Xbox Games Showcase Airs June 9, Followed By Mystery Event


Microsoft has revealed the date for its summer Xbox Games Showcase, and it’s on June 9 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Following the showcase, there will be a special deep-dive into the next installment of a series, which is reportedly Call of Duty.

While Xbox didn’t reveal which games will be present at the showcase, it’s likely that we’ll see Avowed, Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, and Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024, as they’re all slated to be released this year. The next installment in the Gears of War series might be announced there as well.

Last year, a deep-dive Starfield Direct aired directly after the Xbox Games Showcase, but Microsoft redacted the name of what this year’s follow-up direct would be. The Verge reports that the mystery franchise is Call of Duty.

The image Microsoft presented is an icon of the three-headed dog, Cerberus, which plays a role in the Black Ops sub-series. Given how 2024’s installment is rumored to be Call of Duty: Black Ops Gulf War, the Cerberus icon means the follow-up direct is most likely a Call of Duty one.