The competition between Sony and Microsoft continues as both companies try to acquire more exclusive IPs. First, Microsoft bought ZeniMax Media, Bethesda’s parent company, and with this, it assured that future “Fallout” games will appear exclusively on Xbox. Few aspects of the merger aren’t decided due to lawsuits against Bethesda; This move indicates the dedication of Microsoft to acquire the developers to make games for its console only. The excitement grew more when fans got to know that a new IP is being developed.
Xbox’s Ben Decker, who heads up gaming at Microsoft, recently explained to GamesRadar+, “We have 23 studios across Xbox and Bethesda, working on ‘Halo,’ ‘Forza,’ ‘Fallout,’ and new IP that we haven’t even talked about yet that’s gonna blow your mind.” It is said that the new IP is going to be very exciting and it’s something we haven’t seen yet and the teases that have been out are adding fuel to the excitement.
However, Decker didn’t confirm whether the game is going to be exclusively for Xbox or it’s for other consoles too. If the hype created by Xbox is real then fans would be more than happy to see the IP on other platforms too Exciting things on the way for Xbox
In 2020, Phil Spencer said in an interview, “Great games should be able to be played by as many people as possible.” Hopefully, Microsoft considers this in the future and opens up its games to other platforms. That being said, exclusivity seems to be the name of the game in the future of consoles.
Various titles are coming to Xbox in the future and gamers already know about it. Even though “Halo Infinite” was delayed, recent hiring news at Xbox has given fans hope that an announcement might be on the way soon.
In March, fans began to speculate if more games would soon arrive on Xbox. The company’s director of program management, Jason Ronald, teased this in an interview, saying, “Not all games that are releasing this year have been announced.” This statement made the gamers wonder what would be popping out of the Xbox this year and many questions about its exclusivity. However, it may be unlikely that the new IP Decker teased will be released this year.
That being said, Microsoft can keep a secret. After months of secrecy, Microsoft finally revealed that its secretive project, The Initiative, is working on a new ” Perfect Dark ” game. The company kept this information hidden for months, even as it hired more and more high-profile developers to join The Initiative team. Fans will have to wait patiently for news about Microsoft’s new IP.