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    All You Need To Know About The Xbox Games Showcase Of Summer 2024

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    The most anticipated period for gaming enthusiasts is upon us — the Summer Game Fest weekend is kicking off soon, and it launches with an event hosted by Geoff Keighley. Following this event, there will be a highly-anticipated showcase by Microsoft. Here’s everything you need to know about the Xbox Games Summer Showcase 2024 including its start date, time, intriguing leaks, and how you can join the live broadcast.

    Prior to Microsoft’s showcase, be sure to check out the Summer Game Fest 2024 schedule. Additionally, the Ubisoft Forward event on June 10th should be on your radar. Expect in-depth updates and walkthroughs of major releases such as Star Wars Outlaws and Assassin’s Creed Shadows.

    But before we dive into Ubisoft’s presentation, Microsoft is set to enthrall us with their own Xbox Summer Showcase. With an extended duration, this showcase will set the stage for a dedicated Call of Duty showcase immediately after.

    Schedule for Xbox Games Summer Showcase 2024

    Mark your calendars: the Xbox Games Summer Showcase 2024 will kick off at 10AM PT/1PM ET/6PM BST on June 9th. This has been officially confirmed by Microsoft via Xbox Wire.

    Following Microsoft’s demonstration, a Call of Duty Direct spotlighting Black Ops 6 will take place. While we await a release date and gameplay footage, the upcoming Call of Duty Direct promises to deliver exciting news and updates.

    United States Schedule for Xbox Games Summer Showcase 2024

    • 10AM PT on Sunday, June 9th
    • 1PM ET on Sunday, June 9th

    United Kingdom Schedule for Xbox Games Summer Showcase 2024

    • 6PM BST on Sunday, June 9th

    Countdown to the Event

    Here’s a countdown to the exciting event:

    Live Viewing Information

    Access the Xbox event live on these platforms:

    The Call of Duty Direct will be included in the Xbox event stream. Here is the Xbox YouTube channel where the event will be broadcast live:

    Insider Scoops on Xbox Games Summer Showcase 2024

    Trusted industry insider Jeff Grubb reports that the showcase will last around two hours and feature around 30 games. We’ll see a mix of familiar titles as well as some intriguing new reveals.

    The headline scoop is the potential unveiling of a fresh Gears of War title, as indicated in a report by The Verge related to Black Ops 6 coming to Xbox Game Pass. Though official confirmation is awaited, there’s hopeful anticipation for this new chapter in the Gears saga.

    Furthermore, Jeff Grubb hinted in a conversation with Kinda Funny that while Dragon Age Dreadwolf might not appear, we can still expect some news on the Dragon Age series. This discussion was circulated by user ScottyKNJ on the gaming leaks and rumors subreddit. It’s been confirmed that Dragon Age Dreadwolf is now named The Veilguard, and it seems like we will indeed get a glimpse of Dragon Age 4 at the showcase.

    Speculation also suggests other Xbox titles might head to the PS5. Renowned leaker NateDrake shared on ResetEra that while Starfield might release on PS5 in 2025, they also heard about other potential Xbox to PS5 titles for the holiday season. No specific names were dropped, however.

    Without confirming, The Verge’s Tom Warren reported that there’s consideration within Microsoft to port the Halo series to PlayStation platforms. Post the success of Sea of Thieves on multiple platforms, it would not be surprising to see more exclusives make the leap to PlayStation.

    Finally, The Verge hints that we can expect official release dates for Avowed, Indiana Jones, and Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 to be announced.

    Regarding Call of Duty Black Ops 6, rumors suggest a release in late October along with early access perks for pre-orders. Alleged leaks insinuate the campaign will rival Far Cry in terms of an open-world experience.

    Image Source: Diego Thomazini / Shutterstock

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