Microsoft Has Confirmed It’s Done Making Games For Xbox One

One and done.

Nearly three years into the new generation of consoles, Microsoft has given the official word that its first party Xbox Games Studios developers are done creating games for its previous-generation Xbox One platform and is full-steam ahead on producing titles just for Xbox Series X|S and PC.

In an interview with Axios’ Stephen Totilo, Head of Xbox Game Studios Matt Booty confirmed that Microsoft’s internal studios are finished with making games for Xbox One, saying “We’ve moved on to Gen 9.”

It was reiterated that those who haven’t made the jump to a new Xbox will still be able to play its new titles via cloud streaming to the older machine. “That’s how we’re to maintain support,” Booty told the outlet.

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With 23 studios in its stable, many are yet to actually release a game for the new generation of Xbox hardware but, with the likely exception of support for ongoing games like Minecraft and Sea of Thieves, they’re all now completely focused on the Series X and S.

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When questioned about whether there are concerns about the lower-powered Series S continuing to hold projects back, Booty admitted that it’s more work but that the Xbox Games Studio teams have been able to squeeze more out of the Series S hardware over time and knowing where the pinch points are.

At the recent Xbox Games Showcase, a number of Xbox Games Studio titles were shown including Fable, Avowed, Forza Motorsport, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, South of Midnight, and of course, Starfield, all of which are coming exclusively to the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC.

You can read the full article and interview with Matt Booty on Axios right here.