According to internal Microsoft documents, IO Interactive’s upcoming online fantasy RPG will very likely be an Xbox exclusive.
Among the evidence presented in the ongoing FTC v. Microsoft trial over the Activision-Blizzard acquisition, one particular document mentions that Xbox may be acquiring a number of companies, including Hitman developer IO Interactive. investigation was detailed. A page listing “anticipated and previously shipped games” states that IOI is working on what he calls an RPG shooter “Project Dragon” for PC and Xbox Series X and S. was Elsewhere in the document it is stated that Project Dragon is “. for XGS Publishing” or Xbox Game Studios.
“Project Dragon” Previously leaked through Windows Central reporting As an Xbox-exclusive fantasy RPG. While never officially tied to his IOI fantasy RPG, which was announced earlier this year, the studio plans the possibility of him developing two fantasy RPGs simultaneously alongside his James Bond games. seems low. A combination of internal documents and internal reports seem to indicate that this upcoming fantasy game will be published by Xbox Game Studios and will be an Xbox and PC exclusive with significant Xbox support. At least that was the case when the document was shared internally in May 2021.
Few details about IO Interactive’s fantasy RPG have been revealed, but the studio says the project will draw inspiration from gamebooks like Fighting Fantasy. The genre represents a major departure from IOI’s most famous series, Hitman.
IGN has reached out to both IO Interactive and Xbox for comment.
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