Rumors are rippling across the internet about the possibility of another Xbox Developer Direct showcase happening soon. Last year’s event was a hit and fans may not have to wait long.
Xbox is rumored to be hosting another Dev Direct event, showcasing their expected releases for 2024. When is it expected to happen? And what games are speculated to be premiered?
The Xbox Dev Direct
Before diving into the details, I’ll explain what exactly the Xbox Dev Direct is. Similar to E3 and CES, the Xbox Dev Direct is an event that showcases new video games, content and hardware/software that its developers have been planning to release for the upcoming year. Xbox first created this event in January 2023 and to much acclaim from its community.
Although no official confirmation of this event from Xbox has been mentioned, the Internet rumor mill is swirling about the possibility of it happening within the next month.
When/Where Will It Happen?
Many dates have been discussed across multiple online threads, posts and articles. The most prominent of these rumors came from notable leaker, eXtas1stv (via IGN), who has a track record of leaking correct information. The leak featured a promotional image of the event, stating the showcase will be happening Thursday, January 25th at 3pm EST in India. It’s expected to be live-streamed via Twitch and YouTube.
What To Expect
With many highly anticipated games expecting release dates, many are curious as to what games will get the green light to premier at the showcase. Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, South of Midnight and Indiana Jones stand amongst the top of what fans are wanting to see.
Personally, I’d love to see the new Fable game get some love and attention. A well packaged trailer with a release date at a massive showcase like this could reinvigorate this franchise’s loyal fans and get potential new fans to be interested. Fable 2 was one of the primary reasons I purchased an Xbox at the time. Seeing a premier for a next-gen Fable game would be incredible.
As with all internet rumors, I suggest we take this information with a gain of salt. However, judging from the success of the last Xbox Direct, it doesn’t seem too far off for them to be planning for another showcase in 2024. Either way, fans will be clambering for what’s to come from Xbox this year.