Xbox Games Showcase

Here’s Everything Revealed at Xbox Games Showcase 2024

In the past five months, 2024 hasn’t been the best year for the Xbox so far after Microsft’s gaming division went through not just one but two rounds of layoffs (studio closures, too). The Xbox Games Showcase is the time for the brand to turn around the negative perception of Xbox hopefully has had and, for once, focus on the games slated for this year and beyond.

Many rumours were swirling going into the Xbox Games Showcase, with Giant Bomb’s Jeff Grubb stating on a Kinda Funny Gamescast stream that Microsoft’s gaming showcase would be two hours long and focus on just 30 games. Some of the leaked games rumoured to show up at the Xbox Games SHowcase we knew about included a medieval Doom “Dark Ages” setting game, a new entry in the Gears of War franchise, another look at Playgrounds’ Fable game, a remaster of the first Halo game, and two possible Xbox hardware announcements; one of which you could take on the go.

Now, let’s go through what actually showed up in the full list of confirmed games from today’s Xbox Games Showcase down below.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 (PC & Xbox Series X|S) – Game Pass

Release Date: October 25th

Kicking off this year’s Xbox Games Showcase is the Call of Duty game from the now Xbox-owned Activision. We first got a cinematic trailer of Call of Duty: Black Ops 6. Phil Spencer talks about the game, revealing that it will launch on day one, October 25th. More details will be shown in the game’s upcoming 20-minute direct after the Xbox Games Showcase concludes.

DOOM: The Dark Ages (PC & Xbox Series X|S) – Game Pass

Release Window: TBA 2025

Going from one FPS game to another, Phil Spencer transitions into the next world premiere announcement. We get our first look into what precisely a medieval Doom game looks like with the announcement of DOOM: The Dark Ages, a prequel to DOOM (2016) and DOOM Eternal. This upcoming Doom game is set to launch on Game Pass next year.

State of Decay 3 (PC & Xbox Series X|S) – Game Pass

Release Window: TBA 202?

Following that, we get our first look at Undead Labs’ State of Decay 3 in a long while, as characters face the zombie threat again in the third entry. Set years after a zombie apocalypse nearly wiped out humankind, 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. No gameplay was shown, let alone a release date, so there still is no idea when the State of Decay 3 is coming.

Dragon Age: The Veilguard (PC & Xbox Series X|S)

Release Window: Fall 2024

Time for Xbox Games Showcase’ first third-party as we got our first look at the newly renamed Dragon Age: The Veilguard‘s characters and their interactions in a new cinematic trailer. Rally is a team of seven companions with rich lives and deep backstories. These are characters to befriend and even fall in love with. An assassin, a necromancer, and a detective will each bring their expertise and unique abilities to the fight. You are never alone; decide who to take into battle and face down demons, dragons and ancient gods together.

Dragon Age: The Veilguard is set to launch later this fall.

Starfield: Shattered Space (PC & Xbox Series X|S)

Release Window: TBA 2024

It’s time for some Starfield action as we got a trailer for Starfiled’s upcoming expansion, Shattered Space. 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. Not much was revealed regarding a release date front, but Bethesda confirmed the upcoming expansion is still slated for later this year. Additionally, more content is coming soon to the game, including new gear, bounties, and more.

Fallout 76: Skyline Valley (PC & Xbox Series X|S) – Game Pass

Release Date: June 12th

Following the success of the Fallout TV show on Amazon Prime, even more content is coming to Fallout 76 in the first-ever map expansion to Bethesda’s live service game. 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. Fallout 76‘s Skyline Valley expansion is set to arrive later this week, on June 12th, with a playable Ghoul set to arrive in early 2025.

Clair Obscur: Expedition 33 (Xbox Series X|S) – Game Pass

Release Window: TBA 2025

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. Sandfall Interactive’s first title is set to launch on Xbox Series X|S via Game Pass next year.

South of Midnight (PC & Xbox Series X|S) – Game Pass

Release Window: TBA 2025

After that is South of Midnight, an upcoming third-person action-adventure developed by 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. South of Midnight is set to launch on PC and Xbox Series X|S platforms via Game Pass next year

World of Warcraft: The War Within (PC)

Release Date: August 26th 2024

Throughout the ages, mighty heroes have risen to defend Azeroth. Now, the dawn of a new saga begins with the darkness calling from the heart of the world. World of Warcraft: The War Within expansion launches on August 26th.

Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater (PC & Xbox Series X|S)

Release Window: TBA 202?

Up next is a remake of a beloved game. Our first gameplay look at Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater showcases CQC in action and the return of David Hayter as Naked Snake. Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater was previously slated for 2024, but no release date or window was revealed, possibly hinting at a possible delay of the Konami remake.

Sea of Thieves Season 13 (PC & Consoles)

Release Date: July 25th

Next, we got an update on Sea of Thieves‘ upcoming Season 13 update, which is set to begin on July 25th. 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.

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn (PC & Xbox Series X|S) – Game Pass

Release Date: July 18th

Now we get our next look at the indie Souls-lite title, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn, which will launch on Game Pass on July 18th.

Age of Mythology: Retold (PC & Xbox Series X|S) – Game Pass

Release Date: September 4th

It’s time to get into the world of the Age of Mythology. Xbox announced that Age of Mythology: Retold will launch on Game Pass on September 4th.  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 (PC & Xbox Series X|S) – Game Pass

Release Window: TBA 202?

