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Every developer under Xbox Game Studios and the games they’re working on

KyoShiRo330

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(Playstation studios overview here)


Microsoft dropped a bombshell on the video game industry this week by announcing the $7.5 billion acquisition of ZeniMax Media, the company that owns some of the biggest developers in the industry including Bethesda Game Studio, id Software and Arkane Studios. That means classic games like the Fallout series, The Elder Scrolls series, the DOOM series, and more are now under the Xbox Game Studios umbrella.
23 studios are now a part of their roster. But who are these studios and what are they currently working on? Here is a list below:

343 Industries – Created after the departure of Bungie Studios to develop Halo games. Currently working on Halo: Infinite, launching in 2021
Compulsion Games – Acquired in 2018, they developed We Happy Few and recently released the last DLC for the game in late 2019. They are working on an unannounced game.
Double Fine Productions – Acquired in 2019, they developed Psychonauts, Brutal Legend, and Broken Age plus remastered classic games like Grim Fandango, Day of the Tentacle, and Full Throttle. They’re currently developing Psychonauts 2 for launch in 2021
inXile Entertainment – Acquired in 2018, they developed the Wasteland and Bard’s Tale series. They launched Wasteland 3 this year with DLC planned post-launch.
Mojang Studios – Acquired in 2014, Mojang is the company behind Minecraft. The studio launched Minecraft Dungeons this year and has already released two DLC packs for the game, with more to follow.
Ninja Theory – Acquired in 2018, the studio developed Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and Heavenly Sword. They released Bleeding Edge this year and are currently working on Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II and Project: Mara.
Obsidian Entertainment – Acquired in 2018, they developed Fallout: New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity, and The Outer Worlds. They’re currently working on Grounded, which is in early access, and a big budget first-person RPG based on the lore of Pillars of Eternity: Avowed.
Playground Games – The team behind the Forza Horizon franchise, they’re currently working on the next Fable game and Forza Horizon 5.
Rare – Acquired in 2002, the studio’s claim to fame Battletoads, Killer Instinct, Perfect Dark, and Banjo-Kazooie. They developed and continue to support Sea of Thieves and launched Battletoads, a reboot of the original, this year. They’re currently working on a new IP, Everwild.
The Coalition – The development studio was created after the acquisition of the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games. The studio launched Gears 5 in late 2019.
The Initiative – Created in 2018, the studio is currently working on an unannounced game.
Turn 10 Studios – The developer behind the Forza Motorsport franchise is currently working on the next title in the franchise simply called Forza Motorsport.
Undead Labs – Acquired in 2018, the studio developed the State of Decay series. They’re currently working on State of Decay 3.
World's Edge – Created in 2019, the studio will be developing all the Age of Empires franchise, and maybe other RTS like Age of Mythology. Hard at work on Age of Empires IV.
Bethesda Game Studios – Acquired in 2020, the studio as developed The Elder Scrolls III, IV, and V, and Fallout 3, 4, and 76. They’re currently developed Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI.
id SoftwareAcquired in 2020, they’re the masterminds behind the DOOM franchise and released DOOM Eternal earlier this year.
ZeniMax Online Studios – Acquired in 2020, the studio developed and continue to work on The Elder Scrolls Online.
Arkane – Acquired in 2020, the studio created the Dishonored franchise and assisted in developing Wolfenstein: Youngblood, and Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot. The studio is currently working on Deathloop, a timed exclusive for PlayStation 5, due in 2021.
MachineGames – Acquired in 2020, the studio worked on the Wolfenstein franchise since 2014’s Wolfenstein: The New Order.
Tango Gameworks – Acquired in 2020, the studio is known for The Evil Within franchise. They’re currently developing Ghostwire: Tokyo, a timed exclusive for PlayStation 5 due in 2021.
Alpha Dog – Acquired in 2020, the studio develops mobile games for iOS and Android. Their latest project is Ninja Golf and continues to support MonstroCity: Rampage and Wraithborne.
Roundhouse Studios – Acquired in 2020, this one is interesting. The studio was created by Bethesda Softworks in 2019 with former Human Head Studios developers to work on unannounced games.
Xbox Game Studios Publishing – The publishing arm of the game studios under Xbox Game Studios

 
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Looking at that list you see the potential down the line but as of right now it's not really that impressive, unless you can't wait to play the back catalogue on gamepass.
2-3 years down the line thing are going to start to get interesting if they start to put out top notch games.
 

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I must say it, I will buy a PS5 day one, that hasn't change it, but now I am also planning to purchase a Xbox series X because its first party lineup is now crazy.

I'm still buying a PS5 day 1 as well, but now I'm simply looking at those 3000 series cards. Will upgrade based on either Starfield or BFVI or Avowed.
 

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Most exciting time to be an xbox owner since the early 360 days, got some pretty great studios under there belt now.
 
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Played 3 games from the various studios on this list in 38 years😂😂😂😂.
Yeah im that pathetic.
 

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Ya but what if i want to play on Series X? Will it not count as playing game on Series X?

Everyone knows the Xbox and lack of games argument refers to exclusives. No amount of mental gymnastics you're trying to pull off changes that.
 
