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Xbox Showcase Coming June 9 With New Call Of Duty And More - Report

The next Xbox showcase may be a big one.


According to a new report, Microsoft will host a big summertime event this June featuring a number of game announcements and release date reveals, among other things.

The Verge reported that Microsoft is in the midst of planning its previously announced summer showcase, which the site said will take place on Sunday, June 9. The event will reportedly include the announcement of the next Gears of War game.

Additionally, it's rumored Microsoft will use the event to announce the release dates for the next Call of Duty game, as well as Avowed, Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, and Microsoft Flight Simulator.

GameSpot has contacted Xbox for comment.

The next Call of Duty game, which is said to be a Black Ops title, is reportedly going to take place, at least in part, during the Gulf War. The game will feature open-world missions, just like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, a report said.

In other Xbox news, Windows Central reported that 26-year Microsoft veteran Kareem Choudhry is leaving the company amidst a reorganization that focuses in part on Microsoft's ambitious plans for AI. Choudhry was known, in recent times, for spearheading Xbox's cloud gaming efforts, among other things.

Xbox's reported summer showcase on June 9 puts it just after Summer Game Fest's big showcase on June 7. Additionally, Ubisoft's own summer event takes place on Monday, June 10. It is expected that more gaming showcases will be announced in the time ahead.

One show that is not going ahead this year is E3, which is permanently canceled.

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