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Xbox Games Showcase allegedly had “so much more” in the chamber

There was a litany of exciting new Xbox titles on display at the Xbox Games Showcase, but apparently there are plenty of games left in the tank for Gamescom.

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The 2024 Xbox Games Showcase was a smorgasbord of delights, offering up a fine dining experience for Xbox players to dig into over the coming months. Though the show was filled to the brim with exciting reveals and updates on upcoming games, there were more than a few notable absentees. According to gaming personality Parris Lilly, the publisher had plenty more courses it wanted to serve up at the event.

Having put on a bold display of new Xbox games, from Call of Duty Black Ops 6, to Gears of War E-Day, to Diablo 4, the full might of Microsoft’s extensive publisher portfolio has truly been realized. It’s only set the tech goliath back the best part of $85 billion all told, but it finally looks like Xbox fans can get excited about the future. And by the sounds of things, this is just the beginning.

“I had multiple people at Xbox tell me there was so much more they could have shown,” Lilly says in a ResetEra post, “and Gamescom is shaping up to be a big show too.” This has also been corroborated to an extent by Windows Central’s Jez Corden, who tweets that “the crazy thing about the Xbox Showcase is… that’s only part of what’s coming.” Sheesh.

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We’ve already mused on some of the surprising absences from the Xbox Games Showcase, including Ark 2, Contraband, and Towerborne – Corden says this is currently in closed beta. But with the likes of inXile’s Clockwork Revolution and Rare’s Everwild also missing, alongside the unconfirmed Indiana Jones and Avowed release dates, August’s Gamescom event is full of promise.

Needless to say, we’ve still got plenty of big reveals and deep dives to come this year, so be sure to drop our Google News feed a follow to keep up to date with the latest Xbox developments. For more from some of the best Xbox games we saw at the showcase, check out this game-changing Avowed feature that was notably missing from The Outer Worlds.