2024 Summer Games Fest Predictions – From the Painfully Obvious To the Utterly Outlandish

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2024 will mark the first Summer Game Fest that has taken place since the formal demise of E3. With the competition officially dead and buried, the gaming industry staple that is Geoff Keighley now theoretically has a clear run to claim all of the huge announcements for himself. With that being said, we are already aware that 2024 is going to be a quieter year in terms of significant game releases.

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In fact, Geoff has actually already attempted to quell the hype levels somewhat through his Q&A, claiming that the show will be an eight out of ten. Although, the tinfoil hat wearers amongst the community have claimed that his statement was nothing more than a cheap ploy to throw audiences off.

Whatever the case may be, we only have a couple of days left to wait before the big show takes place, so without further ado, let’s get on with the following list of predictions for the 2024 Summer Games Fest courtesy of the FandomWire Gaming staff:

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Daniel Boyd – Gaming Lead

It would make a lot of sense to see Bioshock 4 at the 2024 Summer Games Fest.
It would make a lot of sense to see Bioshock 4 at the 2024 Summer Games Fest.

A New Bioshock Game Is Revealed By 2K, Possibly Set In Antarctica

With Judas now being formally announced and 2K promising a significant presence at the 2024 Summer Games Fest, now seems like the perfect time to show the world the first trailer for Bioshock 4. There have been multiple rumors that the game will be set in Antarctica, so it will be interesting to see if this proves to be the case.

Luke Addison – Gaming Lead

Assassin's Creed Shadows: Official World Premiere Trailer

Assassin’s Creed Shadows Gameplay Will be Shown

With the first proper story trailer for Assassin’s Creed Shadows dropping earlier this month, it makes a lot of sense that Ubisoft would want to follow that up by showing some gameplay. Although there is a Ubisoft Forward taking place later in June, more eyes will likely be on the 2024 Summer Games Fest, so it would make more sense to show off new AC footage here.

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Osama Farooq – Senior Editor

DRAGON BALL: Sparking! ZERO – Master and Apprentice Trailer [BUDOKAI TENKAICHI Series]

A Release Date is Given for Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero

At the time of writing, a new trailer for Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero just dropped teasing fans that the game will indeed make an appearance during the 2024 Summer Games Fest. Surely this will mean that fans will get a specific release date to look forward to rather than just seeing that dreaded “wishlist now,” messaged displayed at the end of the trailer yet again.

Adil Farooq – Senior Editor

TEKKEN 8 – OFFICIAL LAUNCH TRAILER

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A Trailer for Tekken 8 DLC Will be Shown

Since Bandai Namco Entertainment is already confirmed to be on the 2024 Summer Games Fest line-up, it would make a lot of sense for the team to use that opportunity to showcase some sort of Tekken 8 DLC. Perhaps if we are lucky, we may even see some future Season 1 DLC characters that are planned to release in fall and winter of this year shown off.

Liam Magee – Editor

Gotta catch 'em all.
Gotta catch ’em all.

A Pokemon Game is Shown Off

Between the fact that Niantic is confirmed to be in attendance, and Game Freak confirming that Pokémon Legends: Z-A is coming in 2025, Liam’s prediction for the 2024 Summer Games Fest is pretty likely. It would also give the Switch some time in the spotlight, as the Nintendo integration will likely be prominently featured in the trailer shown.

Rohit Tiwari – Editor

If you have an issue with this image, you should probably go and touch some grass.
If you have an issue with this image, you should probably go and touch some grass.

Amazon Games Will Discuss its Tomb Raider Project

Although fans of the series have been waiting six years for a new mainline entry in the Tomb Raider franchise, things looked a bit ropey when Embracer bought the rights to the series from Square Enix in 2022. However, thankfully Amazon stepped in to strike a deal with Embracer Group to support Crystal Dynamics’ development of the game and act as the new title’s publisher. It would be great to see the actual result of all of those deals in the form of a trailer.

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Travis Vuong – Writer

This character design should be included as a skin.
This character design should be included as a skin.

A New Sonic Game Will Make an Appearance

As Sonic Frontiers was Sonic Team’s biggest success, it makes sense that Sega would want to capitalise on that success with a follow up by possibly expanding on the open zone formula established in Frontiers. Geoff Keighley has always had a good relationship with Sega, so getting a look at a new game during the 2024 Summer Games Fest would make sense. We could also get a trailer for the third Sonic movie too.

Tunahan Karakis – Writer

Them taxis be crazy.
Them taxis be crazy.

SEGA Will Show the New Crazy Taxi Game

Originally confirmed by SEGA to be a project in development at the 2023 Game Awards, I would love to see a trailer for a new Crazy Taxi at the 2024 Summer Games Fest. I have so much nostalgia for this series and it deserves so much better than to be relegated to the cash-grab mobile games that have made up the latter half of the franchise.

