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Microsoft Investing $1 Billion into Xbox One Games

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Posted on May 29, 2013 AT 02:01pm

Concerned about Microsoft’s focus with the Xbox One? Perhaps this’ll put some of your worries to rest: Microsoft is investing at least $1 billion into games for the Xbox One.

Talking to Microsoft president of interactive entertainment business (read: Xbox) Don Mattrick and Microsoft Studios VP Phil Spencer, OXM reports the investment marks Microsoft’s biggest gaming push to date.

Meanwhile, Spencer—expectedly—championed how the Xbox One’s design will give developers greater freedom with regards to how their games can be played.

“I see our creators really taking that opportunity to think about their games in a more granular way,” Spencer told OXM. “To still have the full immersive, quadruple-A experience on screen, but also think about how those experiences can roam with devices—and it’s nice that our new box actually understands all this through the wait’s structured, that people do multiple things at the same time, and I can have shorter gameplay sessions, longer gameplay sessions.”

Xbox One is expected to receive 15 exclusive titles in year one, 8 of which will be new IPs. A fourth Fable installment and Killer Instinct revival are rumored to be in development from Lionhead and Rare respectively, while the fifth Halo game is an inevitability.

The Xbox One launches sometime this fall.

Source: OXM

Chris Holzworth, News Editor
Chris Holzworth has wanted to write about games all his life. He first cut his teeth writing for enthusiast sites such as RPGFan, and after writing for just about every other enthusiast website he could came across, wound up as EGM's east coast news correspondent (read: editorial intern, a fancy phrase for "slave") before relocating to LA to serve as news editor. [Meet the rest of the crew]

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