Huge New Report Sheds Light On Xbox's Plans For 2024 And Beyond

It's that time of year, isn't it? The time of year when there's never a quiet moment for news - when you've done an entire day's work and then a massive report about Xbox's plans for 2024 and beyond suddenly appears on the interwebs.

Not that we're complaining! This report, courtesy of The Verge's Tom Warren, has revealed that Xbox is apparently working on some kind of Halo: Combat Evolved remaster - and there's plenty of other good stuff in here as well.

According to Warren, the latter half of 2024 is going to be very busy indeed for Xbox, with Starfield: Shattered Space and Age of Mythology: Retold tracking a September launch, Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 tracking October, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 and potentially Avowed tracking November, and Indiana Jones tracking December.

Plus, there's still the potential of a Towerborne release later this year, while DOOM: The Dark Ages is apparently getting a reveal at the Xbox Showcase with a 2025 release date (including for PS5), and Warren "expects" Fable and South of Midnight to appear at the event, potentially both with 2025 release dates as well.

Oh, and don't forget about the new Gears of War, which "should" be exclusive to Xbox and PC:

"I first hinted last month that Doom would be part of the Xbox showcase, and I can confirm reports from Insider Gaming that Doom: The Dark Ages is one of the two “world premiere” games that Microsoft will show."

"The second game will be a new installment of Gears of War, which hasn’t been earmarked as a Project Latitude game, so it should be exclusive to Xbox and PC."

The "Project Latitude" that Warren refers to here relates to Xbox's plans to bring multiple first-party games to other platforms such as PS5 and Nintendo Switch, and according to Warren, most of them are still on the table for this.

He mentions that the likes of Starfield, Hellblade 2, Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, Age of Mythology: Retold, DOOM: The Dark Ages and the Halo: Combat Evolved remaster have all at least been considered for multiplatform releases in the not-too-distant past, although "nothing is set in stone" and Microsoft's strategy around this can shift.

"Nothing is set in stone for Project Latitude until its close to release, and games that are earmarked for the project can sometimes shift..."

"Microsoft isn’t planning to go fully multiplatform and not have Xbox exclusives..."

We're obviously not expecting to hear much (if anything) about Project Latitude at the Xbox Games Showcase this Sunday, but in terms of Indiana Jones, DOOM, Gears, Fable and everything else, we're keeping our fingers crossed!

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