Microsoft’s Xbox calendar is filled with upcoming games, including the recently released Starfield, as well as titles like Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, Avowed, Fable, and State of Decay 3, which don’t have a release window yet. But what lies beyond these games? Or more accurately, how many games does Microsoft have in the works? According to Crystin Cox, the director of live game operations at Xbox Game Studios, “more than a dozen,” and we don’t know them all yet.
Cox, along with several members of Xbox’s leadership team, made an appearance at the GDC conference in San Francisco in March. During their nearly hour-long presentation, they revealed that Microsoft has an extensive release schedule led by third-party teams. “We have over a dozen games that we are currently working on,” Cox stated.
These upcoming games, which are third-party with exclusive releases, offer a diverse range of titles. Among them is Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 from Asobo Studio, which was confirmed this summer. Other anticipated releases include Project Gemini from People Can Fly, Project Fantasy from IO Interactive, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl, and even a cloud game from Hideo Kojima for Microsoft.
These statements align with remarks made by Jerret West, Xbox’s marketing director, last August. West noted that after the release of Starfield, the company has a substantial number of exclusives planned for consecutive launches.
– Source 1: Crystin Cox at GDC San Francisco
– Source 2: Jerret West, Xbox’s marketing director