🎮 Xbox Games Showcase 2024 & Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Direct

The 2024 Xbox Games Showcase Followed by [REDACTED] Direct Airs 9 June.

The Xbox Games Showcase will be livestreamed on Sunday, 9 June 2024, starting at 19:00 SAST.

Like our double-feature last year with Starfield Direct, immediately following the Showcase we’ll be airing a special deep-dive into the next installment of a beloved franchise. We can’t say much, so for now we’ll call it the Xbox Games Showcase followed by [REDACTED] Direct.

This will also be the first Showcase to include games from the recently acquired portfolio of studios across Activision, and Blizzard, and also Bethesda and the Xbox Game Studios.

Catch the Showcase and the Direct immediately after it on YouTube, Twitch, or Facebook:

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The [REDACTED] Direct, “a special deep-dive into the next installment of a beloved franchise”, is almost certainly going to be about the next Call of Duty game.

The not quite hidden logo in the bottom right-hand corner is a perfect match for the Activision logo mark. And the stylised three dog heads on a shield over an image of the US Capitol on a dollar bill fits the CoD aesthetic.


Games Radar suggests that the logo also supports an earlier rumour that Call of Duty 2024 would be another Black Ops game.

On top of that, previous rumors had suggested that Call of Duty 2024 would be another Black Ops game, and the orange and black color scheme of this teaser matches the aesthetics of that subseries.

Tom Warren at The Verge comes right out and confirms it, based on “sources familiar with the company’s plans”.

ETA: Might also be an opportunity for them to start putting some of the back catalogue onto Game Pass in the lead up to the 2024 CoD launch.


If it’s the truth you seek, look in the dark :fire:The Truth Lies.

We’re excited to confirm that Game Pass members will be able to jump into Call of Duty®: Black Ops 6 on day one with Game Pass.

As revealed last week, we will have a special Xbox Games Showcase followed by Call of Duty®: Black Ops 6 Direct on June 9, 2024, at 10am PT, where we’ll share even more details on what’s coming in this all-new Call of Duty®. Get eyes on the first in-depth look at gameplay in this dark new chapter of the Black Ops series.

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Xbox Games Showcase Followed by Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Direct [4K]

Join us for a double feature on June 9, 10am PT - Xbox Games Showcase immediately followed by Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Direct. The Xbox Games Showcase is your look at the new games from Xbox Game Studios, Activision, Blizzard, Bethesda, as well as our partners from around the globe. Immediately following the Showcase, stay tuned for Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Direct for a special deep-dive into the beloved franchise.

The biggest rumours and predictions:

  • The long rumoured Xbox Handheld console will finally be revealed.
  • Strong rumours that “some” of the Call of Duty franchise catalogue of games will launch on Game Pass immediately after the Black Ops 6 Direct.
  • Suggestions that announcements about closer collaboration with Sony on new releases going to PS5. This includes the agreed to Black Ops 6 release obviously, but also murmurs about both the new Doom title and - surprisingly given its history as the quintessential Xbox franchise - a possible Halo: Combat Evolved remake.
  • The Showcase alone is almost 2 hours long and will feature about 30 games.

Games rumoured/ expected to get updates, trailers, reveals:

  • Fable
  • Indiana Jones and the Great Circle
  • Gears of War 6 & and GoW Master Collection
  • Doom: The Dark Ages
  • Halo: Combat Evolved remake/remaster
  • Avowed
  • Starfield’s Shattered Space DLC
  • Towerborne
  • Diablo 4: Vessel of Hatred
  • Perfect Dark reboot news
  • State of Decay 3

I’ll only get to posting the major trailers and reveals a couple of hours after the broadcast on Sunday. Anyone watching it live is welcome to post as they appear though.


