Xbox head Phil Spencer has shared a post detailing a loose 2017 roadmap for Microsoft. Along with the new Project Scorpio console, Spencer has mentioned that there will be more exclusive Xbox One and Windows 10 games in 2017 than ever before.
While the Scorpio has been scheduled for a release during the 2017 holiday season back when it was announced, it’s always comforting to see Microsoft reconfirm its statements. Delays are all too common when it comes to video games, but that doesn’t seem like it will be the case here.
As far as games go, Spencer mentioned that 2017 should see the release of Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3 and State of Decay 2. These games, along with the just-released Halo Wars 2, form the backbone of Microsoft’s first-party offerings for the year. Smaller games, like the indie game Cuphead, will also be coming exclusively to Microsoft platforms in 2017 as well.
Spencer says the goal for 2017 is to release more Xbox One exclusive games than 2016. Last year, the big highlights included Quantum Break, Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4 and ReCore. This year, the lineup seems to be Halo Wars 2, Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, and Cuphead, which is technically one more game than last year.
Additionally, Spencer confirmed two remasters coming to Xbox One. We’ve heard tales for a long time about a remade Phantom Dust, and Spencer has confirmed that it is not only coming, but will feature Xbox Play Anywhere and cross-play support along with an improved framerate and game balance.
The second remaster Spencer confirmed was Voodoo Vince. Interestingly enough, Voodoo Vince Remastered will be coming to Xbox One, Windows 10 and also Steam despite being included in the ID@Xbox program. Voodoo Vince Remastered will also have Xbox Play Anywhere support as well as improved graphics.
Spencer closes his post by mentioning all of the other games coming to Xbox One in 2017 from third-party developers. Specific highlights that Spencer is excited for include Mass Effect: Andromeda, Ghost Recon Wildlands and Injustice 2 among others. There will also be more games coming to the Backward Compatibility program in the coming months as well.
So what do you think? Are you excited for the 2017 Xbox One exclusives? Will you be getting a Scorpio console at launch? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.