E3 2019: Xbox plans to release a first-party game quarterly
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In an IGN interview, Head of Microsoft’s Xbox Game Studios, Matt Booty, talks about their plans for the future. With Microsoft’s renewed focus on the Xbox Game Pass, the first-party studio aims to release a new game every 3-months to help boost the service’s library.
"So if you can do a game every three months, and if a game takes somewhere between two years and four years, I mean, just think about things that have come out recently, you know, things like Red Dead and God of War need to be getting into five, six years. Right? But let's just say for the sorts of studios, like a Ninja theory or a double fine that two, three years starts to be the cadence, right?
"So, then if you've got a game a quarter and you're taking two to three years. You can kind of back into the math and say, well wow, you probably need somewhere between 10 and 12 studios.”
He goes on to talk about the creative process and how this 3-month schedule is something they are looking forward to pursuing.
How Microsoft plans to achieve this without compromising quality will be interesting to see. If successful, the Xbox Game Pass service could amass a huge selection of games for fans across all its available platforms.