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Xbox wants to launch a first-party game every three months in the near future

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You might as well butter them up, because Microsoft and Xbox have been on a roll lately. Get it? Cringe comedy aside, it’s good to see Team Green stepping up to the plate and challenging the likes of Sony and Nintendo to a duel or two with a slap of its recently acquired first-party glove. The Xbox brand has been snapping up all manner of studios as of late, growing their portfolio and seeding the future ahead with a library of games that’ll only be found on the Xbox ecosystem, which should make the next generation of consoles that much better.

This generation won’t be as fondly remembered by Microsoft, as Sony and Nintendo left the brand in the dust thanks to their own arsenal of high quality games that resulted in some of the finest system-sellers around. Microsoft is ending its generation with more stable footing, and if the future is any indication, it’s going to be establishing its own rhythm and flow as it releases more original games in the future.

According to Xbox Game Studios boss Matt Booty when he spoke to IGN, “every three months feels about right” in terms of how often we’ll see these games thrown out into the wild.

So, then if you’ve got a game [every three months] and you’re taking two to three years [to develop them]. You can kind of back into the math and say, well wow, you probably need somewhere between 10 and 12 studios. But… making games is not yet a perfect science, right? There’s no creative endeavour that is. So there’s going to be things that take longer.

There’s going to be some things that we start and say, ‘Hey, great idea, but it just isn’t, you know, the Jello doesn’t want to set. So I think we need some, some buffer in there, right? We’d love to be feeding a high quality game into game pass about every three months.

This year’s E3 was especially good for Microsoft in terms of quantity and quality. Brutal Legend studio Double Fine is now an Xbox studio alongside another department that’ll be dedicated towards pumping out Age of Empires games. It’s a promising new start for the company, and with a total of 15 first-party studios so far, it looks more than likely that the next generation of gaming is going to have plenty of exclusives flying the green banner once again.

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Last Updated: June 11, 2019


  1. Sure hope we get an Brutal Legend sequel, or prequel, don’t care just want it.


  2. Pieter Kruger

    June 11, 2019 at 11:35

    A new game every 3 months will take some doing, but I guess it’s not impossible. What being acquired by MS means to all these studios are financial backing from a (sometimes) trillion dollar company allowing them to expand/grow & hire the very best talent out there. Most of these studios can now work on 2 to 3 projects simultaneously, but again, developing new games takes time….. In a post E3 interview MS did say they have a lot they choose not to show at E3, so it seems like they’re timing it to go full power when Xbox Scarlett releases next year!…….Fable PLEAAAAASE!!!!


    • Fox1

      June 11, 2019 at 11:41

      Stop talking sense LOOOL :p


  3. For the Emperor!

    June 11, 2019 at 11:41

    Wonder if any of their exclusives will tickle my fancy, as XBone had none? I know there were titles on the PS4 I wish I could play and decided that should I buy a next-gen console it would be the PS (mostly for God of War). But if they bring out the good stuff I might have to buy both or stick with XBox…decisions decisions…


    • Pieter Kruger

      June 11, 2019 at 11:51

      I’m really curios as to what The Initiative is working on! On paper, they are arguably the best studio in the world right now with the talent they acquired…..but not a peep, nothing, nada thus far….being a gamer can be so stressful! LOL!


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