Xbox One: Microsoft Teases New Games For 2014
Microsoft has said that they have signed a number of Japanese developers to work on new games and that these games will be announced in 2014.
“We have signed some things in Japan that we haven’t announced that we’ll announce in 2014 so that people get to hear about support in Japan,” Microsoft’s Phil Spencer told Kotaku.
Spencer also confirmed that these would be “full Japanese games,” as opposed to small download only titles as well as commenting on the Xbox One’s status in Japan.
“The creative teams in Japan have always been top notch. And yeah, you’re right that we’ve never been the top console in Japan, but the support that we’ve received, either from publishers like with Capcom and Dead Rising or developers is always great,” said Spencer.
“We kicked off our independent developer program when we were at Tokyo Game Show and saw some top talent walk through the door, so I think you’ll see some indies too,” Spencer continued.
Spencer suggested that the Xbox One could be host to more games from Crimson Dragon developer Yukio Futatsugi.
“Futatsugi just finished Crimson Dragon, and I’m proud of what he was able to do. We’re talking to him about what we might want to do next with him.”
“Phantom Dust has come up around whether we would want to reboot that franchise,” Spencer revealed.
“It’s a discussion right now; there’s nothing’s signed. But we’re talking. It does seem like there’s a lot of interest around that. And we have a good long relationship with him and I think that would be good.”