Xbox's Matt Booty wants The Outer Worlds to be an epic franchise, multiple new games in development

The Outer Worlds
The Outer Worlds (Image credit: Obsidian)

What you need to know

  • Xbox's Matt Booty sat down with Game Informer to discuss future projects.
  • Booty confirmed that multiple unannounced games were in development for Xbox One.
  • He hopes to transform The Outer Worlds into a franchise as well.
  • All Xbox exclusives are part of Xbox Game Pass at launch.

Recently, Xbox Game Studios' Matt Booty gave an interview to Game Informer in which he discussed upcoming games, The Outer Worlds, Gears 5, and much more. While the thirty-minute show went into great detail about Booty's past experience in the gaming industry, it did give us a glimpse into what the company hopes to achieve in the near future.

As expected, Booty confirmed that there were a number of unannounced games being developed by Xbox Game Studios at the moment. Even Obsidian Entertainment is working on a few projects for the console. These titles should launch on Xbox One and Project Scarlett when it rolls out in Holiday 2020. Games like Fable IV are rumored to be in production, so here's hoping that the team at least talks about them at Gamescom 2019 or E3 2020.

The Outer Worlds allows you to navigate Halcyon, a futuristic space colony, in a visually-lush single-player role-playing game. Just like Fallout: New Vegas, it's a first-person experience with plenty of guns and action. The title lets you develop a character over time based on your playstyle because it can apply features based on reoccurring traits and flaws. The end result is someone who is truly unique.

Booty hopes that Obsidian can turn The Outer Worlds into a massive franchise in the future. While he is open to studios working on multiplatform games like Minecraft, The Outer Worlds' sequels will probably be Xbox-exclusive because it has the chance to grow into a bigger brand. Booty compared such titles to Halo which have spawned shows, novels, comics, and much more.

Xbox One owners will be happy to know that Microsoft is working on a lot of exclusive games for the platform. While it's unlikely we'll see the fruits of the acquisitions immediately, there should be a lot of games ready by the time Project Scarlett rolls out. However, only time will tell, but it's definitely an exciting time to be part of the Microsoft ecosystem.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.