It’s likely we’ll hear about those games this weekend, with the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, coming on Sunday, set to provide a pile of information on Microsoft’s upcoming slate. Hopefully that will include some release dates for those games we’ve been hearing about for some time.
Within the upcoming fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2023, Microsoft aims to release five first-party Xbox titles. In the current fiscal year, Microsoft delivered “five new games” spanning console, cloud, and PC, according to a media briefing (reported by VGC): Microsoft Flight Simulator, Psychonauts 2, Age of Empires IV, Forza Horizon 5, and Halo Infinite. “We are on course to achieve or surpass that amount in the following fiscal,” which runs from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023, according to the business. Both Redfall and Starfield were recently postponed to the first half of 2023, while the other three (or more) titles’ release dates are presently unclear.
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We’ve been seeing Hellblade 2 since the reveal of the Xbox Series X, and it’s one of the few first-party games Xbox has shown gameplay footage of, suggesting that it’s further along in development than many other titles in the publisher’s upcoming catalogue. A 1.0 release for the Obsidian’s early access survival game, Grounded, could be on the cards, as well, though that may stretch the definition of “new games” in Microsoft’s statement.