Microsoft aims to release at least one new first-party game into Xbox Game Pass every quarter – Eurogamer.net

Microsoft intends to release a minimum of one brand-new first-party video game into Xbox Game Pass every quarter, it’s stated.

“In regards to the general lineup, we wish to get to a point of launching a new game every quarter,” Matt Booty, head of Xbox Game Studios, stated in a current video rundown shown to press.

“We understand that a prospering entertainment service needs a interesting and consistent flow of new content. So our portfolio will continue to grow as our service grows.”

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Xbox Game Pass, which has 18 million subscribers, includes a library of over 100 video games. Microsoft had actually already devoted to launching all its first-party games day-and-date on Game Pass (a policy that’s in stark contrast to Sony’s for rival membership service PlayStation Now), and it has recently bought a variety of day-and-date launches from third-party publishers, such as Outriders and MLB The Show 21.

However to reach that a person new first-party video game launch each quarter target, Microsoft needs designers. To that end, its studio lineup has grown from 5 to 23 teams over the last a number of years, including the $7.5 bn purchase of Bethesda.

“Role playing video games, shooters, method titles, adventure games, and more are all being built by our first-party groups to make sure that there is a constant stream of compelling special material to check out,” Microsoft said.Xbox Game Studios presently includes:343 Industries( Halo)World’s Edge(

  • Age of Empires)
  • The Coalition (Gears of War)
  • Compulsion Games(We Happy Few)
  • Double Fine (Psychonauts)
  • The Initiative(Perfect Dark
  • )inXile Entertainment(Wasteland 3)Mojang Studios (Minecraft)
  • Ninja Theory (Hellblade)
  • Obsidian Entertainment(The Outer Worlds, Grounded, Avowed)Playground Games(Forza Horizon, Fable)
  • Rare (Sea of Thieves, Everwild)Turn 10 (Forza Motorsport)
  • Undead Labs(State of Decay)
  • Xbox Game Studios Publishing(external development assistance)Bethesda Softworks currently consists of: Bethesda Game

    Studios( Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, Starfield

    • )iD(Doom, Quake, Rage )ZeniMax Online (The Elder Scrolls Online )Arkane Studios (Prey
    • , Dishonored, Deathloop)MachineGames (Wolfenstein
    • , Untitled Indiana Jones video game)Tango Gameworks(The Evil
    • Within, Ghostwire: Tokyo)Alpha Dog Games (Mighty Doom)
    • Roundhouse Studios(previously Human Head Studios)
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