Microsoft has apparently acquired the marketing rights to a new game, and though we don’t have any idea of what the game is, it’s apparently a major title. Some people are even claiming that it’s Assassin’s Creed: Origins, which has been leaked but not truly confirmed yet by Ubisoft.
Microsoft will already have a number of triple-A titles to reveal when E3 2017 rolls around, but it’s unlikely that the game is going to be Assassin’s Creed. Since Ubisoft has had its own E3 show for the past few years, the company would most likely reveal Origins at its own conference.
However, there are still a large number of games Microsoft can be publishing that haven’t been revealed yet. Even though we know a good number of things they’ll be showing at E3, it’s likely that that’s not all Microsoft is bringing to the table. We’ll likely get a number of other games besides that, and any one of them could hold the marketing rights to a new game that Microsoft got.
However, if Ubisoft has allowed Microsoft the marketing rights to a new game, it might indeed be Origins. With the reveal of the Xbox One Scorpio supposed to be happening at E3 with all the fanfare that implies, Microsoft will be wanting first-party games that they can use to really impress audiences.
How the Scorpio holds up compared to the Playstation 4 Pro, however, is another matter. Playstation’s own 4K console has apparently surveyed better with consumers, with more gamers 13 and up wanting a Playstation 4 Pro than an Xbox One Scorpio, despite the Scorpio apparently having better specs.
Various games that Microsoft might have gotten the marketing rights to include games like Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3, and a variety of indie games such as the much-anticipated but still-unreleased Cuphead.
Either way, we’ll have to see what Microsoft puts forward at the conference.