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Matt Booty says that Xbox has an impressive roster of games for the upcoming seasons and is starting to find its momentum.

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This year’s Xbox Game Showcase showcased Microsoft’s exceptional presentation of triple-A games from its various divisions (Xbox Game Studios, ZeniMax, and Activision Blizzard), making it one of the standout events in recent times. During the latest episode of the Strictly Business podcast hosted by Variety’s Jennifer Maas, Matt Booty (President of Xbox Game Content and Studios) expressed his satisfaction with the studios’ progress towards meeting release expectations. He stated that Microsoft has a fantastic lineup planned for both Fall 2024 and Spring 2025, setting the stage for another impressive showcase next year.

Our studios had a groundbreaking opportunity to unite for the first time, showcasing a critical mass of excitement and an impressive number of games. This convergence signifies the first instance where our teams could collaborate fully. We are also starting to hit the rhythm we have always strived for, aiming to deliver a consistent flow of games on a predictable schedule. Our journey began in earnest in 2018 with the construction of our Xbox Studios portfolio, followed by the notable ZeniMax/Bethesda acquisition and last year’s addition of Activision/Blizzard/King. It has taken some time to synchronize all these operations, but I believe we are now finding our momentum.

I am optimistic about the future and look forward to delivering a stellar lineup and a remarkable showcase next June. We have a robust lineup extending through Fall and Spring, ensuring that each game has the space to shine. We are committed to providing accurate release dates. We aim to improve our accountability, ensuring that we deliver on our promises within a year or even six months. Predicting release dates becomes increasingly challenging as projects progress. We want to uphold our integrity by refraining from misleading our fans with false expectations and by being transparent about our shipping timeline as we near completion.

Interestingly, some games like Avowed and Towerborne lack official release dates, creating uncertainty around their launch schedule. However, the Fall season is expected to witness the debut of titles such as Ara: History Untold and Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 from Xbox Game Studios. Bethesda is set to release Indiana Jones and the Great Circle before the year concludes, while Activision Blizzard has ambitious projects like Diablo IV: Vessel of Hatred, World of Warcraft: The War Within, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 scheduled between August and October.

In anticipation of Spring 2025, Matt Booty hinted at a ‘great lineup’. Currently, games like Fable, South of Midnight, and DOOM: The Dark Ages are slated for a generic 2025 release. Speculations suggest that DOOM: The Dark Ages and South of Midnight may launch early in the year, with Fable potentially arriving in the Fall season. Rumors also point towards the release of Gears of War: E-Day and inXile’s Clockwork Revolution, a steampunk RPG showcased last year but not mentioned this year. Fans might catch a glimpse of it at upcoming events like Gamescom.

What are your expectations from Xbox in Spring 2025?

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