Microsoft has acquired multiple studios over the past two years but that doesn't mean it is stopping, according to Microsoft's executive vice president of gaming Phil Spencer. Xbox Game Studios currently consists of 15 studios.
As many developers continue to work from home, many can't access their Xbox Development Kits. Microsoft is allowing developers to use a PC test app for Project xCloud to access development kits in a low-latency environment.
In July, Microsoft will showcase its first-party roadmap in full, with confirmed reveals from Xbox Game Studios, including the likes of Halo Infinite. What else can we realistically expect, and when exactly does the event go live? Here's what we know and expect so far.
Everyone says that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and it looks like PlayStation really likes what Xbox Game Studios did with its new logo and branding to Xbox Game Studios. The whole Marvel-like animation is quite striking because it shows the different games offered on the platform. It's an advertisement in itself, not just a logo.
Xbox has announced Xbox 20/20, a series of monthly events that will be showing the future of Xbox with different topics each month. Xbox 20/20 starts with the May 7 showcase for third-party games, with an Xbox Game Studios event coming in July.
Recently, Dean Rymer, who has worked at BioWare and Sony Santa Monica, joined inXile Entertainment. inXile is now a part of Xbox Game Studios and working on Wasteland 3 and some other titles from the looks of it. Rymer is now the Lead Combat Designer, but it's unclear what game he's working on.
In a recent interview with USGamer, developers from Compulsion Games talked about the studio's learning experience with We Happy Few and how its next project should have a better development and come together in a better fashion overall.
Senua's Saga: Hellblade II is being made by around 40 developers, a team twice as large as the one that worked on the first game. The direction of the narrative will also focus on how suffering shapes myths, gods and religion.
We all know that Microsoft's Ninja Theory team is working on Senua's Saga: Hellblade II and Bleeding Edge at the moment, but that's not all the studio has been up to. Today, the team revealed "Project: Mara," which appears to be a psychological horror game in the works.