Microsoft Studios Boss Claims New IP Is Critical, Big Unannounced Games Brewing

Microsoft Studios Boss Claims New IP Is Critical, Big Unannounced Games Brewing

Phil Spencer

Microsoft Studios chief Phil Spencer says new IP is critical and revealed that new games with the same "scale" as Halo is being developed.

With this week's big news that Microsoft has acquired the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games, some fans got worried that Microsoft will bank on the third-person shooter and its other existing franchise instead of creating new brands. This won't be the case according to Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer who answered fan concerns and questions over on Twitter. In one conversation, Spencer claims "new IP is critical" and that he likes the new franchises the publisher has invested in so far.

New IP is critical. Launch of XB1 to now and I like the new IP we invested in: Ryse, Crimson Dragon, Max, Loco with SO, QB coming

In another exchange, Spencer teases that we'll hopefully see "IP magic" like those we've seen from the first Halo and Gears of War.

As you see more of Quantum Break, @SunsetOverdrive and unannounced hopefully you'll see new IP magic again.

Another fan mentioned that the Xbox 360 had Fable, Halo, Gears of War and Forza as its flagship franchises, and asked if there's a "big one" coming in the future, to which Spencer states they have games in development with the same scale as those titles.

I always hope everything we ship turns big of course. We have games in development with same scale and potential as those.

While Microsoft developing unannounced games is not shocking news, it's comforting to know that it's not just banking on its existing library and willing to create new franchises of their own.

Source: Twitter via OXM

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As long as it doesnt try to be the next COD, cool (and judging from what we know of Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive and the other new IPs that they already released I guess it wont as that place is already taken by TitanFall so good on them)

Donīt actually tell costomers WHAT you are working on because that would be stupid right. Just say ITīS SOMETHING REALLY AWESOME BETTER BY A CONSOLE NOW!!!

I'll believe it when I see it. So what do people think? Multiplayer shooter in the first or third person set in the future.

Will it be full to the brim with microtransactions like the xbone's previous offerings?

Ah yes, despite the fact there has been new IP announced (and released), people are complaining about new IP.

Never change, internet.

Although Phil Spencer should also learn that Max is not a new IP, there was a game before that.

luvd1:
I'll believe it when I see it. So what do people think? Multiplayer shooter in the first or third person set in the future.

Probably near future and probably something with virusses and or Zombies. Unless it's some storydriven thing where you talk in the phone while walking slowly and sometimes while shooting stuff. Or maybe it's something cool, who knows. I doubt it, considering what can usually be expected from big publishers, but it has happened before on a rare occasion.

Alex Co:
Microsoft Studios chief Phi Spencer says new IP is critical and revealed that new games with the same "scale" as Halo is being developed.

Just a heads up on the typo there, Alex.

It'll be interesting to see what sort of stuff they come with. I'm always happy to see something new.

Yeah my first reaction was "oh it's going to be more modern military/near future/post apocalyptic first person/third person shooters right?"

But hey, maybe they'll surprise us. Trying to stay positive here.

SL33TBL1ND:

Alex Co:
Microsoft Studios chief Phi Spencer says new IP is critical and revealed that new games with the same "scale" as Halo is being developed.

Just a heads up on the typo there, Alex.

It'll be interesting to see what sort of stuff they come with. I'm always happy to see something new.

Dammnit! Thanks!

luvd1:
I'll believe it when I see it. So what do people think? Multiplayer shooter in the first or third person set in the future.

I really, really hope whatever IP MS is cooking, it won't be a shooter. I mean, OK, it can have shooter elements but not all-out action. We already have that in spades with Gears, Halo...

Studies are wrong. Good games are critical. Seriously, what makes an IP worth anything, what makes a game worthy of a sequel that then turns into an Ip?...it has to be a good game.

Seriously, we really don't care about IP's we just want good games. Make some good fun games. Though it'd be nice if you actually let devs dev and not force them to shoe horn in useless features just bcause it was in another game that made a lot of money.

What I'm saying is... enough with the brown spunkgargleweewee Modern Millitary shooters.

luvd1:
So what do people think? Multiplayer shooter in the first or third person set in the future.

We've yet to see a medieval deathmatch type game on the consoles. We've got War of the Roses, Chivalry, and Mount and Blade on the PC and they're all rather popular. I can very easily see MS letting brodudes swapping guns for swords. Those brodudes already enjoy a good knife-kill, yeah? Perfect IP.

So my bet is on medieval sword-swinger. With repeating crossbows. And chest-high walls.

Well they didn't actually say they have new IP's coming, just that they are critical...
What they did say is that they have the same "scale" of games coming, i.e. sequels for Halo, Gears, Kinectamals(this one was actually the top sell for Xbox 360).

CardinalPiggles:
Yeah my first reaction was "oh it's going to be more modern military/near future/post apocalyptic first person/third person shooters right?"

But hey, maybe they'll surprise us. Trying to stay positive here.

I also thought about that but they already have Titanfall to try to be the next COD/flavor of the generation thing and their other new IPs are rather different so yeah, there is some hope for something cool

As you see more of Quantum Break, @SunsetOverdrive and unannounced hopefully you'll see new IP magic again. And along the next gen youll also see how we destroy the studios that we built and we dismiss our most talented developers in our eternal quest for IP control.

Totally true, games sell consoles though you need the huge game like Halo or whatever to do it. Look at the PS2, had some amazing games you could only by on that console, Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, GTA, Silent Hill etc

SonOfVoorhees:
Totally true, games sell consoles though you need the huge game like Halo or whatever to do it. Look at the PS2, had some amazing games you could only by on that console, Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, GTA, Silent Hill etc

Umm... Resident Evil, GTA, and Silent Hill were all multi-platform series.

Doesn't matter to me because it will be for the Xbone and so I won't be buying it.

 

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