Xbox is “on track” to release five first-party games next year

Microsoft plans to release five first-party Xbox games in its next fiscal year, ending June 30, 2023.

Microsoft notes in a press briefing (noted by VGC) that it has released “five new games” on console, cloud and PC in its current fiscal year: Microsoft Flight Simulator, Psychonauts 2, Age of Empires IV, Forza Horizon 5 and Halo Infinite.

The company says “we’re on track to meet or exceed this amount over the next fiscal year,” spanning July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. This date range would include both Redfall and Starfield, which have recently been postponed to the first semester. from 2023, but the other three games (or more) are currently unknown.

It’s likely we’ll hear more about these games this weekend, with the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase coming on Sunday intended to provide a pile of information on Microsoft’s upcoming slate. Hopefully this will include release dates for those games we’ve been hearing about for a while.

We’ve been seeing Hellblade 2 since the Xbox Series X reveal, and it’s one of the few first-party games that Xbox has shown gameplay footage from, suggesting it’s further along in development than many other titles. from the next publisher’s catalogue. A 1.0 version for Obsidian’s early access survival game Grounded could also be on the cards, though that could expand the definition of “new games” in Microsoft’s statement.

Discover our E3 2022 hub and the E3 2022 Schedule to stay up to date with all the information coming in this week.

Joseph K. Bennett