Microsoft Confirms Xbox One Games Are No Longer in Development

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It’s time to pour one out for the Xbox One, as Matt Booty, Head of Xbox Game Studios, has confirmed to Axios that Microsoft is no longer developing any games for its last-generation console, which originally released in North America and other markets on November 22, 2013. “We’ve moved on to Gen 9,” Booty said, referring to his company’s current lineup of hardware, which includes the much more powerful Xbox Series X with 8-core Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 GPU. The Xbox One was mocked by many for looking like a VCR and trying to be an all-in-one device upon release, but it did end up seeing some acclaimed exclusives, including Forza Motorsport 5 and Halo 5: Guardians. Xbox One X, a more powerful version of the console that included support for 4K, was released in November 2017.

From an Axios report:

No internal teams are now working on games for the older gen consoles outside of support for ongoing games like Minecraft, Booty says.

That’s an expected transition, but one that has come later this cycle, as Microsoft and rival Sony extended support for their older devices and the more than 100 million people who own them.

Booty noted that Microsoft’s Gen 9 games are playable on its Gen 8 Xbox One console via Microsoft’s streaming cloud tech. “That’s how we’re going to maintain support.”

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