This comes from Jez Corden from Windows Central.
I know Microsoft is heavily involved with some big third party studios right now for exclusives.
Some of the projects I’ve seen pitched the kind of games that I’d expect to be, sort of, on the level of, sort of like where Bungie was with Halo back in the day. The kinda 10-year plan sort of thing like Asobo doing with Flight Simulator.
Microsoft is still moving ahead. I’ve seen things that are like years ahead that are incredibly impressive that made me think that some of the studios involved could end up being acquired because of the scale of some of these projects. But it’s so early that these things might never come to fruition. You know, I always think back to Scalebound, Phantom Dust, these games that were sort of announced that never sort of appeared. More games than we ever know that never get off the ground, you know or get past the prototype stage.
I don’t like teasing that are really far out because it leads to disappointment but you know, for the sake of the podcast and for you guys, I will just say that Microsoft is always planning things. It’s not like they bought Bethesda and OK, we’re done now. They ain’t done. Some of the things they explored is just crazy.
What do you guys think one of them could be? I will throw in that I think one of these long term projects is a new Killer Instinct.