In this article, we list the games in progress by teams at the various Xbox Game Studios so you can see a true overview of what to expect in the coming months and years.
343 Industries: Halo Infinite
We announced it in December: Halo Infinite will be released this fall. The 343 Industries teams preferred to spend time improving the game to give us the best possible experience. Joseph Staten, Creative Director of the title, has expressed his willingness to tell us more in the months leading up to its release, so expect more in the near future!
Double Fine Productions: Psychonauts 2
The team of the key Tim Schaffer has been working for several years after the Psychonauts, which promises to offer us even crazier mental journeys this year than those of his older brother. Since the game was announced at the 2015 Game Awards, we have been able to discover many game images, including those moved by the voice of Jack Black in a unique psychedelic musical environment.
Ninja Theory: Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II & Project Mara
Ninja Theory members have already given us the Bleeding Edge in 2020 and are working on two projects. First, the long-awaited sequel to Hellblade, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, but also the more mysterious Project Mara, a “reliable representation of psychic terror,” according to the developers. We can also mention another project: the Insight Project, which once again pushes the boundaries of video games. To see our favorite hobby more than a hobby, we can rely on Ninja theory.
Obsidian Entertainment: Grounded & Avown
At Obsidian, the teams work on two very different projects. Based on the first, which of course intends to continue to grow throughout the year through many updates that will expand its content, but also Avow, an openly ambitious first person RPG, which you managed to discover the first images during the Xbox Showcase on July.
Playground toys: Fable
During this same event, Playground Games announced the new beginning for the great Fable series. The first images allow us to see a dreamy and imaginary world, but also the developers’ tendency for a unique humor, which has long been involved. long in creating the aura of the franchise.
Of course, the Sea of Thieves remains at the forefront of Rare News, waiting to discover new adventures in its seas throughout the year 2021. At the same time, studio teams are also planning Everwild, a title where mysticism, magic and nature coexist. In September, we learned more about this unique universe thanks to the annotated version of the game trailer.
The Initiative: Perfect Dark
It was one of the surprises of the Game Awards 2020: The initiative, the studio created in 2018, announced their first creation, Perfect Dark. To revive the Rare heroine who was born more than 20 years ago, the developers want to offer us a set of espionage thrillers in the near future. If everything remains shrouded in mystery, we will know very soon.
Round 10: Forza Motorsport
Turn 10 veterans are of course working to write the future of the big Forza lot for the new generation. The series celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2020 and of course sees the future. For this new iteration, Ray Tracing, 4K and 60 frames per second is obviously in the program and we can not wait to discover the unsuspecting wonders made possible by ForzaTech, the engine used by developers.
Undead Labs: State of Decomposition 3
While Undead Labs continued to supply State of Decay 2 with lots of content updates, its members were already working hard on the sequel. State of Decay 3 was unveiled during the Xbox Showcase in July with a scary trailer that suggests that the zombies are not finished pushing us to our limits …
World Edge: Age of Empires IV
With the release of Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition, 2020 marked an important milestone for the World Edge studio: the culmination of a major project, which began in 2018. Now that the original trilogy was able to be reborn in At its best, the studio focuses on the future of history, incorporated by Age of Empires IV.
The Coalition: Gears
Let’s not forget the studio behind the Gears of War franchise. The year 2020 was rich for The Coalition, with the release of Gears Tactics first on PC in the spring, then on consoles in the fall, and the arrival of the Hivebusters DLC for Gears 5 at the end of the year. The studio has not yet announced these new projects, but do not worry, there is already a lot to look forward to!