Microsoft Plans to Release “At Least” Four First-Party Games for Xbox Every Year

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Xbox owners can expect to see a handful of exclusive games every year, according to a new article from Microsoft that discusses Xbox’s “bright future” and how one of its major ambitions is to release “at least four first-party games a year.” Some of Xbox’s recent exclusives include Redfall, and while that didn’t turn out that well, a big one is on the way in the form of Starfield, which will make its landing exclusively for PC and Xbox Series X|S consoles on September 6, 2023. “We see the opportunity to grow not only our own business, but the entire industry as a whole,” Microsoft said.

From an Xbox Wire post:

We know that players choose to play Xbox because of great content. Our ambition is to release at least four first-party games a year- although we’ll also balance that out with careful consideration for each project’s needs. That’s on top of the work our teams are doing to grow our existing communities that we’ve fostered over many years like The Elder Scrolls Online, Sea of Thieves, Minecraft, Forza, and so on. In the last five years, our teams across Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda have shipped 10 games with over 10 million players each life to date, from new IPs like Sea of Thieves and Grounded, to franchise entries like Minecraft Legends and Elder Scrolls Online.

Our first-party games now have over 150 million monthly active users. We’re committed to investing in new franchises, taking risks, and creating the most diverse line-up of games from any company in the industry – and the likes of Fable, Clockwork Revolution, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II and more represent the most ambitious line-up of games we’ve ever presented.

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