Xbox Appears To Dismiss 'Shadow Drop' Talk For Developer Direct 2024

There's been a lot of talk ahead of this week's Xbox Developer Direct event about whether Microsoft will pull another Hi-Fi RUSH on us - revealing a game during the show and then announcing it's available immediately after it.

However, that's seemingly not going to happen. In an official Xbox post that was shared earlier today, it was mentioned that "all" games shown during the Developer Direct will release "later". Here's a look:

"When will the games in the show be released? All the games in this year’s Developer_Direct will be arriving later, with more details to be shared in the program."

Of course, this doesn't mean we won't get any surprises during the Xbox Developer Direct this year, but it does appear to dismiss any suggestion of a same-day shadow drop. Hi-Fi RUSH was clearly a very special case in 2023!

There's still a lot to look forward to at the Xbox Developer Direct 2024, including a very first look at gameplay for Bethesda's Indiana Jones game. We'll be covering it all here at Pure Xbox - you can watch it with us on Thursday!

Did you think we'd be getting a shadow drop this year? Let us know your thoughts down below.