Summer Game Fest 2024: Confirmed games, predictions, and hopes

It's almost that time of the year! Summer Game Fest is just around the corner, so let's take a look at the games set to appear in it (and others that could).
Indiana Jones and The Great Circle™. Screenshot courtesy of Xbox and Bethesda Games.
Indiana Jones and The Great Circle™. Screenshot courtesy of Xbox and Bethesda Games. /
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Summer Game Fest is one of the biggest events in the gaming community, going as far as filling the void that E3 left after its cancelation. Gamers worldwide tune in to the highly anticipated showcase to see news regarding their favorite games and shocking reveals likely to blow their minds away. Anticipations are always high for Geoff Keighley to deliver a fantastic event, and this year is no different. But what can we really expect from 2024's edition of Summer Game Fest?

Will PlayStation finally reveal what their first-party studios have been working on? Can Xbox regain the trust of the media by having a mind-blowing portfolio of games? And will Nintendo... well, keep doing their own thing? Well, it's time to answer all of these questions as we look at the games confirmed to appear in this year's Summer Game Fest and predict which others are likely to be displayed. But before we begin, it's worth pointing out we'll talk about games that could be revealed during the whole event (which usually takes place throughout a week) and not just the opening ceremony on June 07. So without further ado, let's begin.


Now more than ever, Xbox needs to leave a great impression with its Summer Game Fest showcase (and not even that could make us forget the closure of its many studios). But leaving controversies aside - A fantastic event could be delivered if the following games are displayed:

Confirmed - Call of Duty Black Ops 6

Activision has been making headlines lately due to all the teases of the highly anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops 6. Fans eagerly await to see the full reveal to know what to expect from the next entry in the first-person shooter franchise and its zombie mode. Fortunately, it won't be long before we finally learn more about it, as the Call of Duty Direct will take place on June 9 after the Xbox Games Showcase.

You can always count on Obsidian to make a great RPG, and it seems Avowed will be no different. The game is slated to be released in Fall 2024, so Summer Game Fest is one of the last "big" chances Xbox will have to advertise it. That means it's all but confirmed we'll get a better look at Eora - the fantasy world in which Avowed is set to take place - in just a few days on June 9.

Leaked - New DOOM game (The Dark Ages)

It may be hard to believe, but it's been a little over four years since DOOM Eternal was released (time really flies away when you're busy protecting Earth from demons). So now that Summer Game Fest is just around the corner, it's the perfect moment to look ahead at the future of the FPS franchise. It's been reported that a new DOOM title (supposedly called The Dark Ages) will be revealed during Xbox Games Showcase. Can the game have a medieval setting as insiders claim? Will it be multiplatform as rumors suggest? Is the story going to take place in the past? Hopefully, we get some answers on June 9.

Prediction - Indiana Jones and the Great Circle

Much like Avowed, Indiana Jones and the Great Circle is likely to be featured during Summer Game Fest due to its 2024 release window. To avoid another "Hellblade II" situation where the game isn't advertised in the slightest, Xbox should take advantage of its showcase to display what Bethesda has been working on. And who knows? Maybe we'll even get an official release date.

Hope - Hollow Knight: Silksong

This one is long overdue. After years of development (and even a delay), it's time for Xbox to finally let us know when we can expect the release of Hollow Knight: Silksong (with a new trailer, perhaps). Unfortunately, there's no concrete evidence yet that Team Cherry's upcoming title will appear in the Xbox Game Showcase. However, it isn't an exaggeration to assume that a game originally slated for the first half of 2023 will be featured during a 2024 event. So fingers crossed for that!

Aside from the five Xbox games discussed above, many others could be featured during this year's Summer Game Fest. Fable, Marvel's Blade, Ara: History Untold, Towerborne, Perfect Dark, and OD (the new Hideo Kojima horror experience) could all take us by surprise by releasing a new gameplay trailer. In the case of Perfect Dark, we'd all be wise to lower our expectations since it's been reported the game is currently in rough shape. But considering Xbox revealed it four years ago, an update isn't just welcome but rather necessary at this point.