What's special about 2024 Xbox Game Showcase? Microsoft promises a [redacted] reveal

The artistic style looks similar to a Black Ops game

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Key notes

  • 2024 Xbox Game Showcase in June hints at new Call of Duty reveal.
  • Event scheduled for June 9, 10 AM PT, with some details intentionally redacted.
  • Microsoft promises deep dive into franchise.

It’s that time of the year once again. The 2024 Xbox Game Showcase is set to take place this summer in June, and from the look of it, folks are expecting a new Call of Duty reveal. Well, maybe. 

Announced on Tuesday, Microsoft said that the event will take place on June 9, 2024, at 10 AM PT, at Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and online. But some parts of the announcement were redacted, which leads us to these rumors. 

“Like our double-feature last year with Starfield Direct, immediately following the Showcase we’ll be airing a special deep-dive into the next installment of a beloved franchise. We can’t say much, so for now we’ll call it the Xbox Games Showcase followed by [REDACTED] Direct,” Microsoft says. 

Folks over at The Verge say that this iconography of the featured artwork for the event bears similarity to the iconic Black Ops franchise, although Windows Central also predicts it may be a partnership with Ubisoft or the State of Decay 3. More details will follow as the showcase event’s date gets closer. 

“This will also be our first Showcase featuring games from our portfolio of studios across Activision, Blizzard, Bethesda, and Xbox Game Studios, in addition to titles from our third-party partners,” Microsoft continues. As we all understand, Microsoft is on the line to bring original content after a lot of studio game acquisitions in the past couple of years.

Microsoft’s Xbox Showcase event used to be a part of E3, until last year when the company, followed by Sony and Nintendo, pulled out of the summer event. E3’s showrunners said later that year that it would no longer be held, so, ouch.