If you feel like you don't have many Xbox games to play next year, then no worries as Phil Spencer has heard you cry. Recently, the head of Microsoft Gaming announced that there's more upcoming Xbox games for next year, which have yet to be announced. That might make up for what seems to be a meager 2023, for sure.
Speaking to Japanese magazine Famitsu, regarding the promise of releasing four first-party titles per year, Spencer mentioned that there's more projects coming in 2024 which have not been announced yet.
"While we've already revealed and announced some games, a few more will be announced", said the Microsoft Games CEO.
We know that, while the Xbox first party line-up for 2023 hasn't been particularly filled with titles, 2024 at least seems to be looking better. There already have been several announcements such as Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024, Avowed, Hellblade II: Senua's Saga and Towerborne, with more presumably to be revealed.
Some of those unannounced titles might include a possible 2024 release date for Ara: History Untold as well as the upcoming Age of Mythology: Retold, the definitive edition of a classic RTS title developed by Ensemble Studios.
We have also been reporting on several possible announcements, such as the yet unannounced title that People Can Fly are currently working on and, while it might be too soon, there's also a Gears of War 6 on the horizon.
Speaking recently to The Guardian, Spencer also mentioned how he sees the way forward for Xbox and the industry as a whole. "If we’re just growing and Sony’s shrinking, that doesn’t help anybody. [...] It doesn’t help anybody if all we’re doing is trading one customer for another customer on a different console”, Spencer told the newspaper.
Speaking of 2022 Spencer called the period a "light year" for the gaming brand and he definitely sees 2023 as the first step in building back a strong industry for Xbox. We think that gamers will have to look forward to a bright 2024 and, in the meantime, there's a certain Starfield to tide them over...