Microsoft is on track to release at least five new first-party games in the next financial year, which would be on pace with the company’s latest annual output.
As part of a media briefing this week featuring GameSpot, Microsoft said it released five proprietary titles in the fiscal year that began July 1, 2021 and ends June 30, 2022. For the next fiscal year, Microsoft said, “We are on track to meet or exceed this figure in the next fiscal” (via VGC).
The five first-party games Microsoft released last fiscal year included Flight Simulator, Psychonauts 2, Age of Empires IV, Forza Horizon 5, and Halo Infinite.
Microsoft currently has two titles slated for release in the next fiscal year – Starfield and Bethesda’s Redfall – both arriving in the first half of 2023. That means Microsoft will have at least three more titles by June 30th. , 2022 that have not yet been announced.
Microsoft has many more games in the works from its many studios around the world, including Obsidian’s Avowed, Ninja Theory’s Hellblade 2, Turn 10’s upcoming Forza game, Undead Labs’ State of Decay 3, and a new Fable game from Playground. Games, among others. None of these games have a release date yet.
Microsoft has previously committed to releasing at least one new first-party Xbox game every three months, which would be a total of four in a calendar year.
As for when Microsoft might shine a light on the future of Xbox gaming, the Xbox and Bethesda Summer Games Showcase on June 12 is expected to bring plenty of news and revelations. Before that, Summer Game Fest Live takes place today, June 9, with new game reveals and more.
In other Xbox news, Microsoft just announced that an Xbox app will be available on Samsung smart TVs in 2022 that will allow anyone to play Xbox games without a console.
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