Xbox Game Studios’ first-party production over the next 12 months is expected to meet or surpass last year’s five releases on console and PC, it has been revealed.
Microsoft’s fiscal year between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022 saw the company’s Xbox Game Studios release five first-party titles: Age of Empires IV, Forza Horizon 5, Halo Infinite, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and Psychonauts 2. a press briefing, as reported by The edgethe company expects to meet or exceed that production over the next 12 months.
Xbox Game Studios Expected to “Meet or Exceed” Last Year’s First-Party Game Release Over the Next 12 Months
“We are on track to meet or exceed this amount in the next fiscal year,” Microsoft reportedly said.
We already know that Starfield and Redfall are now coming in the first half of 2023 after their recent delays, but these are just two of the five titles Microsoft would need to release to meet last year’s production. It’s possible we’ll see Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo launch on Xbox sometime before mid-2023, once their exclusivity deals end. This, of course, assumes that Microsoft defines “new games” as titles that are new to the Xbox platform.
Many games are in development at Microsoft’s first-party studios (which we know of) but have yet to receive a release window, such as Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, Forza Motorsport, Avowed, and State of Decay 3. Although it hasn’t even been announced yet, it seems extremely likely that GoldenEye 007 is very deep into its development cycle, especially with the recent directorial activity that has been spotted. We wouldn’t be surprised if we saw an announcement about it during the Xbox showcase on Sunday.
Of course, there’s also Everwild, Fable, and Perfect Dark which have been confirmed, but have remained extremely quiet since their reveal, so who knows where they stand.
With Starfield and Redfall confirmed on the horizon, and GoldenEye looking like strong contenders for release in the coming year, there are still a minimum of two games left to have their release dates or announcements. We’re sure all of our questions will be answered throughout Summer Game Fest, which kicks off today with Geoff Keighley’s show.
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