Phil Spencer recently confirmed via Twitter that Xbox Game Studios and other teams are developing new Xbox singleplayer games. Spencer said that there are many studios who developed strong singleplayer games in the past and Microsoft wants them to continue. Since the games are being developed by EGS, they will most likely be exclusive to PC and Xbox.
Yes, I can confirm. With the additions to XGS we have a lot of teams that have built strong SP focused games and we want that to continue.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) August 7, 2019
Unfortunately, Microsoft didn’t name any studio other than XBS which is currently working on a new Xbox singleplayer game. However, it’s great news for everyone who owns an Xbox One. Phil Spencer’s response was pretty much needed as most of the people are disappointed with the lack of Xbox singleplayer games and exclusives.
It’s apparent that Microsoft is now investing big in studios to pump out some amazing exclusive games for Xbox One and next-gen Xbox Scarlett. Phil Spencer recently also admitted that Microsoft has to do a lot of work when it comes to Xbox exclusives.
Very few people turn on their Xbox to stare at the dashboard. People turn on their Xbox to go play games…I think us having a strong first-party at Xbox means when I think about Xbox, I’m gonna think about quality games…we haven’t done our best work over the last few years with our first-party output, Spencer said.
Obviously, Microsoft wants to put emphasis on Xbox singleplayer games after Sony’s success in recent years. With the hits like God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, Spiderman, Sony demonstrated that singleplayer games can still succeed in the gaming industry. And now Microsoft is going to follow.
With that said, we hope that Microsoft releases some new single-player games for Xbox One and Scarlett users to play in the future.
Microsoft acquired six big studios in 2018 including inXile Entertainment, The Initiative, Playground Games, Obsidian Entertainment, etc.
There’s no doubt in the fact that Microsoft has all resources to develop successful single-player games. However, don’t expect these new games to arrive anytime soon. In addition to this, it’s very likely that the games in development will release after the launch of Xbox Scarlett.
Meanwhile, Xbox users have two single players game to try including The Coalition’s Gears 5 and 343 Industries’ Halo Infinite.
Gears 5 will release on September 10, 2019, with an emotional story. On the other hand, Halo Infinite is slated to release during Holiday 2020. For those who don’t know, Halo Infinite will arrive as a launch title for Xbox Scarlett.
We can expect Microsoft to talk in detail about new Xbox One and Xbox Scarlett singleplayer games at E3 2020.