Xbox Games Showcase

The Xbox Games Showcase ran earlier this morning and brought with it over 60 minutes of world premiere footage, day one game pass launches and more as gamers saw more of what the relationship building and acquisitions by Xbox are developing into. Plus, some big news from many of our favourite games.

The show brought 30 videos with 18 of these being new games that will release day one into Game Pass. The videos included new variations of the Xbox Series S and X consoles and footage from Gears of War, DOOM, Perfect Dark, Indiana Jones and many more titles.

The trailers below are in show order below. You can find the big Xbox Consoles and Gears of War announcements at the bottom of the page.

Here’s the rundown:

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 – Day One Game Pass

“Forced to go rogue. Hunted from within. This is Call of Duty: Black Ops 6All-new campaign set in the Gulf War era

12 new 6v6 maps & 4 new strike maps at launch 

Return of Round-based Zombies”

DOOM: The Dark Ages – 2025 – Day One Game Pass

“Announcing DOOM: The Dark Ages, the prequel to the critically acclaimed DOOM (2016) and DOOM Eternal, and the third installment of the modern DOOM series. Developed by id Software on the latest idTech engine, DOOM: The Dark Ages is a single-player action FPS that tells the epic cinematic origin story of the DOOM Slayer’s rage.

You are the DOOM Slayer, the legendary demon-killing warrior and the super weapon in this never-before-seen dark and sinister medieval war against Hell.”

State of Decay 3 – Day One Game Pass

“Set years after a zombie apocalypse nearly wiped out humankind, State of Decay 3 is the next evolution in the State of Decay franchise. 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.”

Dragon Age: The Veilguard – Spring 2024

“Rally the Veilguard and defy the gods in Dragon Age™: The Veilguard, an immersive single player RPG where you become the leader others believe in.

When corrupt gods break free from centuries of darkness, the odds will be stacked against you. You can’t do this alone.

Rally a team of seven companions, each with rich lives and deep backstories. These are characters to befriend, and even fall in love with. Among them, an assassin, a necromancer, and a detective will each bring their own expertise and unique abilities to the fight. You are never alone; decide who to take into battle and together face down demons, dragons and even ancient gods.”

Starfield – Shattered Space – 2024

“Shattered Space is a new story expansion for Starfield, Bethesda Game Studios’ epic role-playing game and first new universe in more than twenty-five years.

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.”

Fallout 76 – Skyline Valley – 12 June 2024

“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, including a shocking new Ghoul type – The Lost. Skyline Valley available June 12. Play it today with Game Pass or Buy Now.”

Expedition 33 – 2025 – Day One Game Pass

“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.”

South of Midnight – 2025 – Day One Game Pass

“South of Midnight is a new third person action-adventure from 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.”

World of Warcraft: The War Within – 26 August 2024

“Throughout the ages, mighty heroes have risen to defend Azeroth. Now, at the dawn of a new saga, the darkness calls from the very heart of the world. The War Within expansion launches August 26 at 3PM PDT”

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater

“A remake of the 2004 game METAL GEAR SOLID 3: SNAKE EATER.

Players can elect for a newly added, more modern control style. You can also choose to play with a classic control style that more closely recreates the feel of the original game.

The same gripping story and engrossing world, but with all new graphics and 3D audio that enhance the jungle atmosphere. Get ready for the ultimate survival stealth action experience.”

Sea of Thieves: Season 13 – 25th July

“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 – 18th July – Day One Game Pass

“Get ready to embark on an epic journey with Flintlock, an explosive indie Souls-lite from the creators of Ashen, launching July 18th.”

Age of Mythology: Retold – 4th September 2024 – Day One Game Pass

“From the creators of the award-winning Age of Empires franchise, 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

“Earth has been struck by a series of disasters, bringing ecosystems around the world 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 – 8th October

“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.

Become the apex predator of the jungle as the all-new Spiritborn class. Recruit Mercenaries to aid you in combat, fight together in a new PvE co-op activity, & more.”

Fable – 2025 – Day One Game Pass

“What does it mean to be a Hero? Humphry, once one of the greatest, will be forced out of retirement when a mysterious figure from his past threatens Albion’s very existence.”

FragPunk – 2025

“FragPunk is a fast-paced 5v5 hero shooter with power-up cards that change the rules of combat! 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 – Early 2025 – Day One Game Pass

“We follow the little mouse as they tell their story of arriving to 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 find in the end only to have them taken by an Owl.”

Mixtape – 2025 – Day One 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.

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 more.”

MS Flight Simulator – 19th November – Day One Game Pass

“Coming November 19, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 is the next installment in the Microsoft Flight Simulator franchise. It is the most ambitious consumer flight simulator ever undertaken, designed to take advantage of the latest technologies in simulation, cloud, machine learning, graphics and gaming. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 goes beyond merely operating the aircraft; it will allow simmers to pursue their dream of an aviation career.”

The Elder Scrolls Online

“Your epic adventure within Tamriel’s Second Era awaits, and you can create your own story from over 10 years of adventures in The Elder Scrolls Online. Explore an ever-growing world, encounter colorful characters and quests, and play your way. Go anywhere with no level restrictions, team up with your fellow players, or experience Tamriel solo. Begin your ESO saga today—you belong here.