Call of Duty: Black Ops 6

Forced to go rogue. Hunted from within. This is Call of Duty: Black Ops 6All-new campaign set in the Gulf War era :boom:

12 new 6v6 maps & 4 new strike maps at launch :world_map: Return of Round-based Zombies :man_zombie:

Play it day one with Xbox Game Pass or Pre-order now

DOOM: The Dark Ages

Announcing DOOM: The Dark Ages, the prequel to the critically acclaimed DOOM (2016) and DOOM Eternal, and the third installment of the modern DOOM series. Developed by id Software on the latest idTech engine, DOOM: The Dark Ages is a single-player action FPS that tells the epic cinematic origin story of the DOOM Slayer’s rage.

You are the DOOM Slayer, the legendary demon-killing warrior and the super weapon in this never-before-seen dark and sinister medieval war against Hell.

Launching 2025. Wishlist on Xbox GamePass, Xbox Series X|S or PC.

State of Decay 3

Set years after a zombie apocalypse nearly wiped out humankind, State of Decay 3 is the next evolution in the State of Decay franchise. As the zombie threat continues to claim lives, you must fight back and reclaim lost ground, carving out a life for your community of survivalist homesteaders.

Dragon Age: The Veilguard

Rally the Veilguard and defy the gods in Dragon Age™: The Veilguard, an immersive single player RPG where you become the leader others believe in.

When corrupt gods break free from centuries of darkness, the odds will be stacked against you. You can’t do this alone.

Rally a team of seven companions, each with rich lives and deep backstories. These are characters to befriend, and even fall in love with. Among them, an assassin, a necromancer, and a detective will each bring their own expertise and unique abilities to the fight. You are never alone; decide who to take into battle and together face down demons, dragons and even ancient gods.

Starfield: Shattered Space

Shattered Space is a new story expansion for Starfield, Bethesda Game Studios’ epic role-playing game and first new universe in more than twenty-five years.

A mysterious power stirs in the city of Dazra on House Va’Ruun’s hidden homeworld. Investigate a frightening cosmic threat, explore a new planet, and find unique weapons, spacesuits, and gear in this all-new adventure.

Fallout 76: Skyline Valley

Expand southward to Skyline Valley – a brand-new region of Appalachia. Investigate the cause of the electric storm circling overhead and unveil the mystery around Vault 63 and its dwellers, including a shocking new Ghoul type – The Lost. Skyline Valley available June 12. Play it today with Game Pass or Buy Now.

Clair Obscur: Expedition 33

Lead the Expedition on a desperate adventure to destroy the Paintress before she erases the last survivors of humanity in the stunning new RPG Clair Obscur: Expedition 33. The debut title from Sandfall Interactive comes to Xbox Series X|S in 2025.

South of Midnight

South of Midnight is a new third person action-adventure from Compulsion Games.

When a hurricane rips through Prospero, Hazel is pulled into a Southern Gothic world where reality and fantasy are interwoven, and ancient creatures from folklore emerge.

Coming to Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series XIS, Steam, Windows PC in 2025!

World of Warcraft: The War Within

Throughout the ages, mighty heroes have risen to defend Azeroth. Now, at the dawn of a new saga, the darkness calls from the very heart of the world.

The War Within expansion launches August 26 at 3PM PDT. Begin your WoW journey today with the Welcome to Azeroth Bundle, available for a limited time: TryWarcraft.com


The core experience of the original, evolved and more immersive than ever. A remake of the 2004 game METAL GEAR SOLID 3: SNAKE EATER.

Players can elect for a newly added, more modern control style. You can also choose to play with a classic control style that more closely recreates the feel of the original game.

The same gripping story and engrossing world, but with all new graphics and 3D audio that enhance the jungle atmosphere. Get ready for the ultimate survival stealth action experience.

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Sea of Thieves: Season 13

Seize Flameheart’s powerful flagship and become the boss fight with an all-new type of World Event arriving in Sea of Thieves Season 13! Rain fire on your foes with a skeleton crew at your command as you fend off rival crews, seek Tribute and reap the rewards of your dastardly deeds. Season 13 update coming July 25. Learn more: https://www.seaofthieves.com/

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn

Get ready to embark on an epic journey with Flintlock, an explosive indie Souls-lite from the creators of Ashen, launching July 18th. Pre-order now and dive into the world of god-slaying action-RPG adventures.

