After the Starfield delay this week there was speculation of what big, third-party game MS will throw money at to get on gamepass to fill what is starting to look like a pretty empty year.
and well….there’s not much really is there? I know we’re a few weeks away from Summer Game Fest but even Keighley has down-played expectations on big announcements as he says publishers are focusing on service games. So is 2022 a bit of a one off or are we starting to see the effects of those warnings a few years back that triple AAA game dev is becoming unsustainable (if you’re not first party anyway)? Or is this just the usual lull in new generation software that’s been extended out because of covid and shortages?
It will be interesting to see once the summer announcements come and go if you could have filled an old school E3 type event even if one was happening.
Anyway cheer me up basically: we’ve still got God of War 2, Bayonetta 3, Silksong and all the smaller stuff we don’t know about yet. Right?