Microsoft Studios chief Phil Spencer spent quite a lot of last night reassuring Twitter followers that Microsoft does, in fact, have unannounced new IPs in the can for Xbox One. Some fans fear that Microsoft's acquisition of the Gears of War IP means that original ideas aren't a high priority, you see. This isn't the case, Spencer insisted.
Find the relevant quotes below. The highlights: Kinect Sports Rivals will launch after Titanfall, Press Play and Twisted Pixel are working on new game concepts, and Spencer thinks certain of the manufacturer's unannounced games could join the ranks of Microsoft's flagship franchises.
@TuamJohn 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— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) January 29, 2014
@pedrohasser22 As you see more of Quantum Break, @SunsetOverdrive and unannounced hopefully you'll see new IP magic again.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) January 29, 2014
@mos6142 I always hope everything we ship turns big of course. We have games in development with same scale and potential as those.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) January 29, 2014
@Holtdagawdess For KSR, after TF, before summer. TP = working on ideas. PP, incubating a new idea and thinking about Max more.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) January 29, 2014
Press Play has several unannounced original IP in the works, actually. Read what little there is to read about Twisted Pixel's next game here - I wonder if the negative critical reaction to LocoCycle has had an impact on their agenda?