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The massive popularity of battle royale modes in games like Fortnite and PlyerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is shaking up the development of current games, with many fans wondering if upcoming games like Battlefield V and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will add in the multiplayer mode.

However, at least one company is making a stand in the opposite direction. Xbox head Phil Spencer confirmed on Twitter that none of Microsoft’s first party developers will be making a new battle royale game just for the sake of building one. Instead, Spencer said, Microsoft’s developers will wait for “something special.”

“Millions are playing [battle royale] games right now. I don’t want to just build one because others have built them,” Spencer said in his tweet.

However, while this means that Microsoft has no plans for a battle royale-only game (at least at the moment), it doesn’t rule out the possibility of other, pre-existing games, to add the mode in as a bonus. Halo 6 may be a possibility, though very little is known about that game at the moment.

Microsoft also currently has an exclusive partnership with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which may lead to Microsoft throwing more support behind PUBG rather than building another game that would, presumably, be a competitor.

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Source: Phil Spencer


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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM

Will Xbox make a first-party battle royale game? Phil Spencer weighs in

What would spawn Microsoft to make its own battle royale game? And what might that look like?

By Emma Schaefer | 04/30/2018 11:30 AM PT

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The massive popularity of battle royale modes in games like Fortnite and PlyerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is shaking up the development of current games, with many fans wondering if upcoming games like Battlefield V and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will add in the multiplayer mode.

However, at least one company is making a stand in the opposite direction. Xbox head Phil Spencer confirmed on Twitter that none of Microsoft’s first party developers will be making a new battle royale game just for the sake of building one. Instead, Spencer said, Microsoft’s developers will wait for “something special.”

“Millions are playing [battle royale] games right now. I don’t want to just build one because others have built them,” Spencer said in his tweet.

However, while this means that Microsoft has no plans for a battle royale-only game (at least at the moment), it doesn’t rule out the possibility of other, pre-existing games, to add the mode in as a bonus. Halo 6 may be a possibility, though very little is known about that game at the moment.

Microsoft also currently has an exclusive partnership with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which may lead to Microsoft throwing more support behind PUBG rather than building another game that would, presumably, be a competitor.

Read More

Source: Phil Spencer



About Emma Schaefer

view all posts

Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM