After a very complicated 2020 for manufacturers (and preparation for the next-gen), but also for studios for game development, Microsoft is taking advantage of the start of the year to list the official projects under development. from the Xbox Game Studios side. In other words, the list of games in development that should arrive from 2021 exclusively on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and / or PC.
We thus find a list of 14 games which still do not have their official release date. As a reminder, this list should grow over the months since according to Jez Corden, editor at Windows Central, at least two big unannounced Xbox games would be scheduled for this year 2021.
14 games in development at Xbox Game Studios
It is via a press release on its official Wire that Microsoft has published the official list of the 14 productions in development which are due to arrive on Xbox and PC in the coming months (and year).
- Grounded (Already available, new updates will arrive) – By Obsidian Entertainment
- Halo Infinite (Fall 2021) – By 343 Industries
- Psychonauts 2 (2021) – By Double Fine Productions
- Forza Motorsport 5 (Possible for 2022) – By Turn 10
- Hellblade II: Senua’s Saga (Possible for 2022) – By Ninja Theory
- Avowed (Possible for 2022) – By Obsidian Entertainment
- Everwild (Possible for 2022) – By Rare
- State of Decay 3 (Possible for 2022) – By Undead Labs
- Age of Empire IV (Possible for 2022) – By World’s Edge
- Project Mara (Probably not before 2023) – By Ninja Theory
- Perfect Dark (Probably not before 2023) – By The Initiative
- Fable (Probably for 2023 or 2024) – By Playground Games
- The next project of Compulsion Games (NC)
- The next project of The Coalition (Gears) (NC)
In the meantime, the next appointment is set for January 28, 2021 with the release of The Medium, the first big exclusive on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Fortunately, Microsoft is also in partnership with other studios which will offer exclusives for Xbox players such as Microsoft Flight Simulator, Tunic, 12 Minutes, Crossfire X, Scorn or Warhammer 40,000: Darktide.
But one thing is certain, as much on PS5 as on Xbox Series X, it is undoubtedly from the year 2022 that the serious things are likely to begin.