General Director of marketing for Xbox games, Aaron Greenberg (Aaron Greenberg) told the publication Xbox: The Official Magazine that Microsoft bought the Studio working on a huge amount of content, and he was surprised by the amount of innovation that the teams create.
Microsoft has acquired seven studios over the last year. Microsoft Game Studios (now Xbox Game Studios) included Playground Games, Undead Labs, Compulsion Games, Ninja Theory, Obsidian Entertainment, inXile Entertainment and Double Fine.
“For me it was just incredibly interesting to go to each of these studios, to open the door to Ninja Theory or log in Obsidian, and walk, and meet the teams and see what is in the works, said Greenberg. – All teams I can say that there are projects that people know, but there are also a few other games on which they work, about which nobody knows. In any case, it’s really diverse, really exciting projects. I was pleasantly surprised at how much innovation and how many things done. I think people will soon see how will be the content. It is only from the new studios that we have acquired. I think we have something to surprise fans and to share in the next year”.
Aaron Greenberg also said that from the Xbox Game Studios can be expected as the games on new intellectual property, and continue. “You can expect what you never thought. This is the most interesting”, – has intrigued him.
At the time of purchase all these studios are already working on unannounced projects, as one would expect.
“When we met with [staff Ninja Theory], they said, “Hey, we had this project in development, before you guys bought us this multiplayer action, shooter [Bleeding Edge]”. Wow, we did not expect – remember Aaron Greenberg. – [Team] Tamim Antoniades, who was working on Hellblade, working on something else, and we haven’t talked about it. In Obsidian there is a team working on The Outer Worlds, the team that is working on Pillars, and the team working on the secret game.
And inXile: Wasteland has a team of 3, and there is a team working on another game. We have not only new intellectual property. What we did assembled a collection of some of the greatest creative minds in the industry and gave them the freedom and resources to do what they want to create. And we do let them do it on their own. We support them in all possible ways, and then meet and consider the correct time to display their projects”.
Microsoft promised to show something of the secret projects at the annual event X019 which will be held from 14 to 16 November in London. Probably these games will be released on Xbox One and next-generation console, code-named Project Scarlett.