Xbox claims it’s working on unannounced new IP ‘that will blow your mind’
Exec teases upcoming titles headed to Xbox Game Pass
Xbox Game Studios is currently working on exciting unannounced titles, according to Xbox head of gaming services marketing Ben Decker.
The executive teased the upcoming content in a GamesRadar interview focused on research the company has conducted into Xbox Game Pass, which has attracted over 18 million subscribers.
The service offers access to a library of over 100 games, including all Xbox Game Studios titles at launch, and a survey of 14,000 consumers found that 55 percent of subscribers joined primarily to get new games at release.
“That’s why we made the investments that we have,” said Decker. “We have 23 studios across Xbox and Bethesda, working on Halo, Forza, Fallout, and new IP that we haven’t even talked about yet that’s gonna blow your mind. We can deliver all of that into Game Pass on day one.”
Xbox boss Phil Spencer said in March that delivering exclusive games for platforms that support Xbox Game Pass was the primary reason Microsoft purchased Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax in a $7.5 billion deal.
Xbox Game Pass subscribers spend 20 percent more overall than non-subscribers, Microsoft’s gaming ecosystems boss claimed in March.
Sarah Bond also said subscribers spend on average 20 percent more time playing games, play 30 percent more games and play 40 percent more genres.
May’s new Xbox Game Pass titles include Dragon Quest Builders 2, FIFA 21, Outlast 2, Steep, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, Just Cause 4: Reloaded, Psychonauts, Red Dead Online and Remnant: From the Ashes.
PlayStation Studios boss Hermen Hulst told Wired this week that Sony Interactive Entertainment has over 25 first-party PS5 games in development, nearly half of which are entirely new IP.
“There’s an incredible amount of variety originating from different regions,” the Guerrilla Games co-founder claimed. “Big, small, different genres.”