Microsoft shifts improvement focus of first-party video games to Xbox Collection X/S, leaving Xbox One behind

Kath Santarin
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Microsoft's inside studios are transferring on from Xbox One titles and growing new video games solely for Xbox Collection X/S.

Information of the change was revealed to Axios by Xbox recreation studios chief Matt Booty.

Microsoft stated it'll nonetheless assist Xbox One {hardware} and titles reminiscent of Minecraft and Sea of Thieves. It should additionally nonetheless supply the choice for Xbox One customers to play Xbox Collection X/S titles on the platform by way of the cloud.

Microsoft Sport Studios presently homes 23 recreation studios, which incorporates these gained with the ZeniMax Media buy 2021.

Xbox Collection X/S launched in 2020, and when introduced in 2019, Microsoft stated its 15 Xbox Video games Studios, on the time, had been growing “the most important and most creatively numerous lineup of Xbox unique video games” in its historical past, whereas additionally stating it did not plan to make Gen-9 unique video games till at the least a yr after Xbox Collection X/S launched.

It saved this promise nearly three years later, however now, the agency will focus solely on growing video games for current-gen.

In January 2022, Microsoft stopped manufacturing all Xbox One console skus to concentrate on the manufacturing of Xbox Collection X/S, so it was solely a matter of time earlier than Xbox Studios stopped growing video games for it.

Nonetheless, this doesn't suggest third-party builders have given up on Xbox One but, so it nonetheless has some life left.

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