, posted on 13 July 2021 / 1,248 Views
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer in an interview with The Guardian was asked if there was still room for traditional narrative games on the Xbox Series X|S consoles and he said they are developing more of those games now than in the history of Xbox.
“I think we’re probably building more of those now than we’ve been in the history of Xbox,” said Spencer. “Platform holders, whether that platform is subscription or a hardware device or a store, are actively investing in new and probably more risky things, because, if it works, we get value out of bringing players into the ecosystem.”
Some upcoming story-driven first-party games for the Xbox ecosystem includes Starfield, The Elder Scrolls VI, Fable, Avowed, The Outer Worlds 2, Perfect Dark, and many more. Xbox currently has 23 first-party studios.
While Xbox Game Studios is developing more story-drive games, they also have a number of live service games that are ever evolving. This includes Minecraft and Sea of Thieves. Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty in the same interview did say there was no mandate that every first-party game from Xbox has to be live service.
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