Xbox truly stands out as a major player in the gaming universe, providing a wide spectrum of gaming adventures, from classic console gaming to the exciting realm of cloud-based gaming services. Thanks to a brilliant series of acquisitions, Xbox Game Studios has warmly embraced over twenty renowned game development studios.
But that’s not all. Xbox is going above and beyond by teaming up with external third-party developers and studios. Microsoft has confirmed the existence of various additional titles that are actively being created in collaboration with external partners.
Recently, a presentation originally delivered at the GDC in March has been made available for viewing on the official Microsoft Game Dev YouTube channel. In this presentation, the Director overseeing Live Game Operations at Microsoft provided valuable insights and updates related to game development within the Microsoft ecosystem.
When discussing the upcoming projects within Xbox Game Studios Publishing that involve collaborations with external developers, the Director revealed that they are actively engaged in the development of more than a dozen games.
She emphasized that each of these games represents a distinct and tailored approach to game development, highlighting the bespoke nature of their creative process.
Why is it important?
It underscores Microsoft’s commitment to enhancing the Xbox gaming experience by providing a diverse array of high-quality games. Partnering with third-party studios enables Xbox to tap into a broader spectrum of creative talents and concepts, potentially resulting in a more varied and enticing array of games for players.
Many of these upcoming titles are already officially confirmed to be in active development. These include noteworthy titles such as Project Tatanka, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024, Hideo Kojima’s enigmatic new endeavor, and Towerborne from Stoic Studio.
Furthermore, People Can Fly is diligently engaged in the development of Project Maverick. Similarly, IO Interactive’s involvement in the creation of Project Fantasy is also believed to be part of Xbox Game Studios, further heightening the anticipation surrounding this diverse array of gaming endeavors.