Age of Mythology: Retold

Coming September 4, 2024 to Xbox and PC. From the creators of the award-winning Age of Empires franchise, Age of Mythology: Retold goes beyond history to a mythical age where gods, monsters, and humans collide.

Combining the best elements of the beloved Age of Mythology with modern real-time strategy design and visuals, Retold is an epic and innovative experience for old and new players alike. Secure your domain, command legendary monsters, and call upon the power of the gods to crush your enemies.

Perfect Dark

Earth has been struck by a series of disasters, bringing ecosystems around the world to the verge of collapse. In this first look at gameplay, follow agent Joanna Dark as she hunts down the world’s most wanted criminal, Daniel Carrington, to uncover the mysteries that threaten the lives of millions.
Perfect Dark | Xbox

Diablo IV: Vessel of Hatred

The battle against Hatred has only just begun. Journey into the new region of Nahantu in search of Neyrelle, who is both suffering the fate of her choice to imprison the Prime Evil Mephisto, and seeking a means to destroy him.

Become the apex predator of the jungle as the all-new Spiritborn class. Recruit Mercenaries to aid you in combat, fight together in a new PvE co-op activity, & more.

Available October 8th: Diablo® IV: Available now on Console and Game Pass | Xbox


What does it mean to be a Hero? Humphry, once one of the greatest, will be forced out of retirement when a mysterious figure from his past threatens Albion’s very existence.

A new beginning to the legendary franchise arrives 2025. Wishlist today and learn more at Fable | Xbox


FragPunk is a fast-paced 5v5 hero shooter with power-up cards that change the rules of combat! Choose your hero, tweak your weapon loadout, and pick from a selection of cards that change every round to gain the upper hand against your opponents!

Winter Burrow

We follow the little mouse as they tell their story of arriving to a broken-down childhood home and a harsh winter woodland where they need to find the courage to survive and make the tree stump home a cozy home again, while they look for their lost Aunt who they find in the end only to have them taken by an Owl.


Mixtape is coming day one with Game Pass in 2025. On their last night of high school, three friends embark on one more adventure together. Play through a mixtape of memories, set to the soundtrack of a generation.

En route to their final party together, a perfectly-curated playlist draws them into dreamlike reenactments of their formative memories. Experience a variety of narrative vignettes exploring the pivotal moments that shaped them. It’s the greatest hits of teenage friendship, from the first kiss to the last dance.

Featuring music from DEVO, Roxy Music, Lush, The Smashing Pumpkins, Iggy Pop, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division, and more.

Skate. Party. Avoid the law. Make out. Sneak out. Hang out.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024

Coming November 19, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 is the next installment in the Microsoft Flight Simulator franchise. It is the most ambitious consumer flight simulator ever undertaken, designed to take advantage of the latest technologies in simulation, cloud, machine learning, graphics and gaming. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 goes beyond merely operating the aircraft; it will allow simmers to pursue their dream of an aviation career.

The sky is calling! Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 takes off on Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S, and Steam, and will be available with Game Pass on console, PC, and cloud on day one.


An impressive collection of games and updates by Xbox - really strong showing.


The Elder Scrolls Online: 10 Year Anniversary

Your epic adventure within Tamriel’s Second Era awaits, and you can create your own story from over 10 years of adventures in The Elder Scrolls Online. Explore an ever-growing world, encounter colorful characters and quests, and play your way. Go anywhere with no level restrictions, team up with your fellow players, or experience Tamriel solo. Begin your ESO saga today—you belong here.

Join us in 2024 for The Elder Scrolls Online’s 10-Year Anniversary Celebration and discover what makes the game, its development team, and its incredible community so special. Visit https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/ for more information.

