Xbox Games Summer Showcase 2024 start date, time, exciting leaks and how to watch

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It’s the most exciting time of the year for fans of video games. Summer Game Fest weekend is about to begin, and it starts with a show hosted by Geoff Keighley. However, after this event, there will then be a broadcast conducted by Microsoft. Here is the Xbox Games Summer Showcase 2024 start date and time along with exciting leaks and how to watch the event live.

Before the event conducted by Microsoft, make sure you’re aware of the start time for Summer Game Fest 2024. In addition to this event, we have Ubisoft Forward to look forward to on June 10th. This will provide more thorough updates and gameplay demonstrations for big releases this year such as Star Wars Outlaws and Assassin’s Creed Shadows.

But, before the Ubisoft Forward demonstration occurs, we will be treated to Microsoft’s Xbox Summer Showcase. It is set to be long, and it will be followed by a broadcast dedicated to the next Call of Duty.

When is the Xbox Games Summer Showcase 2024?

The start date and time for the Xbox Games Summer Showcase 2024 is 10AM PT/1PM ET/6PM BST on June 9th. This is confirmed by Microsoft’s post on Xbox Wire.

Microsoft’s event will then be immediately followed by a Call of Duty Direct dedicated to Black Ops 6. It’s confirmed that Black Ops 6 is coming to Xbox Game Pass from day one, but as of yet we do not have a release date nor have we seen any gameplay. Fortunately, that should all be set to change after this weekend.

Xbox Games Summer Showcase 2024 start time US

  • 10AM PT on Sunday, June 9th
  • 1PM ET on Sunday, June 9th

Xbox Games Summer Showcase 2024 start time UK

  • 6PM BST on Sunday, June 9th


Below is a countdown to when the event will begin:

How to watch

You will be able to watch the Xbox event live on the following platforms listed below:

The Call of Duty Direct will be part of the same livestream. Below is the scheduled livestream on the Xbox YouTube channel:

Xbox Games Summer Showcase 2024 leaks

According to often reliable leaker Jeff Grubb, Microsoft’s Xbox Games Summer Showcase 2024 will be roughly two hours with 30 games. There will obviously be many games we have already seen and know about, but there will also be some titles never seen before.

The biggest and most exciting leak is the reveal of a new Gears of War. This comes courtesy of The Verge in their report about Black Ops 6 coming to Xbox Game Pass. This report was published before Microsoft’s official announcement, so hopefully they’re right about a new Gears of War, too.

In addition to a new Gears of War, Jeff Grubb teased to Kinda Funny that Dragon Age Dreadwolf wouldn’t be at the Xbox showcase, but Dragon Age would. This clip was shared by user ScottyKNJ onto the gamingleaksandrumors subreddit. BioWare has now confirmed that Dreadwolf has been renamed The Veilguard, so Jeff Grubb’s tease suggests we will see Dragon Age 4 at the Xbox showcase.

There are also rumors that more Xbox games will be making their way to PS5. While claiming Starfield could come to PS5 in 2025, reliable leaker, NateDrake, on ResetEra told users they have “heard of other [Xbox] games coming to PS5 & they could be during holiday season this year”. Unfortunately, there was no mention of any specific games.

While NateDrake didn’t mention any specific Xbox games, The Verge’s Tom Warren has reported that Microsoft is considering bringing the Halo series onto PlayStation. This isn’t confirmed, but it’ll be interesting to see what other exclusives Xbox brings over to PS5 following the success of Sea of Thieves.

Lastly,The Verge says that there will be release date announcements for Avowed, Indiana Jones, and Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024.

As for Call of Duty Black Ops 6, the leaked release date points to late October. There are leaked early access pre-order bonuses, and the campaign is poised to be the best ever judging by leaks detailing an open-world comparable to Far Cry.

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