Microsoft says that will be releasing at least five new first-party games by the next financial year. This could exceed the company’s output for the past one year.
In a briefing with the media, Microsoft stated that it released five new first-party games for console, PC, and cloud during the last fiscal year, which was from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. The list of games comprises Microsoft Flight Simulator, Psychonauts 2, Forza Horizon 5, Age of Empires IV, and Halo Infinite. The tech giant noted, “We are on track to meet or exceed that amount in the next fiscal”.
Microsoft’s aim is to release at least one new first-party Xbox game every quarter, which would come to four new titles in a year. So far, it has surpassed the goal with five games, and it expects to continue the momentum next year as well.
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Currently, Microsoft has two new titles in the pipeline for the next financial year, Bethesda’s Starfield and Redfall. You can expect these games to arrive in early 2023. The remaining three titles that are set to launch next year haven’t been announced yet.
We can speculate that Microsoft could release any of the following games—Obsidian’s Avowed, Hellblade 2 from Ninja Theory, Project Belfry from Stoic, Forza Motorsport 8 from Turn 10, State of Decay 3 from Undead Labs, and Obsidian’s Pentiment. There’s still no word on when these games will be released.
With the Xbox and Bethesda summer games showcase set for June 12, we can look forward to more details being revealed next month. Microsoft is working on bringing its games to even more people with its Xbox cloud streaming device. The company recently announced that it is developing a new strategy so that Xbox Cloud Gaming can reach a wider audience via a streaming dongle.