The biggest announcements and trailers from the 2024 summer gaming showcases

Battle Aces cinematic anime
(Image credit: Uncapped Games)

The parade of 2024 summer gaming showcases has begun, and since no mortal gamer can hold this much news in their head at once, we're collecting all the big trailers and announcements here for you to peruse at your leisure.

(If you're wondering what the cool image above is, it's from the cinematic trailer for upcoming RTS Battle Aces.)

Sony State of Play

The big announcement: God of War Ragnarök on PC

The big news for PC gamers at May's Sony State of Play stream was no big surprise: God of War Ragnarök is on its way to Steam on September 19. Just make sure you have a PSN account...

More Sony State of Play news

Summer Game Fest

The big announcement: Civilization 7 is coming in 2025

The biggest news at this year's Summer Game Fest, at least for us older PC gaming practitioners, was the announcement that Civilization 7 is on the way next year. We already knew Firaxis was working on the next game in the legendary grand strategy series, but it's nice to have it confirmed. The bad news is that they didn't reveal much—details won't come until August.

More Summer Game Fest news

Release date announcements

Indie showcases

The big story: It's been a great year for action roguelikes

Even putting aside Hades 2, it's been a strong year for the action roguelike genre. The Rogue Prince of Persia released in early access and is really cool, we recently previewed Windblown, and at this year's Devolver Direct, former lead Dead Cells designer Sébastien Benard announced Tenjutsu. (It's not a roguelike, but 2D platformer Possessors looks pretty sweet, too.) 

Below, find more news from showcases like Day of the Devs, Devolver Direct, Wholesome Direct, and the Future Games Show:

Xbox Games Showcase

The big announcements: Doom: The Dark Ages and Gears of War: E-Day

The start and end of the show revealed two big shooter prequels: A medieval Doom (yes please) and the return of Gears:

Xbox Games Showcase reactions

Microsoft put on a packed show. Fable continues to look amusing, our first good look at Assassin's Creed: Shadows has us optimistic, and new games Mixtape and South of Midnight look pretty cool.

Ted and Rich were both impressed by a couple trailers they didn't expect to be:

  • "I had less than zero expectations for the Perfect Dark reboot, but it looks like the 2020s answer to Deus Ex I've been waiting for" —Ted
  • "I didn't want to get my hopes up about Metal Gear Solid Delta, but Konami's somehow done it" —Rich

But not everything landed like you'd hope: 

More Xbox Games Showcase trailers and announcements

PC Gaming Show

Check out our complete PC Gaming Show 2024 recap

Woo, we did it: 10 PC Gaming Shows! You'll find everything from this year's show at the link above. Here are just the world premiere reveal trailers:

Among The Wild


Ale Abbey

Sumerian Six

All Systems Dance

Phantom Line

Copa City


Crescent County

Generation Exile

Hotel Galactic

Streets of Fortuna


Gunboat God

Ubisoft Forward

The big reveal: Star Wars Outlaws

Ubisoft finally showed off extended gameplay from its open world Star Wars game, which is due out in August. Morgan also got to play a bit of Star Wars Outlaws: He liked aspects of it, but came away worried that it played things too safe.

The other big reveal: Assassin's Creed Shadows

After a trailer in the Xbox showcase, Ubisoft gave us the deep dive into its first Assassin's Creed set in Japan. Morgan didn't get to play it, but did get an hour-long look at the dual-protagonist adventure and was excited by what he saw: good-looking combat and some proper stealth.

More from Ubisoft Forward

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.