Xbox Exec Confirms More Unannounced Games In Development, Aren’t Quite Ready To Be Talked About Yet

‘There are games that aren’t quite ready to be talked about yet.’

Posted By | On 17th, Jun. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


Microsoft’s first party efforts have traditionally been considered weak- they are, at the very least, far weaker than what Sony and especially Nintendo bring to the table. However, this E3, we saw evidence of Microsoft trying to change that, with a whole range of exclusive first party games, covering a very diverse range of genres and game types.

But what we saw may be only the top of the iceberg here- speaking to Geoff Keighley, Xbox’s Head of First Party Publishing Shannon Loftis hinted that there may be many more games in development for Xbox and Windows 10 than what Microsoft showed off at their show.

‘I head first party game publishing for Xbox One or Windows 10 or any of our platforms,’ she began, introducing herself. ‘We right now have, i think, 14 games in development. We talked about four of those this morning – Killer Instinct, Scalebound, State of Decay 2, and ReCore. We also have Crackdown 3, which we announced has now been moved into 2017, and there are a few other ones that aren’t quite ready to be talked about yet.’

Her quote is interesting in its specifics- she does discuss four games that Microsoft discussed at E3 that they are publishing, but the exact number was far more than that- Halo Wars 2, Sea of Thieves, Gears of War 4, Crackdown 3, Scalebound, Dead Rising 4, Forza Horizon 3, ReCore, State of Decay 2, and Killer Instinct were all discussed at Microsoft’s showing. That makes for ten total games that we do know about, leaving four that we don’t.

However, even without getting into the specifics of the numbers she mentions, Loftis indisputably says that there are more Xbox games in development, unannounced ones, that aren’t quite ready to be talked about yet. In a sense, that does of course follow- it’s not like these games are all Microsoft have in the works for Xbox at this point, right? But it’s still reassuring to hear that their commitment to gaming and Xbox has not wavered.

I wonder what the unannounced games are- Halo 6 and Forza Motorsport 7, definitely, but there has to be more, right? Hopefully, we learn more about what Microsoft have planned over the next few months.

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  • Overload

    MS being shady as usual.

    • Satsumo

      Or maybe they don’t want to pretend there’s some great game coming – when actually it’s a couple of years away. Sony – Last Guardian take note!

    • JerkDaNERD7

      No man sky take note!

    • Mr Xrat

      Like Halo 5, Quantum Break, Kinect Sports Rivals, Crackdown 3, Phantom Dust, Scalebound, Sea of Thieves, Halo Wars 2, ReCore etc.

    • Michael

      Sony is the only one in the industry that has announced a game last gen that still has yet to launch. Last guardian has been in development for a decade and two console generations.

    • PCMR Truth™ #BlockMeIWin

      Console plebs dying for exclusives as usual

      Still no games on PS4

    • OC Guy

      LOL!says the virgin who has no money to spend on a girlfriend so he overspends on a master waste pc! LOL, try buying a date next time! You know how every single person on here knows you are a weak minded loser? Because you troll on an thread where you obviously have no interest as to what the article is about! Wow, what a suck life you have! Made me laugh!

    • OC Guy

      Shady? What on earth are you talking about? Seriously kid, don’t use the computer unless mommy lets you.

    • Troy Marcel

      because not showing something that’s not ready to show yet is shady. You’ve been sucking on sonys teat for way too long.

  • KashIsKlay

    3 of them are Halo 6, Forza Motorsport 7, and Bulletstorm. Rare is working on at least 1 other title.

    • slasaru

      They sorta announced them when said next Halo and Forza will be both PC and Xbox

  • dead fanboy

    That’s very important to announce games with actual release dates not showing games that are in development that are coming in 3-6 years or beyond. For me both Microsoft and Nintendo were the best at E3, we saw real time gameplay. We got new games like Recore, Forza Horizon 3, Phantom Dust, State of Decay 2, Halo Wars 2 and there’s 4 more unannounced Xbox One games in development. Good strategy by Microsoft by announcing games that are ready or close to release.

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  • One With Shadows

    Is this the best news or what!! Holy cow! Sony better watch itself! Goolly gee whiz!

  • freelancepimp .

    This is pretty much a spin on the fact that Microsoft announced little to no new AAA 1st party ,or 3rd party for that matter, exclusives. Pretty much everything that we saw was previously announced; at E3 last year. Someone please list the new AAA exclusives that were revealed, because I missed them.

    • Doggystyle

      They said the same thing a year ago and the only thing they released was that broken “Masterchief Collection” all summer. They ought to be ashamed of themselves.

  • lagann

    Meh, they still need to work on first party games and variety. So far its all Halo, Forza, Gears. They need new ip or resurrect old ip like Banjo or Conker.

    I’m an xbox fan and even i have to admit that xbox is lacking in variety and new ip compared to Sony. I mean, Sony getting Insomiac to do a Spiderman game is gonna be legendary….ms needs to do things like that.

    • kma99

      Lol you are a ms fan? Do u even know the games they have release and are releasing besides thr three you mentioned, apparently not

    • lagann

      Sorry but i clearly stated i was an xbox fan…and not an xbox fanboy. If you cant see xbox needs more variety then theres nothing to talk about.

      Also. You are welcomed to see my post history to see if im an xbox fan or not. Though its not like i need your approval. LOL.

    • Cori

      Apparently you don’t know what games they releaing. You only named those three and said they need variety, when they clearly annouced new ips and diffrent games coming this year and early next.

    • freelancepimp .

      Hey Cori were those new IP’s AAA games or just some indy level type games?

    • One With Shadows

      You mean the next gen “arcade” titles?

    • kma99

      I clearly said fan not fanboy so i dont know why you even toon it there. Second if they have 14 new ip they are working on do yiu think every single one will be a rendition of gears, forza or halo. Did u not play ori, qb, ryse, DR3? Those dont seem to have any connections to the theee games you listed. If you did some research then your post might havr been believeable

  • OC Guy

    “far weaker than what Sony and especially Nintendo bring to the table”??? Wow what a fanboy thing to write? Tell that to the millions of Halo, Gears of War and Forza fans out there and the insane amount of money those games have made MS! I dare say those three “weaker” exclusives have sold more and made more money the past ten years than the top three Sony and Nintendo console exclusives…Whatever, its nice that MS has even more games in the works.

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  • Mr Xrat

    Not surprised The Human Cyst had to do some late damage control for that repeat conference.

  • Troy Marcel

    Lets see if some of these show up at gamescom in a few months


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