Microsoft has an impressive set of exclusives and exclusive franchises under its belt, including Halo, Gears of War, Sea of Thieves, and more. Furthermore, it was recently suggested by head of Xbox Game Studios Matt Booty that the company's goal is to push out a new exclusive every few months.
In a recent interview with GamesRadar+, Matt Booty spoke about the direction Xbox Game Studios currently is heading in with respect to game development and its development studios.
After discussing Xbox Game Studios' 15 first-party development studios, Booty talked about how often Xbox Game Studios would like to be able to deliver a game. Establishing confidence heading into 2020, Booty said that the company would like to be able to release a game every three to four months.
Booty also briefly talked about the launch library of Project Scarlett, as well. He said that Project Scarlett's library may effectively be big due to the ability to play every Xbox One game on Project Scarlett.
The Initiative, a development studio launched by Xbox Games Studios in 2018, was also discussed by Booty, since little word has been heard on it since. He confirmed that the studio is very active and a priority.
Finally, Booty was asked if Halo Infinite will be released by this time next year. Clarifying with a PR representative with Microsoft, Booty answered that the company can't discuss release dates just yet.
Xbox Games Studios does have a limited amount of existing exclusive franchises. Long-standing ones now include Halo and Fable. As such, Booty's statements suggest that, should Xbox Games Studios be able to reach its goals, Xbox fans may well get a considerable amount of new IP's heading their way. This also brings into question whether dormant franchises like Banjo-Kazooie, Conker, and the aforementioned Fable will once again see the light of day under Xbox Games Studios' new goals.
With successes like Gears 5 just behind them, X019 revealed that the company still has a lot of content up its sleeve. Games like Obsidian's Grounded and the potential console version of Age of Empires IV, as well as the impending release of Project Scarlett and 343 Industries' Halo Infinite, show that Microsoft's gas tank is currently at capacity.