In the past few days, another rumor about Xbox has ignited the internet. According to sources near Xbox Game Studios, some of the most anticipated titles from Xbox Series X | S will be released on the next generation of consoles. A speech that is repeated by generalists everywhere on social networks or on certain websites, but most importantly, it is quite skewed. Anyway enough for us to say Yes, fable, Perfect dark and Everwild are well planned for this generation of consoles. Explanations!
A cut quote ….
VGC hosted GamesIndustry’s current Big Boss, Chris Dring, for their latest podcast. The man therefore participated in the various themes of the day, with a particular focus on the strategy of Sony and Playstation for the development of their next games. Of course, various mentions of Xbox were made throughout the show, and one in particular caught viewers’ attention. Here it is (from 26:40 in the video)
Xbox has great studios and these games are coming. But I’ve had a few conversations with friends at Xbox Studios and those announced games, Everwild, Perfect Dark, Fable are so far away that there may even be a new Xbox out by the time these games are released. gen console as a small model (laughs). You are so far away and you mentioned Hideo Kojima and such. I wonder if Xbox is quick to invest and sign some products because they don’t have great exclusive catalogs.
In addition, a reasonable and hardly surprising speech. Games like Fable or Everwild take years of work, and their announcement indicates that these titles will not be released in 2021. For Perfect Dark, the situation is even more complex, as this is the first project by a studio that was created in 2018 and is still under construction. Although the announcement at the Game Awards satisfied a good portion of the brand’s fans, Don’t wait for the adventures of Joanna Dark to be released before 2023 or even 2024. Great games take time to develop, and Microsoft knows it as well as the vast majority of gamers and commentators.
However, this quotation, which was repeated in various places, was largely cut off. For many, Chris Dring’s words are limited to “Xbox has a lot of great studios and these games are coming, but I had a few chats with friends at Xbox studios and the games they announced, Everwild, Perfect Dark, Fable, are so far away that a new Xbox might be here when these games come out “. Words that obliterate a precision made a second later and also eliminated the almost mischievous demeanor of the then head of the game industry.
… And interpreted.
Because beyond the obvious logic that emerges from the words of Chris Dring, it should above all be emphasized that the man is not talking about a new generation of consoles. It’s more reminiscent of mid-generation consoles, just like the One X for the Xbox One. And it’s even more noticeable when Chris Dring listens to the podcast. He illustrates his words with this picture of the release of a new console, but by no means claims that we will have to wait 7 or 8 years to enjoy the three games mentioned. And if you had any doubts, here is the confirmation of the main interested party on Twitter.
Indeed. People misinterpreted the first tweet to suggest that I was talking about a 7 year wait for these games. That is of course ridiculous. I was only half joking about the ‘new Xbox’ although we may have a revamped model when they’re all out. May be.
– Christopher Dring (@Chris_Dring) April 12, 2021
A clear tweet that removes all doubts. Yes, the head of GamesIndustry knows that these three titles will take some time to develop, but not until they are released on a new generation of consoles. Here is the translation for Anglophobes: “Indeed. People misinterpreted the first tweet by suggesting that I was talking about a 7 year wait for these games. Obviously, that’s ridiculous. I was only half joking about the “new Xbox” although we may have a revamped model when they’re all out. Maybe.”
In other words, it must be a storm in a glass of water. Chris Dring wanted to envision the long evolution of the great Xbox Game Studios games to explain the importance of certain maneuvers by the manufacturer, and his speech is taken literally. In his eyes, the American company is rushing to sign new contracts to fill this gap, as it will be a few more years before the big exclusive houses come onto the market. But that does not mean fable, Everwild and Perfect dark rateront les Xbox Series X | S.
Not great games for Xbox Series X | S?
Aside from that quote about Fable, Perfect Dark and Everwild, one naturally has to wonder what games are on Xbox Series X | players S wait. Do we have to wait until 2025 to be able to use our consoles? Rest assured, this will obviously not be the case. For this year 2021 alone, Xbox Game Studios will be releasing Halo Infinite, Microsoft Flight Simulator and Psychonauts 2 to keep us entertained. Especially since, according to Jason Ronald, not everything is known yet and other games could be released in the coming months. Enough to further enrich an already delivered catalog with around 30 exclusive articles that are expected for this year.
Beyond this year, the calendar is more difficult to read. The vast majority of projects currently under development, whether announced or not, benefit from no exit window. However, this does not mean that no games will be released in 2022 and 2023 – quite the contrary. Titles like Forza Motorsport, Senuas Saga: Hellblade 2, Project Mara, Age of Empires IV or Starfield or Indiana Jones (whose exclusivity is not yet known) should reach us quickly. With 23 in-house studios, Xbox now has enough to offer to regularly equip its Xbox Game Pass exclusively.