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

Microsoft has just wrapped up its highly anticipated June 9, 2024 Xbox Showcase. A lot was announced, and we’re here to share that with you, in case you missed it.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6:

The next Call of Duty — which is being developed by the veterans at Treyarch — kicked off the show with a visceral gameplay trailer. It showed a post-Cold War world, new settings and the characters that live within it.

After the main presentation ended, a Black Ops direct began. During it, the team behind this year’s game shared lots of details, including:

  • There will be 16 maps
  • Zombies will return, with two maps, and will continue the Dark Aether storyline
  • They’ve gone back to a classic prestige system, with ten levels, but have added a bonus, 1000 level, master system
  • Enemies will have 9 hit zones instead of 4, and will die accordingly
  • They’ve greatly improved the movement using omnimovement and intelligent movement
  • The campaign hub will be in an old farmhouse, where you can explore, go over intel and look at mission details
  • Players can approach missions how they want to
  • Enemies will be smarter and more aggressive
  • One campaign mission will take place inside a casino and another will take place in the tundra of northern Russia
  • There will be dialogue options
  • Theatre mode returns

The game will be released on October 25th, and will be a day one Game Pass title.


“What does it mean to be a Hero? Well, in the fairytale land of Albion, that is entirely up to you,” says the game’s product description. “With a dark threat looming, and in a world where your reputation precedes you, your choices will change Albion forever.”

We were given a look at the next Fable today, and discovered that it’s going to be released in 2025. Not soon enough for our liking!

DOOM: The Dark Ages:

Well, the rumours were correct: a new DOOM game is in development, and they’re calling it DOOM: The Dark Ages. It’s a prequel to the last two games, and will take place during a medieval war against Hell.

The Dark Ages will represent the (single player) cinematic origin story of the DOOM Slayer’s rage. Those who play it will be able to wreak havoc and tear down demons using familiar weapons like the super shotgun, as well as a brand new shield saw. Hell, you’ll even be able to get atop a massive mecha dragon, and use it to pulverize enemies.

Expect to play this one in 2025, when it comes to Xbox, Game Pass, PC and PS5.

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle:

A new trailer showcased an important cinematic moment, during which Indiana Jones and Gina Lombardi make a discovery deep in the Himalayas.

Gears of War:

The next entry in the Gears of War series was teased, and it goes by the name of Gears of War: E-Day.

A prequel starring Marcus Fenix, Gears of War: E-Day is coming to Xbox and PC.


Bethesda revealed its first expansion for Starfield, which is apparently titled Shattered Space.

“A mysterious power stirs in the city of Dazra, the capital of 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.”

Starfield’s June update also goes live tonight, for free. It adds Creations, new bounty hunting features, enhanced melee combat and new Trackers Alliance missions.

Creations brings official mod support to Starfield. Players can now discover and play new content from Creators and Bethesda Game Studios directly in-game through the Creations menu. The Creation Kit, the official toolkit for Starfield, is also now available to download for free on Steam and puts the power to create new content in the community’s hands. Anyone in the community can make Creations and upload them to the Creations platform.

Fallout 76:

The game’s next expansion, Skylight Valley, will be released on June 12th. It will be free, and will expand the map southward, to incorporate the Shenandoah region. There, players will explore the origins of a strange electrical storm. This will take them to Vault 63, which features a new ghoul type.

The Elder Scrolls Online:

In celebration of the massively multiplayer game’s 10th anniversary, Bethesda has released a new trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online. They’ve also made its subscription service (ESO) free for all until June 19th.

Assassin’s Creed: Shadows:

Today saw the reveal of gameplay from the next game in the long running Assassin’s Creed series.

Perfect Dark:

Joanna Dark will return in a rebooted take on the classic N64 game, Perfect Dark. Today, we got a first look at gameplay from the project, which was announced a while ago.

Dragon Age: The Veilguard:

If you hadn’t heard, the next game in this popular RPG series has received a new name. It won’t be called Dragon Age: Dread Wolf anymore, and will instead be referred to as Dragon Age: The Veilguard.

In today’s trailer, we get to meet some of our companions.

