More Single-Player Games Headed To Xbox Going Forward
Single-player games aren't dead at Xbox Game Studios.
Microsoft's Xbox platform may be synonymous with multiplayer offerings, but the brand is looking to diversify its portfolio in the years to come. It seems more single-player titles are in the works at Xbox and its umbrella studios.
Xbox head Phil Spencer responded to a tweet asking if more single-player games are headed to the platform. "Yes, I can confirm," Spencer replied. He did not specify how many single-player games are in development or what developers are working on single-player titles at the moment. However, Spencer assured that, with the new Xbox Game Studios additions, the brand has "a lot of teams that have built strong [single-player] focused games and we want that to continue."
Yes, I can confirm. With the additions to XGS we have a lot of teams that have built strong SP focused games and we want that to continue.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) August 7, 2019
It's unclear if Spencer is referring to first- or third-party titles. One of the most anticipated single-player games, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, is headed to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 15. And Remedy Entertainment's Control, a single-player action game featuring space-altering supernatural abilities, launches on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on August 27.
Alongside 343 Industries (Halo), Compulsion Games (We Happy Few), Ninja Theory (Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice), Playground Games (Forza Horizon), The Coalition (Gears of War), and more, Xbox announced the acquisition of Double Fine Productions during E3 2019. In November 2018, Xbox also picked up Wasteland 3 developer InXile Entertainment and The Outer Worlds creator Obsidian Entertainment.