We got our first look at Perfect Dark‘s gameplay for the first time since its initial reveal in 2020, but it may still be early for the co-development project as no release date or window was revealed. Earth has been struck by a series of disasters, bringing ecosystems worldwide 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.

Diablo IV: Vessel of Hatred (PC & Consoles)

Release Date: October 8th

Following Perfect Dark, Xbox’s Matt Booty gives us our first look at Diablo IV: Vessel of Hatred‘s opening cinematic, revealing that the next expansion will arrive on October 8th. 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.

Fable (PC & Xbox Series X|S) – Game Pass

Release Window: TBA 2025

Now we get our first look at Playgrounds’ upcoming Fable game, which showcases more cinematic but later confirmed that the new era of the Fable franchise will kick off on PC and Xbox Series X|S platforms via Game Pass in 2025.

Fragpunk (PC & Xbox Series X|S)

Release Window: TBA 2025

It’s time for another hero shooter, but this time on Xbox with the announcement of FragPunk, a brand-new 5v5 Rule-Changing Hero Shooter with power-up cards that is set to launch in 2025. 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 (PC & Xbox Series X|S) – Game Pass

Release Window: Early 2025

Winter Burrow is where players follow a little mouse as they tell their story of arriving at 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 see in the end only to have them taken by an Owl. Winter Borrow is set to launch on PC and Xbox Series X|S platforms via Game Pass sometime in early 2025.

Mixtape (PC & Xbox Series X|S) – Game Pass

Release Window: TBA 2025

Mixtape is the next game from the Artful Escape developer slated to launch on PC and Xbox Series X|S platforms via Game Pass in 2025. The game starts as three friends embark on one more adventure together on their last night of high school. 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.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 (PC & Xbox Series X|S) – Game Pass

Release Date: November 19th

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 is the next installment in the Microsoft Flight Simulator series and is set to launch on November 19th for PC via Steam and Xbox Series X|S platforms. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 is described as going beyond merely operating the aircraft; it will allow simmers to pursue their dream of an aviation career.

Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Road (PC & Consoles)

Release Date: June 18th

The next Elder Scrolls Online expansion, Gold Road is heading to PC and console platforms on June 18th.

Life is Strange: Double Exposure (PC & Xbox Series X|S)

Release Date: October 29th

Life is Strange is back with the fourth mainline entry seeing the return of the franchise’s first protagonist, which means yes, Max Caulfield is back in Life is Strange: Double Exposure. In this entry taking place years after her first game,  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 of reversing time, 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,  Max has the chance to both solve and prevent her friend’s murder. Life is Strange: Double Exposure is set to launch on PC via Steam and Xbox Series X|S platforms on October 29th

Indian Jones and the Great Circle (PC & Xbox Series X|S) – Game Pass

Release Window: TBA 2024

While we do not have a specific release date or window beyond 2024, we do get another cinematic scene in Indiana Jones and the Great Circle.

Mecha Break (PC & Xbox Series X|S)

Release Window: TBA 2025

Mecha Break is a Gundam-like multiplayer mecha game that will launch in 2025 on PC and Xbox Series X|S and have a beta this August.

Wuchang Fallen Feathers (Xbox Series X|S) – Game Pass

Release Window: TBA 2025

Up next is Wuchang: Fallen Feathers, a soulslike action RPG set in the late Ming Dynasty tha will take players 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. Wuchang: Fallen Feathers is set to launch on Xbox Series X|S consoles via Game Pass in 2025.

Avowed (PC & Xbox Series X|S) – Game Pass

Release Window: TBA 2024

We got another look at Avowed in a new trailer. Players can explore the Living Lands, a mysterious island of adventure and danger. As an envoy of Aedyr, you are sent to investigate rumours of a spreading plague with a secret that threatens to destroy everything. No release date was announced, but Avowed is still slated to launch on PC and Xbox Series X|S platforms later this year.

Atomfall (PC. Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S) – Game Pass

Release Window: TBA 2025

Atomfall, a single-player, survival-action game, comes after a nuclear disaster has left an area of Britain in tatters. Atomfall is set to launch on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S via Game Pass in 2025.

Assassin’s Creed Shadow (PC & Xbox Series X|S)

Release Date: November 15th

In anticipation of a 13-minute walkthrough at tomorrow’s Ubisoft Forward event, we get another look at Assassin’s Creed Shadows.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl (PC & Xbox Series X|S) – Game Pass

Release Date: September 5th

We got another look at S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl, which announced that it will launch on PC and Xbox Series X|S on September 5, 2024, via Game Pass.

New Slate of Xbox Series X|S Consoles (Hardware)

Xbox has announced a slate of new Xbox Series X|S consoles, which includes a 2TB SSD in special edition Galaxy Black, an all-digital 1 TB Xbox Series X in Robot White with a 1TB SSD, and a refreshed White Robot Xbox Series S.

Gears of War: E-Day (PC & Xbox Series X|S) – Game Pass

Release Window: TBA 202?

A new Gears of Wars game, Gears of War: E-Day, has been announced where players will be able to experience the brutal horror of Emergence Day through the eyes of Marcus Fenix in a prequel origin story taking place 14 years before the original Gears of War.​ Gears of War: E-Day is in development in Unreal Engine 5 and is described as delivering unprecedented graphical fidelity.