Join us in 2024 for The Elder Scrolls Online’s 10-Year Anniversary Celebration and discover what makes the game, its development team, and its incredible community so special.”

Life is Strange: Double Exposure – 29th October 2024

“Max Caulfield returns in Life is Strange: Double Exposure, an all-new supernatural murder mystery in the award-winning Life is Strange series.”

Indiana Jones and The Great Circle – 2024 – Day One Game Pass

“You are Indiana Jones. In this pivotal cinematic, Indy and Gina make a startling discovery in the Himalayas. Prepare for this single player adventure set between the events of Raiders of the Lost Ark™ and The Last Crusade™.

Grab your hat and whip and prepare to embark on an epic, globetrotting adventure in Indiana Jones and the Great Circle™. Become the legendary archaeologist and face off against sinister forces as you fight to uncover the truth behind one of history’s greatest mysteries.”

Mecha Break – Beta August 2024

“Mecha BREAK is a multiplayer game that allows players to choose from a variety of mechas, customize their appearances, and battle colossal war machines on treacherous terrain. Get ready for the ultimate showdown—blitz, brawl, blaze!”

Wuchang: Fallen Feathers – 2025 – Day One Xbox Game Pass

“Join us for the exciting reveal of Wuchang: Fallen Feathers! Recently featured at the Xbox Games Showcase and set in the late Ming Dynasty, this soulslike action-RPG takes you 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.”

Avowed – 2024 – Day One Game Pass

“Explore the Living Lands, a mysterious island filled with adventure and danger. As an envoy of Aedyr, you are sent to investigate rumors of a spreading plague with a secret that threatens to destroy everything. Can you save the island and your soul from the forces threatening to tear them apart?”

Atomfall – 2025 – Day One Xbox Game Pass

“A single player, survival-action game, 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.

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.
Created by Rebellion, the makers of the much-loved Sniper Elite and Zombie Army franchises, Atomfall is inspired by a real-world nuclear disaster that occurred in northern England in 1957. The game follows a fictional storyline where you find yourself in the quarantine zone five years after the event.

Everything has changed in that time, and you find yourself in a very different Britain, on the wrong side of the quarantine wall. The area is run by the military and beset with factions, in-fighting, and a growing sense of fear.

It’s up you to unravel the mystery of what happened. Explore the countryside, villages, and settlements and meet odd people, wicked cults, rogue government agencies and others along the way.

Explore this open world adventure and seek out the truth at your own pace.”

Assassin’s Creed Shadows – 15th November

“Japan, 1579 — The country is on a brutal path toward unification driven by the iron will of daimyo Oda Nobunaga. Unrest grows as new coalitions appear and corruptive foreigners infiltrate the land. After the brutal invasion of the peaceful province of Iga, a young shinobi embarks on a journey to fulfill an impossible promise while a legendary samurai finds new purpose confronting the demons of his past.

In Assassin’s Creed Shadows, you will live the intertwined stories of Naoe, an adept shinobi Assassin from Iga Province, and Yasuke, the powerful African samurai of historical legend. Against the backdrop of the turbulent late Sengoku period, this remarkable duo will discover their common destiny as they usher in a new era for Japan.”

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: The Heart of Chornobyl – 5th September 2024 – Day One Game Pass

“The Zone is what you consider it to be. I’ve shown you how I see it. Walk your own path, and you will come to perceive the Zone in your own way.

Featuring a huge, borderless open-world and a non-linear story, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl releases on Xbox Series X|S and PC on September 5, 2024.”

New Xbox Consoles – Holiday 2024

“Experience the fastest, most powerful Xbox ever with Xbox Series X, now with a 2TB SSD in special edition Galaxy Black. Also meet the all-digital Xbox Series X, now in Robot White with a 1TB SSD. Immerse yourself with sharper characters, brighter worlds, and impossible details with true-to-life 4K gaming and sensationally smooth frame rates of up to 120 FPS with the visual pop of DirectX ray tracing.

Experience the best value in gaming with Xbox Series S, now with a 1TB SSD in Robot White. Make the most of every gaming minute with Quick Resume, lightning-fast load times, and gameplay of up to 120 FPS.”

Gears of War: E-Day

“Experience the brutal horror of Emergence Day through the eyes of Marcus Fenix in the origin story of one of gaming’s most acclaimed sagas.​

Fourteen years before Gears of War, war heroes Marcus Fenix and Dom Santiago return home to face a new nightmare: the Locust Horde. These subterranean monsters, grotesque and relentless, erupt from below, laying siege on humanity itself. ​

Built from the ground up with Unreal Engine 5, Gears of War: E-Day delivers unprecedented graphical fidelity.”

As an Xbox fan, and even a fan of gaming, the show was a huge one and brought many things I’ve previously wanted, and some that I didn’t know that I needed. The outcomes of Xbox’s long game are also really coming to the forefront as acquisitions and relationship/partnership building can also be seen throughout the show. Now, it is time to prepare for the results of the show across the next 12 months and beyond.

Xbox Gamer Dad

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