Life is Strange: Double Exposure:

During today’s Xbox Showcase presentation, we received a first look at the next game in the Life is Strange series.

Entitled Life is Strange: Double Exposure, this next entry sees the return of Max, who starred in the first game and its prequel. This is an older Max, though, and one who still struggles with her abilities. However, while she cannot rewind time anymore, she can experience two parallel universes. In one, a new friend named Safi has been murdered, whereas, in the other, she’s merely in grave danger.

Life is Strange: Double Exposure will release on October 29th, for Xbox, PlayStation and PC. More will be revealed during a livestream on June 13th at 9am Pacific.


Obsidian’s new RPG received its first story trailer today. It teases a trio of different factions.

State of Decay 3:

Four years after its official reveal, Undead Labs’ State of Decay 3 resurfaced with a new trailer.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2:

The anticipated game received a new trailer during today’s digitally streamed event.

Wuchang: Fallen Feathers:

Described as being “an action-packed Soulslike set in the final years of the Ming Dynasty,” Wuchang: Fallen Feathers is a new game heading to Xbox, PlayStation and PC. Expect to play it in 2025.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024:

The next instalment of the Microsoft Flight Simulator series will launch on November 12th, bringing with it hot air balloons, aerial firefighting and aerial advertising.


Britain’s own version of Fallout was revealed during today’s Xbox Showcase. It’s called Atomfall, and it’s being developed by Rebellion (Sniper Elite).

Although it is a fictional story, the game was inspired by a real life nuclear disaster, which occurred in Britain in 1957. Players will explore the continent 5 years after those events.

“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,” reads the official blurb. “Set in the rolling British countryside with idyllic pubs, quaint villages, and red phone boxes it soon becomes clear that things are far from normal.”

This one is coming to Xbox, PlayStation, PC and Game Pass in 2025.

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater:

The remake of one of the best stealth action games has received a new trailer.


Through a new trailer, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn has received its release date.

All gods must die on July 18th.

Sea of Thieves:

Become a villain in season 13 of Sea of Thieves.

Mecha Break:

A multiplayer mech game that allows players to choose from diverse mechs, customize them and battle it out was revealed today. They call it Mecha Break. It’s coming to PS5 and Xbox Series in 2025, and a beta is expected later this year.


Annapurna Interactive and Beethoven & Dinosaur have shared a new IP called Mixtape. It’s coming to PC and Xbox Game Pass.

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. Players will immerse themselves in the teenage wasteland by playing through a mixtape of joyful gameplay, from skateboarding and flying to taking photos after hours at an abandoned theme park, hitting baseballs, and putting on a fireworks show from the backseat of a car. It’s the greatest hits of teenage friendship, from the first kiss to the last dance.

From Beethoven & Dinosaur, developers of BAFTA award-winning game The Artful Escape, Mixtape draws inspiration from classic coming-of-age movies, bringing together nostalgic aimlessness, mischief, music, the highs and lows of adolescence, and the bittersweet feelings brought about by growth, transformation, and moving on.

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

World of Warcraft: The War Within:

Blizzard shared a look at the next expansion for MMO, World of Warcraft.

Clair Obscur: Expedition 33:

A turn-based RPG with a convoluted story, this new IP from Sandfall Entertainment is expected in 2025.

Cygni: All Guns Blazing:

This shoot ‘em-up has received a new trailer and a release date. It’ll be out on August 6th.

Delta Force: Hawk Ops:

This free-to-play tactical, first-person, shooter made an appearance at today’s event.

Eternal Strands:

Yellow Brick Games’ upcoming action-adventure game, in which you fight towering monsters, has received a new trailer.

Age of Mythology: Retold:

Check out a brand new trailer for this historically driven game.

Diablo IV:

Vessel of Hatred, the first expansion for Diablo IV, is coming out on October 8th.

Frat punk:

A fast-paced, 5v5 hero shooter with power-up cards is what FragPunk is said to be. It was revealed today.

Winter Burrow:

A cozy survival game about a mouse returning home to its Winter Burrow, this one was also revealed today.

South of Midnight:

Check out gameplay from Compulsion Games’ next title, in which reality and fantasy blend.