Life Is Strange: Double Exposure

Max Caulfield returns in Life is Strange: Double Exposure, an all-new supernatural murder mystery in the award-winning Life is Strange series.

Max Caulfield, photographer-in-residence at the prestigious Caledon University, discovers her closest new friend, Safi, dead in the snow. Murdered. To save her, Max tries to Rewind time – a power she’s not used in years… instead, Max opens the way to a parallel timeline where Safi is still alive, and still in danger! Max realizes the killer will soon strike again – in both versions of reality. With her new power to Shift between two timelines – can Max solve and prevent the same murder?

Coming to Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC on October 29, 2024.


Mecha BREAK is a multiplayer game that allows players to choose from a variety of mechas, customize their appearances, and battle colossal war machines on treacherous terrain. Get ready for the ultimate showdown—blitz, brawl, blaze!

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle

You are Indiana Jones. In this pivotal cinematic, Indy and Gina make a startling discovery in the Himalayas. Prepare for this single player adventure set between the events of Raiders of the Lost Ark™ and The Last Crusade™.

Grab your hat and whip and prepare to embark on an epic, globetrotting adventure in Indiana Jones and the Great Circle™. Become the legendary archaeologist and face off against sinister forces as you fight to uncover the truth behind one of history’s greatest mysteries.

Coming 2024 on Xbox Series X|S , PC, and Day One with Game Pass.

Wuchang: Fallen Feathers

Recently featured at the Xbox Games Showcase and set in the late Ming Dynasty, this soulslike action-RPG takes you on a journey through a cursed land filled with danger and mystery. Play as Bai Wuchang, a pirate warrior cursed with Ornithropy, and uncover the secrets of your forgotten past.

Wuchang: Fallen Feathers offers a challenging combat experience with multiple weapon categories and Ornithropy magic. Explore interconnected environments, encounter historical figures, and make choices that will shape the fate of Shu.

Launching day one on Xbox Game Pass in 2025. Visit the official Wuchang: Fallen Feathers social community for more details.


Coming in 2024. Explore the Living Lands, a mysterious island filled with adventure and danger. As an envoy of Aedyr, you are sent to investigate rumors of a spreading plague with a secret that threatens to destroy everything. Can you save the island and your soul from the forces threatening to tear them apart? Play Day One with Xbox Game Pass or Wishlist today. Avowed Game: Coming Soon to Xbox Series X|S and Game Pass | Xbox


A nuclear disaster has left an area of Britain in tatters. Atomfall, a new survival-action game, will see you explore, scavenge, craft, barter and fight your way through beautifully recreated scenery in search of answers.

A single player, survival-action game, Atomfall blends post-war Britain with Cold War paranoia, folk horror, and elements of classic British sci-fi like Day of the Triffids, Doctor Who and The Prisoner, to create an immersive and thrilling gameplay experience.

Coming to Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC in 2025.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows

Tune in tomorrow for a 13 minutes gameplay walkthrough at Ubisoft Forward! Watch the stream live starting June 10th, 9 am PT

Assassin’s Creed Shadows will be available November 15th, 2024

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl

The Zone is what you consider it to be. I’ve shown you how I see it. Walk your own path, and you will come to perceive the Zone in your own way.

Featuring a huge, borderless open-world and a non-linear story, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl releases on Xbox Series X|S and PC on September 5, 2024. The game will be available day one with Xbox Game Pass.

Gears of War: E-Day

Emergence Begins. Experience the brutal horror of Emergence Day through the eyes of Marcus Fenix in the origin story of one of gaming’s most acclaimed sagas.​

Fourteen years before Gears of War, war heroes Marcus Fenix and Dom Santiago return home to face a new nightmare: the Locust Horde. These subterranean monsters, grotesque and relentless, erupt from below, laying siege on humanity itself. ​

Built from the ground up with Unreal Engine 5, Gears of War: E-Day delivers unprecedented graphical fidelity.

