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Xbox Isn’t Done With Big Game Announcements: Phil Spencer

Last Updated September 23, 2020 1:18 PM
Jasmine Henry
Last Updated September 23, 2020 1:18 PM
  • Xbox boss Phil Spencer confirms that his team isn’t done with big game announcements in 2019.
  • Several major Xbox game reveals were made at the X019 event.
  • Games like Obsidian’s Grounded and Rare’s Everwild were two of the games announced.

Speaking to IGN at X019 , Xbox boss Phil Spencer teased more to come from his team.

“I think we’ll actually talk about a couple more games before the end of this year,” said Spencer.

Spencer didn’t confirm when these games would be announced, but the most likely place is at The Game Awards 2019, which are on Dec. 12. The game awards event, which is hosted by Geoff Keighley, hands out awards and often has several big surprises too. In other years, The Game Awards has been the stage for new Death Stranding trailers. Microsoft is going to bring gameplay of announced games to the event, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see new Xbox games there too.

It’s unclear what sort of games that the Xbox developers are working on. Microsoft may release more RPGs, as these keep playing hours high on its Xbox Game Pass subscription service; they can also help to get more people to sign up. However, being owned by Microsoft allows studios to make weirder games that may not get funding by a publisher.

What Xbox fans shouldn’t expect is news about Xbox Project Scarlett. After teasing the console and confirming that it will be released during holiday 2020, Spencer says that the Xbox team won’t be revealing anything more until next year.