Head Of Xbox Game Studios Most Excited For New RPG By inXile
The head of Xbox Game Studios is most excited about the new first-party RPG in development at inXile Entertainment.
According to Matt Booty, Xbox Game Studios have an interesting slate of games in the pipeline, some of which are still in early concept. He particularly mentioned inXile Entertainment’s project as something really interesting that he’s looking forward to sharing more on in the future.
Matt further stated that the studio has something really “cool” coming together. He was recently at the inXile Entertainment’s office alongside the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, to get a first-hand look at what the studio has been working on. Spencer also had the opportunity to play the current build, so it sounds like the game has been in development for some time and is coming along nicely. Matt also added that the unannounced game features some “cool” mechanics. Previously, it was also revealed via a job listing that the ambitious AAA first-person RPG inXile is currently working on is being developed in Unreal Engine 5.
For the uninitiated, inXile Entertainment is an American video game developer and a studio of Xbox Game Studios based in Tustin, California. Specializing in role-playing games, inXile was founded in 2002 by Interplay co-founder Brian Fargo. The studio has experience in developing role-playing games. It was established in 2002 by Brian Fargo, a co-founder of Interplay. In its first ten years of operation, the studio developed the fantasy games The Bard’s Tale and Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, as well as a number of games for Flash and iOS, including Fantastic Contraption.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, inXile released the post-apocalyptic game Wasteland 2 in 2012. After Planescape: Torment received positive reviews, the developer went on to raise a then-record US$4 million on Kickstarter to fund the creation of Torment: Tides of Numenera, a spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment from Interplay. Since then, the studio worked on and released Wasteland 3.
In November 2018, Microsoft Studios announced that the company was in the final stages of acquiring InXile, along with Obsidian Entertainment, another studio known for its RPGs.