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What you need to know

  • Today, Aaron Greenberg, General Manager of Games Marketing at Xbox, shared different stats from the studios' year so far.
  • Xbox Game Studios has seen the release of critically acclaimed games like Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.
  • Greenberg also states that gameplay footage for Xbox Series X and S games will be shared later this month.

Aaron Greenberg, General Manager of Games Marketing at Xbox, shared several stats for Xbox Game Studios' 2020 today. Among these stats is the fact that Xbox Game Studios will have released 15 games this year so far once Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition launches on October 15.

Of these many games released, Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 stand out as critically-acclaimed, with Metacritic averages of 90 and 92 respectively. 1.66 billion hours of Xbox Game Studios titles were played so far this year, with players logging over 26 million flights in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.

Greenberg also noted how new survival game Grounded crossed a million players, while Sea of Thieves has crossed over 15 million players.

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Several more Xbox Game Studios titles are on the way, such as Halo Infinite in 2021, as well as As Dusk Falls, Avowed, Everwild, Fable, Forza Motorsport, Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 and State of Decay 3. Even more games yet to be announced are on the way with Microsoft acquiring ZeniMax and the addition of Bethesda Softworks to the Xbox family.

Interestingly, Greenberg also shared that more details on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Optimized games are coming later this month, alongside gameplay footage for the titles, so we'll be sure to be on the lookout for these updates. The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are scheduled to arrive on November 10.

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