Suhaib Adeel – Writer

Dusk Golem says we won't see it announced this summer, let's hope he is wrong.
Dusk Golem says we won’t see it announced this summer, let’s hope he is wrong.

A Trailer Will be Shown for the Resident Evil: Code Veronica Remake

Ever since DuskGolem first leaked the fact that a remake of the fondly remembered Resident Evil Code: Veronica was in development at Capcom, fans of the iconic horror series have been dying to know more. The 2024 Summer Games Fest could be the perfect time to reveal more information and show what effect 24 years of graphical improvements have had on this fan favorite title.

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Vibha Hegde – Writer

Will this gacha get ya?
Will this gacha get ya?

Gameplay Will be Shown for Zenless Zone Zero

HoYoVerse has been promoting the gacha game heavily for the past while leading up to its release next month. The timing of the game’s launch in combination with the confirmed attendance of HoYoVerse make it pretty likely that more gameplay will be shown off during the 2024 Summer Games Fest.

Sagar Nerala – Writer

This story is probably over, unless we get a prequel of some sort.
This story is probably over, unless we get a prequel of some sort.

Hotline Miami 3 is Revealed

Considering the way in which 2015’s Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number ended, it seems pretty unfathomable that Dennaton Games would consider developing a third entry in the series. That said, Hotline Miami is one of the most beloved franchises ever to come from Devolver Digital and the notorious indie publisher is planning to hold its own direct this Friday as part of SGF 2024.

Tanay Sharma – Writer

Never say Neva.
Never say Neva.

Gameplay Will be Shown for Devolver’s Neva

Neva is a game from the team behind GRIS, initially announced in May of 2023. Unlike Hotline Miami 3, I actually do predict that we will see Neva during the Devolver Direct on Friday. Hopefully we will actually get a look at gameplay, giving us an idea of how this title will actually play upon release.

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Andy MacGregor – Writer

Fable - Xbox Games Showcase

Fable 4 is Shown

The fact that Fable 4 still has not been given a confirmed release date means that it is unlikely to launch in 2024. Thus, it would make sense for a 2025 release date to be announced for the game during the 2024 Summer Games Fest. The only scenario that may prevent Andy’s prediction from coming true would be if the game was to instead make an appearance at the Xbox Showcase.

Nikola Pajtic – Writer

It has been an age since we've had new Dragon Age.
It has been an age since we’ve had new Dragon Age.

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf Gameplay Will be Shown

Astonishingly, Dragon Age: Inquisition is a decade old this year! Therefore, it is about time we saw some some gameplay from its sequel. While it would be unlikely for Bioware to mention anything regarding Mass Effect during the 2024 Summer Games Fest, Nikola’s prediction that the team will want to show off the next Dragon Age title seems pretty likely.

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Chad Glapion – Writer

A return would be effective.
A return would be effective.

Bioware Will Reveal the Next Mass Effect Game

Chad apparently disagrees with my previous statement that it is unlikely for Bioware to mention anything regarding Mass Effect during the 2024 Summer Games Fest. I personally feel that if anything related to Mass Effect is mentioned it will be a trailer and potential premiere date for the TV adaptation that Amazon Studios has in development. Still though, seeing a new Mass Effect game would blow some minds.

Anurag Batham – Writer

Hopefully we get to find out who is voicing Tony.
Hopefully we get to find out who is voicing Tony.

EA Motive Will Show its Iron Man Game

It has been confirmed that EA will be attending the 2024 Summer Games Fest, combine this with the fact that EA Motive has yet to officially show any footage from its upcoming Marvel tie-in game and now seems like the perfect time. Ever since playing through the revamped zero-G sections in the Dead Space remake, I have been dying to see how the flying mechanics will be handled in this Iron Man title.

Rouvin Quirimit – Writer

Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra | Story Trailer

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A New Trailer for Marvel 1943 Will be Shown

I actually had to double check with Rouvin that he wasn’t getting his Black Panther games mixed up when he made this prediction. Personally, I think it is far more likely that we’ll get a first trailer for Cliffhanger Games’ previously announced Black Panther game as opposed to more Marvel 1943 footage. I could be wrong, but this seems a bit soon considering that Skydance just dropped a Marvel 1943 trailer at the Future Games Show in March.

Sparsh Sharma – Writer

Will we see the birth of the Mafia?
Will we see the birth of the Mafia?

A New Prequel Mafia Game Is Revealed By 2K and it Won’t be Called Mafia 4

This was actually my original prediction before Sparsh jumped on it, so yes, I think it is pretty much a lock that we will get the official announcement of Mafia 4 from Hangar 13 during the 2024 Summer Games Fest. Hopefully the setting will be confirmed, as previous leaks have suggested that Mafia 4 will actually be a prequel to the first three games.

Dustin Caldwell – Writer

Back to the Dark Ages.
Back to the Dark Ages.

