The end of 2019 is almost upon us, but there is still more Microsoft news on the way, as the head of Xbox Game Studios is promising more Xbox announcements over the next six weeks.
Microsoft recently held the X019 event in London which was notably light in terms of announcements, especially with news regarding Xbox Scarlett. There were a few new first and third-party game reveals and some xCloud & Game Pass announcements, but nothing terribly exiciting.
It seems that Microsoft isn't done with game announcements in 2019. Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty spoke to Windows Central about what's coming up for the Xbox brand and he mentioned that there would be more reveals before the end of the year.
"I think all of the studios have got things teed up. We have got multiple unannounced projects that we haven't even talked about yet going on, particularly with our publishing team... We've got Halo that is deep in production to launch a new Halo with Scarlett's launch. We've got all of our studios working on what their next thing is. I think you're going to see more news before the end of the year with some stuff we haven't talked about."
The list of major gaming events remaining this year isn't very long, but there is one that sticks out from the crowd. The Game Awards 2019 is scheduled to take place on December 13. The event usually has a number of different announcements and it would make sense for Microsoft to have a few prepared for the show, especially as The Outer Worlds (a game owned by Microsoft subsidiary Obsidian Entertainment) is in the running for the Game of the Year award.
The question, now, is what exactly does Microsoft have left to announce? Halo Infinite was shown during E3 2019 and that's probably the biggest Xbox Game Studios title in development at the moment. There have been rumors of a new Banjo-Kazooie game, especially with the recent return of the two heroes in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which is a strong possibility for an announcement.
There are only a few weeks left in 2019, so it won't be long until Microsoft finally shows its hand and reveals whether it has anything worth announcing.
Source: Windows Central