Xbox Global Publishing: Microsoft is working on 4 new projects, with a dragon and a vortex

Xbox Global Publishing: Microsoft is working on 4 new projects, with a dragon and a vortex

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In a recent Windows Central podcast, Miles Dompier indulged in several rumors about what's cooking at Microsoft's Xbox Global Publishing division. According to Dompier, the Redmond giant is working on 4 new games, 3 of which will be new IPs, while the fourth is a spin-off of an existing series. But not only that, the social division of Xbox has already begun to anticipate these projects in recent days, through the image of a dragon and that of a vortex.

To hear what Miles Dompier says, you need to go at 12:35 of this YouTube video.

Since opening the purse strings, Microsoft is not only at the center of many rumors, but any project does not seem too ambitious for its coffers. According to the guys from Windows Central, the Redmond giant, thanks to the creation and strengthening of the Xbox Global Publishing division, will soon present 4 new large-scale projects. These are 3 new IPs and a spin-off. This without considering the agreement with Kojima, which -also according to Dompier- would be a separate chapter.

Two of these games have already been 'revealed' via social media: the dragon posted on Twitter, according to many, is to signify the relaunch of Scalebound, the troubled project created with Platinum Games. Vortex, on the other hand, would be a multiplayer game in development at a studio that was never multiplayer-centric. It will not be a shooter or an MMO but "something that has never been attempted before".

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Xbox working on Cyclone multiplayer project and three other new games claim insiders

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An online multiplayer game codenamed Cyclone is in development for Xbox, and it aims to be completely different to its competitors.

When it’s not hunting down more studios to purchase, like Bethesda, it seems as if Microsoft is reaching out to form partnerships to further bolster the Xbox Series X/S’s library. It’s apparently in talks with Hideo Kojima for his next game to be an Xbox exclusive and now a Windows Central journalist is claiming to know of at least four more projects in the works from Xbox Global Publishing.

Xbox Global Publishing handles games from second and third-party developers and one Miles Dompier was willing to share some info on them, particularly a project referred to as Cyclone.



Appearing on the latest GameOnDaily podcast, Dompier describes Cyclone as a very big and ambitious project that will be an online multiplayer experience.

However, he adds that it’s not a massively multiplayer online game (e.g. World Of Warcraft) or a third-person looter shooter (e.g. Destiny 2), but rather something more unique. Plus, it will feature an ‘ambitious connected world.’

Whatever Cyclone is exactly, it sounds like a games as a service title, something which a couple of years ago seemed like it was going to be the next big thing but which is already showing signs of going out of fashion.

Square Enix’s Avengers game has famously underperformed, and continues to have problems keeping the players it does have entertained. Meanwhile, EA not only gave up on Anthem, but it was reported that its original plans to make Dragon Age 4 a live service multiplayer game were scrapped in favour of a traditional single-player role-playing experience.

Dompier didn’t name the studio working on Cyclone, only saying that it hasn’t been multiplayer-centric in the past, implying that this is its first time trying something like this.

As for the other three projects, Dompier shared even less. All he could really say is that, of the four unannounced games, three of them are based on new properties, while one is a spin-off of an existing franchise.

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His fellow Windows Central journalist, Jez Corden, had previously teased Cyclone with an ambiguous tweet. He has since stated the same things as Dompier, adding that Cyclone might be revealed this year or next.

Since Microsoft is attending E3 this year, it’s entirely possible that, whatever Cyclone is, will be shown there. But that will depend on how well overall development is progressing.

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