The Next DOOM Game is Announced

We have known that a follow up to DOOM Eternal has been coming since the infamous Nvidia leak back in 2021. The title DOOM: Year Zero was then mentioned during the Microsoft FTC case and recently leaker NateTheHate has claimed that the game has been retitled DOOM: The Dark Ages and will be announced at the 2024 Summer Games Fest. Along with this title, it has also been leaked that the game will come to PS5, therefore it is unlikely to be revealed during the Xbox Showcase.

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Arkaneel Khan – Writer

EA has got some competition this year.
EA has got some competition this year.

2K Will Announce FIFA 2K25

The rumors that 2K have met with FIFA to purchase the video game license that EA recently lost have been permeating for a while now. With 2K supposedly having a pretty significant presence at the 2024 Summer Games Fest, it would make sense that this would be the time to come out with the announcement and show the first trailer on the world stage.

Lucas Lapetina – Writer

Let's hope the new game looks better than the movie does.
Let’s hope the new game looks better than the movie does.

A Trailer for Borderlands 4 Will be Shown

Speaking of 2K’s significant presence at this year’s show, it would make a lot of sense for Borderlands 4 to appear. This would tie in with the hype that the studio is attempting to build for the upcoming movie too. Showing Mafia 4, Borderlands 4 and FIFA 2K25 in the one show would be a lot though, but even seeing two out of the three would be appreciated.

Stuart Murray – Writer

There is a slim chance that Naughty Dog could announce a brand new IP.
There is a slim chance that Naughty Dog could announce a brand new IP.

Naughty Dog Will Reveal The Last of Us Part 3

Fans have been wondering what Naughty Dog is working on since The Last of Us Factions was unceremoniously cancelled and Neil Druckmann did recently tease that multiple single player experiences are in development at the studio. Could one of these be The Last of Us Part 3? Probably, but I personally don’t see it being revealed at the 2024 Summer Games Fest.

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Lisa Kamlot – Writer

This key art is stunning.
This key art is stunning.

Hyper Light Breaker Will Get a Release Date

The successor to Hyper Light Drifter got previewed in March and is slated for release at some point in late 2024. The 2024 Summer Games Fest seems like the perfect time to finally come out with a release date for the highly anticipated roguelike along with a new trailer showing off the stunning art direction featured in these games.

Akshi Dangi – Writer

Which Witcher will we follow?
Which Witcher will we follow?

The Witcher 4 Will Get a Trailer

CD Projekt Red did recently state that nobody at the studio is working on Cyberpunk: 2077 any longer, thus it would be good to see what the developers are currently making. Showing a trailer for The Witcher 4 would satisfy this curiosity, however I doubt that Geoff would show trailers for both a new Witcher game and Dragon Age: Dreadwolf during the same show, and I think Dragon Age is the more likely candidate.

Eduardo Ariedo – Writer

Starfield: Official Teaser Trailer

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Shattered Space DLC Will be Shown for Starfield

While I do very much believe that Starfield DLC will be shown at some point over the coming weekend, I wonder if there may be more chance of seeing a trailer for it during the Xbox Showcase on Monday as opposed to the Summer Games Fest on Friday. Geoff has always had a good relationship with Todd Howard though, so I could certainly see this getting a slot on the show.

Kuldeep Thapa – Writer

ELDEN RING Shadow of the Erdtree | Story Trailer

One Last Push for Elden Ring DLC

With the highly anticipated Elden Ring DLC Shadow of the Erdtree finally dropping later this month, it would make sense that Bandai Namco would want to give it one last big promotional push prior to its launch. With how feral soulslike fans go for any new info on this project, it would likely receive a pretty welcome reception.

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Junniper Waterhouse – Writer

Alan Wake 2 - Launch Trailer | PS5 Games

Alan Wake 2 DLC Will be Revealed

June reckons that it is time to officially announce the inevitable Alan Wake 2 story DLC and I have a sneaking suspicion that she may be correct. Given how well the horror sequel was received when it dropped last year, it is a fair bet that fans of the game are still hungry for more. Perhaps we may also get a physical release for the game with the DLC bundled in.

What predictions do you have for the 2024 Summer Games Fest?

That completes our list of predictions for the 2024 Summer Games Fest. I am quite surprised that nobody mentioned IO Interactive’s 007 game, Slitterhead, Astro Bot, Dune: Awakening, Splinter Cell, or the Max Payne 1&2 Remake.

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What did you make of our predictions? What do you expect to be shown during the upcoming presentation? Let us know down in the comments section below and stay tuned for our coverage of the event this Friday.

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Written by Daniel Boyd

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Dan is one of FandomWire's Gaming Content Leads and Editors. Along with Luke Addison, he is one of the site's two Lead Video Game Critics and Content Co-ordinators. He is a 28-year-old writer from Glasgow. He graduated from university with an honours degree in 3D Animation, before pivoting to pursue his love for critical writing. He has also written freelance pieces for other sites such as Game Rant, WhatCulture Gaming, KeenGamer.com and The Big Glasgow Comic Page. He loves movies, video games and comic books.