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Microsoft Claims 50 Video games Coming To Xbox In 2022 And 2023


A graphic shows a bunch of games coming to Xbox in 2022 and 2023.

Microsoft aired this graphic throughout its annual Xbox press convention.
Screenshot: Microsoft / Kotaku

Six months into the 12 months, Xbox’s launch calendar is wanting slim. Recent off the heels of a completely banger 2021, Microsoft hasn’t launched a single first-party tentpole in 2022. However that’s all set to alter, Microsoft assured viewers at present throughout its huge splashy advertising and marketing showcase about huge splashy video games on the horizon.

Midway via at present’s present—which supplied long-awaited gameplay reveals for feverishly anticipated video games like Starfield and Redfall—Xbox boss Phil Spencer confirmed off a graphic indicating 50 new video games would come to Xbox inside the subsequent 12 months. Xbox’s official social media feed tweeted out a barely altered model of the graphic after the showcase ended:

There are some minor discrepancies between the 2. The graphic aired through the present mentions Hey Neighbor 2 and Lightyear Frontier as due out this 12 months. The graphic printed on social mentions neither, changing these two video games with Gotham Knights and Name of Responsibility: Fashionable Warfare II.

The picture isn’t deceptive about Xbox’s lineup, per se, however it’s padded out with strategies which are actually…curious. To be crystal clear, Xbox, which counts greater than two dozen first-party studios in its portfolio, shouldn’t be making 50 video games over the following 12 months.

For one factor, Microsoft has included expansions on right here, counting the likes of Forza Horizon 5‘s Sizzling Wheels collaboration, The Elder Scrolls On-line’s journey into the Excessive Isle realm, and Fallout 76‘s foray into Pittsburgh alongside full releases. For one more, the graphic additionally lists a number of third-party video games—like Gotham Knights and The Callisto Protocol—which are being developed independently of Microsoft. Positive, they’re coming to Xbox. They’ll be out there in all places else, too.

Microsoft has additionally included various free-to-play video games among the many checklist, even counting Halo Infinite’s incoming third season. (Halo Infinite’s second season added some cosmetics, a handful of modes, and two maps to the shooter’s free-to-play multiplayer mode, which launched final November.) The model of the graphic aired through the showcase additionally counted Sea of Thieves’ seventh season on the checklist.

The graphic additionally appears to point S.T.A.L.Okay.E.R. 2, at present being developed in Ukraine, has been additional delayed. (Developer GSC Recreation World beforehand delayed the sport from an April 28, 2022, launch.) Although S.T.A.L.Okay.E.R. 2 is listed beneath the 2023 column of at present’s graphic, present retailer pages for the shooter say it’s due out December 8, 2022. Representatives for each Microsoft and for developer GSC Recreation World didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

One final commentary: After Microsoft scooped up Zenimax, the father or mother firm of Bethesda, for a gazillion bucks, a ton of ZeniMax’s portfolio grew to become out there on Recreation Cross. Activision Blizzard’s largest video games on the horizon—Diablo IV, Name of Responsibility: Fashionable Warfare II, and Overwatch 2—aren’t listed as deliberate titles for Recreation Cross. (Overwatch 2 will probably be free-to-play.) In April, Activision Blizzard shareholders overwhelmingly voted to approve Microsoft’s small-European-country-GDP-sized acquisition of the troubled studio. However the deal nonetheless must cross regulatory approval.

Anyway, right here’s the total checklist of video games deliberate for an Xbox launch in 2022, with video games concentrating on Recreation Cross marked in parentheses:

  • Naraka: Bladepoint (Recreation Cross)
  • The Elder Scrolls On-line: Excessive Isle
  • As Nightfall Falls (Recreation Cross)
  • Forza Horizon 5: Sizzling Wheels
  • Somerville (Recreation Cross)
  • A Plague Story: Requiem (Recreation Cross)
  • Valheim (Recreation Cross)
  • Warhammer 40K Darktide (Recreation Cross)
  • Grounded (Recreation Cross)
  • Fallout 76: The Pitt (Recreation Cross)
  • Overwatch 2
  • Excessive On Life (Recreation Cross)
  • Scorn (Recreation Cross)
  • Atomic Coronary heart (Recreation Cross)
  • Gotham Knights
  • Gunfire Reborn (Recreation Cross)
  • Persona 5 Royal (Recreation Cross)
  • Name of Responsibility: Fashionable Warfare II
  • Pentiment (Recreation Cross)
  • Halo Infinite: Season 3 (Recreation Cross)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator: fortieth Anniversary Version (Recreation Cross)
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • Celebration Animals (Recreation Cross)
  • Slime Rancher 2 (Recreation Cross)
  • The Callisto Protocol
  • Hey Neighbor 2
  • Lightyear Frontier

And right here’s the checklist for 2023:

  • Diablo IV
  • Redfall (Recreation Cross)
  • Starfield (Recreation Cross)
  • Forza Motorsport (Recreation Cross)
  • Minecraft Legends (Recreation Cross)
  • Ara: Historical past Untold (Recreation Cross)
  • Wo Lengthy: Fallen Dynasty (Recreation Cross)
  • S.T.A.L.Okay.E.R. 2 (Recreation Cross)
  • Flintlock (Recreation Cross)
  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes (Recreation Cross)
  • League of Legends (Recreation Cross)
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift (Recreation Cross)
  • Valorant (Recreation Cross)
  • Teamfight Ways (Recreation Cross)
  • Legends of Runeterra (Recreation Cross)
  • Ark 2 (Recreation Cross)
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Persona 3 Transportable (Recreation Cross)
  • Persona 4 Golden (Recreation Cross)
  • Changed (Recreation Cross)
  • Ereban: Shadow Legacy (Recreation Cross)
  • Ravenlok (Recreation Cross)
  • Useless House
  • The Final Case of Benedict Fox (Recreation Cross)
  • Cocoon (Recreation Cross)

We’ll verify again in a 12 months.

 

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