Microsoft is done making games for the Xbox One, but third-party releases are still coming


The Xbox One is one of the most popular consoles of all time with more than 50 million units sold, despite it falling behind its rival the PS4 since its launch back in 2013.

The console has also gotten thousands of games throughout its lifetime, including superb exclusives like Forza Horizon 4 and Sunset Overdrive.

Microsoft, though, is done making games for the Xbox One, as Xbox Game Studios chief Matt Booty told Axios in an interview (via Eurogamer).

The Redmond giant has a total of 23 studios working on Xbox games, but these are currently focused on “Gen 9” games only now.

That is, aside those working on long-lasting games like Minecraft and Sea of Thieves, which will continue to get updates on the Xbox One console too.

So big releases like Bethesda’s upcoming Starfield and next year’s Hellblade 2 will be skipping the Xbox One, meaning maybe it’s time to consider upgrading to the newer Xbox Series X/S consoles…

Nonetheless, despite the fact that Microsoft’s Xbox studios won’t be making native Xbox One games anymore, it will be making some new-gen only first-party games like Redfall available on the Xbox One via cloud streaming.

It’s not all doom and gloom for Xbox One players, though, as there are quite a few third-party games still in development for the console.

The likes of Aliens: Dark Descent is arriving this June, a real-time strategy game based on the Aliens movies. There’s also Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Mirage, a reboot of the famous franchise which takes inspiration from the 2007 original Assassin’s Creed game. Neither of these two will be hitting Xbox Game Pass, though.

But others like the Persona 3 remake from developer Atlus will be releasing on Xbox Game Pass, and so will Payday 3 and The Texas Chain Massacre, an asymmetrical multiplayer horror game coming this summer (Persona 3 Reloaded is primed for an early 2024 release).

So even if Microsoft’s Xbox studios won’t be making anymore Xbox One games, there are still games that owners of the console can look forward to. The Xbox One is obviously reaching the end of its lifecycle, though, with Microsoft signaling third parties that it’s now time to move on to the new-gen Xbox Series X/S consoles.