Xbox announces it will release at least 5 first-party games next year

Microsoft said it was “on track” to release at least five first-party games over the next year, which would match or exceed its production of the previous 12 months.

In a media briefing this week (including VGC), the company noted that it released “five new games” across console, PC and cloud in its last fiscal year, which began July 1, 2021 and ends. June 30, 2022.

These games were Microsoft Flight Simulator, Psychonauts 2, Age of Empires IV, Forza Horizon 5, and Halo Infinite.

“We are on track to meet or exceed this amount in the next fiscal year,” the company said.

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So far, Bethesda’s Redfall and Starfield – which were recently delayed to “first half of 2023” – are the only titles officially confirmed for release in Microsoft’s next fiscal year.

That leaves at least three first-party Xbox games slated for release before June 30, 2023.

Assuming Microsoft’s definition of “new games” only pertains to Xbox platforms, two additional titles from Bethesda, Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo, could also hit Xbox sometime in the next year when their licensing deals. exclusivity with PlayStation will expire.

Xbox Game Studios has a slew of other announced games with no confirmed release windows, including Obsidian’s Avowed, Ninja Theory’s Hellblade 2, Turn 10’s Forza Motorsport, and Undead Labs’ State of Decay 3.

Other announced games, including Rare’s Everwild, Playground Games’ Fable, and The Initiative’s Perfect Dark, are not set to release.

Microsoft’s Xbox and Bethesda games showcase will be held on Sunday, June 12. “This show will feature amazing titles from Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda, and our partners around the world,” Microsoft said when announcing the event.

Microsoft will also host an Xbox Games Showcase Extended stream after the main showcase, it announced this week.

Joseph K. Bennett