Matt Botti, President of Xbox Game Studios, stated that he believes Xbox is “over the edge” on first-party releases, noting that the company is getting closer to its goal of releasing four first-party game releases each year.
In an Xbox discussion titled “What’s next for gaming?”, Botti was asked about the company’s first-party slate, which has been criticized over the past year for a perceived lack of major releases and weak titles like Redfall.
Botti acknowledged that Xbox “had some hiccups last year,” but added, “I think we’re through it.”
Botti mentioned Hi-Fi Rush, Minecraft Legends, Age of Empires, and the upcoming releases of Forza Motorsport and Starfield later this year as examples of recent benchmarks. He noted that in the past five years, Xbox has shipped ten games with more than 10 million players to date.
“All of this is part of our goal to have at least four first-party games a year,” Botti concluded.