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Everyone knows the Xbox and lack of games argument refers to exclusives. No amount of mental gymnastics you're trying to pull off changes that.
I don't. Games are games. I don't believe in dumb Fanboy theories. And there are no console exclusives for seriesX this year? Are you sure? Have you done your research? Just coz you don't like games then they not exclusives?
 
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So 22 Listed Studios which is quite impressive. But about the games and release dates (and being generous):

Hellblade 2 = 2021 ?
Halo Infinite = 2021
Forza Motorsport = 2021 most likely
Compulsion Games Unknown Title = ??
Avowed = Most likely 2022/2023
Grounded = In Early Access, Most likely 2021
Fable = Still years off, 2022 most likely
Everwild = Late 2021 or Early 2022 is likely
The Initiative Unknown Title = ??
State of Decay 3 = 2021 at the earliest, most likely 2022
Age of Empires 4 = Maybe late 2021?
Forza Horzion 5 = Most likely 2022
Project Mara = ??
Starfield = 2021 at earliest, most likely 2022
Elder Scrolls VI = 2024/2025 at earliest
 
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And it might in the future. But during the entire Xbone era those hopes, dreams and promises never amounted to anything. So why would it this time?

Absolutely. Theres not a single studio on that list which makes me say I need an Xbox.

Not one studio on that list has produced anything close to what Nintendo and Sony First parties have.

Obviously if the Sega acquisition is true then things change because Atlus is owned by Sega.

Absolutely love Persona.
 
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Will Alpha Dog still make mobile games? I've gotta wonder. I know we get the rare mobile title from Microsoft like the gears pop game and the forza mobile game.
 
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And it might in the future. But during the entire Xbone era those hopes, dreams and promises never amounted to anything. So why would it this time?
There is actually studios working on games this time and studios with solid track records. Last generation there was hardly any studios working on stuff. We have a list of games being worked on it looks solid as hell with a few potentially homeruns like avowed and starfield.
 
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Damn that's an impressive list when it's laid out like this. It's a shame all these projects are so far out. Hopefully Xbox's next show will stamp dates on some of these.
 

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Those studios need to deliver , at this moment Microsoft does no has an IP like God of War, TLOU, Uncharted. Bloodborne, etc.

That is why an Xbox X has low value now, better wait 2-3 years to see what games MS has.
 

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I've never heard of Cuberpunk 2077. You can play Cyberpunk 2077 on PS5 and PC though.

What new PS5 game, that has a release date and isn’t free, can you only play on PS5, except ratchet and clank?
 
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So 22 Listed Studios which is quite impressive. But about the games and release dates (and being generous):

Hellblade 2 = 2021 ?
Halo Infinite = 2021
Forza Motorsport = 2021 most likely
Compulsion Games Unknown Title = ??
Avowed = Most likely 2022/2023
Grounded = In Early Access, Most likely 2021
Fable = Still years off, 2022 most likely
Everwild = Late 2021 or Early 2022 is likely
The Initiative Unknown Title = ??
State of Decay 3 = 2021 at the earliest, most likely 2022
Age of Empires 4 = Maybe late 2021?
Forza Horzion 5 = Most likely 2022
Project Mara = ??
Starfield = 2021 at earliest, most likely 2022
Elder Scrolls VI = 2024/2025 at earliest

Forza Horizon 5 started when Playground finished Horizon 4, and it's been two years since then which is usually how long they take to make a new Horizon. They update Horizon 4, but all the major updates are long past. The new Fable studio is entirely separate and wouldn't have affected development of Horizon 5 so I expect to see it next fall. I think we'll see Horizon 5 before Forza Motorport, which is still said to be early in development.
 

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At Launch
Gears Tactics
Dirt 5
Yakuza Like a Dragon
Tetris Effect
Destiny 2 Beyond Light
Cyberpunk
Watchdogs Legion
AC Valhalla

Before the end of the Year
The Ascent
CrossfireX
The Medium
Cod Blops Cold War
Outriders
Thats a whole lot of multiplats come on breh :messenger_neutral: :messenger_grinning_smiling:

Vs

Spiderman MM
God of War 2
Horizon 2
Demon Souls
Death Loop
Death Wire Tokyo
Ratchet and Clank
Final Fantasy 16

plus all the same multiplats


PS5 year 1 is undeniably better. We'll see where it goes from there but my money is on Sony
 

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So 22 Listed Studios which is quite impressive. But about the games and release dates (and being generous):

Hellblade 2 = 2021 ?
Halo Infinite = 2021
Forza Motorsport = 2021 most likely
Compulsion Games Unknown Title = ??
Avowed = Most likely 2022/2023
Grounded = In Early Access, Most likely 2021
Fable = Still years off, 2022 most likely
Everwild = Late 2021 or Early 2022 is likely
The Initiative Unknown Title = ??
State of Decay 3 = 2021 at the earliest, most likely 2022
Age of Empires 4 = Maybe late 2021?
Forza Horzion 5 = Most likely 2022
Project Mara = ??
Starfield = 2021 at earliest, most likely 2022
Elder Scrolls VI = 2024/2025 at earliest

if your estimates are correct, that means 8 games on 2021. One game every 45 days.
 
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I can't believe they went from like 6 studios to over 20 in such a short period of time. Truly epic.
 
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