The quality of Microsoft’s lineup of first party games has been weak this generation of consoles compared to Sony and Nintendo. However, what we saw at E3 is the evidence that Microsoft is working to turn things around, and an Xbox exec has hinted that more unannounced games for Xbox One are in development.
In a video interview Xbox head of first party publishing, Shannon Loftis, hinted that there are more first party games in development for Xbox One and PC other than what Microsoft showed off at E3.
I head first party game publishing for Xbox One or Windows 10 or any of our platforms. We right now have, i think, 14 games in development. We talked about four of those this morning – Killer Instinct, Scalebound, State of Decay 2, and ReCore. We also have Crackdown 3, which we announced has now been moved into 2017, and there are a few other ones that aren’t quite ready to be talked about yet.
Her quote is quite interesting if we dive into specifics, as she only mentioned four games that Microsoft showcased at E3, however, Microsoft showcased 10 games, including Halo Wars 2, Sea of Thieves, Gears of War 4, Crackdown 3, Scalebound, Dead Rising 4, Forza Horizon 3, ReCore, State of Decay 2, and Killer Instinct, that we know of, which means Microsoft has four games in development that the company has not yet revealed.
However, she did mentioned that there are unannounced games for Xbox One in development, that are not in the state that we can talk about them yet.
It would be interesting to know what unannounced games Microsoft has in development, maybe Forza Motorsports 7 or Halo 6. Hopefully, we will learn about them in coming year.