculture, search-and-rescue, cargo transport, or aerial firefighting. Head to the skies on Nov. 19.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Road

For The Elder Scrolls Online’s 10th anniversary, Microsoft is releasing Gold Road on June 18.

Life is Strange: Double Exposure

The next installment in the Life is Strange franchise is a flip between realities, once again starring Max Caulfield. She promised to never use her power again — but now she has to save her friend. It’s coming to Windows PC and Xbox Series X on Oct. 29.

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle

Finally, a look at Indiana Jones and the Great Circle. There’s a boulder! It’ll be out on Windows PC and Xbox Series X in 2024 — but no official release date.

Mecha Break

It’s not Gundam, but it looks like it! It’s out in August.

Wuchang: Fallen Feathers

Announced at Xbox Games Showcase, Wuchang: Fallen Feathers is a soulslike set in the late Ming Dynasty. It’ll be released day one on Xbox Game Pass in 2025.

Avowed

“Explore the Living Lands, a mysterious island filled with adventure and danger” is how Microsoft described Avowed on YouTube. “As an envoy of Aedyr, you are sent to investigate rumors of a spreading plague with a secret that threatens to destroy everything.” Coming in 2024.

Atomfall

Atomfall is a single player survival game set after a nuclear disaster in Great Britain. It’s coming to Windows PC and Xbox Series X in 2025.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows

Assassin’s Creed Shadows is the next installment of the iconic franchise, to be released on Nov. 15 on Xbox consoles and Windows PC. The first look at the game’s gameplay shows a ton of promise.

STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl

GSC Game World, from Ukraine, will be released on Sept. 5. The developer described the game as having a “huge, borderless open-world and a non-linear story.”

New Xbox Series X consoles

There’s now a 2TB SSD Xbox Series X, an all-digital Xbox Series X with a 1TB SSD, and a 1TB SSD Xbox Series X.

Gears of War: E-Day

Gears of War: E-Day looks as brutal as ever, but the trailer had some touching moments of teamwork and camaraderie, too, despite a world in chaos. It’s the sixth installment of the franchise, but there’s no release date just yet.

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