Xbox Games Showcase Recap: The Best & Most Surprising, to the Worst and Most Obvious Reveals, Ranked

A lot of debates are to be followed now.

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  • Xbox Summer Showcase gave a glimpse of a lot of games players have been waiting for.
  • While a new games were showcased, downloadable content for a few games was unveiled too.
  • Some were obvious, while others caught the fans off guard, which raised their curiosity.
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From games like Call of Duty to the new console iteration, the Xbox Games Showcase has given fans a lot to talk about. Phil Spencer addressed the crowd at the David Geffen Theater in Los Angeles as they prepared for this year’s ultimate showcase.

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A lot of entries were revealed, and those who missed the event might be wondering what went in there. So here are all of the announcements made during the event, some may be obvious, while others strike as surprising; needless to say, Xbox killed it this time.

10. Dragon Age: Veilguard

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The next BioWare game will have new companions, as showcased in the trailer. The sequel to Inquisition is expected to arrive in fall 2024. However, given the state of the studio, it was reflected in the game’s cinematic trailer that it would require more than magic to stand tall this time.

9. Starfield: Shattered Space

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The upcoming DLC for the space exploration game will take players to confront a new cosmic threat. The game has already faced challenges, especially when it’s up against its rival, No Man’s Sky, currently the best space exploration game there is.

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8. Sea of Thieves

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While it’s not Skull and Bones, the pirate game will be venturing into its 13th season, where players will get to ride the infamous Flame Heart’s Burning Blade.

However, players who’ve already played it, have given the verdict that the initial gameplay is good, and that is all there is to see. This season needs to be more than the typical to win players again.

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7. Perfect Dark

Perfect Dark - Gameplay Reveal - Xbox Games Showcase 2024

Joana Dark would need to speed up, or the upcoming attack or casualties could be astronomical. The gameplay was certainly the first thing to notice here in the trailer.

However, it remains to be seen if the original game does justice to what was presented to players during the Xbox Games Showcase.

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6. State of Decay 3

State of Decay 3 - Xbox Games Showcase 2024

It was originally teased in 2020, and with the latest trailer (which is beautiful, by the way), it feels like a fresh breath in the zombie genre. Not a lot of information is available about the game, but we are likely to know about it in 2025.

5. Indiana Jones and the Great Circle

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In his latest adventure, Indy will again be going against mysterious forces during a timeline set between Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade. Interestingly, it draws inspiration from the original narrative presented in the movies.

4. Assassin’s Creed Shadows

Assassin's Creed Shadows: First Look Gameplay Trailer - Xbox Games Showcase 2024

The game will feature a couple of protagonists, with the events taking place in feudal Japan. Several debates sparked over one of the characters being inspired by a real-life samurai, Yasuke.

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3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 6

Call of Duty Black Ops 6: Gameplay Reveal Trailer - Xbox Games Showcase 2024

By the looks of it, the upcoming Call of Duty game appears to be the best game in the popular military shooter series.

While the trailer wasn’t as good as Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Direct as it didn’t delve deeper into the mechanics, the short depiction of the Gulf War made it worthy. Hope it will do the same when the game finally arrives.

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2. Doom: The Dark Ages

DOOM: The Dark Ages | Official Trailer 1 | Coming 2025 - Xbox Games Showcase 2024

The Doom Guy goes full Captain America in this prequel, which will dig into his origins. What’s interesting about the game is that players will get to know the origin story of DOOM Slayer.

1. Gears of War: E Day

Gears of War: E-Day | Official Announce Trailer (In-Engine) - Xbox Games Showcase 2024

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The game is set 14 years after the first game, with the main protagonist, Marcus Fenix, returning to the story. Players have the same reason as The Dark Ages to be excited, given they’ll be learning about the protagonists’ origins in Gears of War E-Day. In addition to that, the players will finally get to play live on Emergence Day for the first time.

And Many More Were Shown at the Xbox Games Showcase…

Games from companies like Activision, Bethesda, and more were presented during the Xbox Games Showcase 2024.
Games from companies like Activision, Bethesda, and more were presented during the Xbox Games Showcase 2024.

Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl, Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater, South of Midnight, and more were among the showcases. One game that’ll give the players Fallout-esque vibes is Atomfall, developed by Rebellion. However, the game is set in 1957’s northern England.

Winter Burrow was another interesting entry there. In the world of realistic graphics, an animated mouse will be visiting his broken-down home. That may make almost everyone feel out of sorts. Mixtape by Beethoven and Dinosaur too is an interesting game that will certainly take fans on a nostalgic ride.

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In the vast array of games showcased during the Xbox Games Showcase, games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 look like they are set to prove revolutionary in the franchise.

Now the event has ended, it will spark several new debates that will keep the gamers busy for quite some time.

Which of the games showcased in the Xbox Games Showcase strikes you the most? We want to know in the comments section below!

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Anurag Batham is a video games correspondent at FandomWire. With over two years of experience in writing for different industries, his past works show his passion for the metaverse and his awareness of the environment. He's always playing with ideas to turn them into captivating stories.

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