Summary from GamesRadar:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 coming October 25, early access back for pre-order customers
  • Doom: The Dark Ages takes the FPS icon off the rails with a giant mech, a blade shield, and a shotgun that shoots bones
  • 4 years after its reveal, State of Decay 3 is back with a first look at its gorgeous and emotional open-world zombie action
  • Dragon Age: The Veilguard features returning faces from Dragon Age 2 and Inquisition, and they’re not alone
  • A surprise Starfield patch is coming today, and it looks like a different RPG in the new trailer for the Shattered Space DLC
  • You’ll be able to play as a ghoul in Fallout 76 early next year and channel your inner Walton Goggins from the Fallout TV show
  • Expedition 33 is a French JRPG with Paper Mario-style combat and some of the most beautiful surreal visuals I’ve ever seen in a game
  • South of Midnight, the upcoming action-adventure game from the ex-Arkane dev behind We Happy Few set in the Deep South, finally gets a release window
  • World of Warcraft: The War Within kicks off the MMO’s Worldsoul Saga in August
  • Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater got a new trailer but no date still
  • Sea of Thieves Season 13 coming July 13 - at least for Xbox and PC (no mention of PS5)
  • Hyped Soulslike riff Flintlock: Siege of Dawn sets release date for next month
  • Age of Mythology Retold is coming September 4, 2024
  • The Perfect Dark reboot suddenly resurfaces, and now somehow looks like a Deus Ex game with “elements of first-person shooters, immersive sims, and stealth-action”
  • Diablo 4: Vessel of Hatred announces October release date in gnarly new cinematic that will have you reaching for the sick bag
  • Fable joins GTA 6, Monster Hunter Wilds and more in 2025’s already packed game release schedule
  • Fragpunks is a 5v5 hero shooter with gameplay-changing cards and it’s coming 2025
  • Winter Burrow is a survival game starring a tiny mouse that’s definitely going to make me cry
  • Mixtape is the new Annapurna game that explores memories through music set in the early 90s - and of course it has a banging soundtrack
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 coming November 19, 2024 with a huge range of aviation careers
  • You can play all of the Elder Scrolls 6 DLC for free with a limited time ahead of the Gold Road June 18 launch
  • Life is Strange: Double Exposure is bringing the series’ first protagonist, Max Caulfield, back for a new adventure in October
  • Indiana Jones and the Great Circle got a very Uncharted-like new trailer but still no actual release date
  • Mechabreak is coming 2025, with a beta this August
  • Wuchang: Fallen Feathers, a game about a pirate warrior with cursed blood, is coming in 2025
  • Avowed’s new story trailer sets up a grand RPG adventure with factions vying for control over a beautiful magical world
  • Atomfall is Rebellion’s new absolutely mad-looking game coming in 2025
  • Assassin’s Creed Shadows’ Naoe recalls the series’ stealthier, RPG-less roots with a hidden blade, hood, and an awesome grapple
  • New Stalker 2 trailer shows the monsters and mayhem of its open world, and the weapons you’ll have to defend yourself
  • Xbox reveals three new consoles out later this year, says it’s “hard at work on the next generation”
  • Gears of War: E-Day is a prequel set 14 years before the original action game, and yes, Dom is back

I watched the entire stream, without reactions, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought it was great!

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Agreed. I watched snippets here and there during the live broadcast, but also just rewatched it all the way through without skipping.

An excellent showcase all round in my opinion. Would have loved to hear anything about Activision and Blizzard titles making it into the Game Pass libraries. And maybe just the tiniest tease about the supposed Xbox handheld console. But other than those little quibbles, all good. 2025 is gearing up to be a bumper year for games again.

That DOOM game has got me all hot an bothered, cannot wait. Going to need to see a gameplay trailer for Dragon age, unfortunately that trailer makes it look a bit marvel/hero-e which just makes it feel off for me.

Hope the Fable game pulls it off, but it looks good so far.

Another showcase without any showing of Hollow Knight: Silksong though :smiling_face_with_tear:

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