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Favourite Spartan AI in Halo Infinite

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Welcome to the new Xbox Empire! New Thread for a New Gen!

Successor to the previous Xbox Empire under myself which ended its run at 28,061 posts, formerly known as "Republic of Xbox" and ran by Shikamaru317 until he transferred it over to me, also a successor to the original Xbox Empire ran by Jaywood2010 which ended its run at 84,551 posts.

This thread like Club Nintendo & PlayStation Nation will serve as a hub to discuss all things related to its respective platform (Xbox).

Contents

Post #1 - Recent News & Upcoming Xbox Game Studios Projects.
Post #2 - Upcoming Bethesda Game Studios Projects.
Post #3 - Community IDs, Polls & Bets.
Post #4 - Xbox Game Studios.
Post #5 - Bethesda Softworks.

Xbox E3 2021 Recap

Games

A First Look at Halo Infinite Free-to-Play Multiplayer Gameplay
Immerse Yourself in Mexico in Forza Horizon 5 and Experience Our Largest, Most Diverse Open World Ever
Obsidian Announces The Outer Worlds 2
Redfall Revealed, Coming Exclusively to Xbox Series X|S
Xbox and Avalanche Studios Announces Its Next New Exclusive IP: Contraband
Starfield Arrives Exclusively on Xbox Series X|S and PC on November 11th, 2022
Microsoft Flight Simulator Lands on Xbox Series X|S and with Xbox Game Pass on July 27
Age of Empires IV Launching October 28 on PC with Xbox Game Pass
Get Psyched! Psychonauts 2 Launches August 25, Play it on Day One with Xbox Game Pass

Services

Release Date
Windows 10 PCs:
28th October, 2021

Genre
Real-Time Strategy

About
Return to History – The past is prologue as you are immersed in a rich historical setting of 8 diverse civilizations across the world from the English to the Chinese to the Delhi Sultanate in your quest for victory. Build cities, manage resources, and lead your troops to battle on land and at sea in 4 distinct campaigns with 35 missions that span across 500 years of history from the Dark Ages up to the Renaissance.

Media (New - Old)
E3 Gameplay Trailer | Gameplay Trailer | X019 Gameplay Reveal | Announcement Trailer |

Release Date
Xbox & PC: 9th November, 2021.

Genre
Racing

About
Lead breath-taking expeditions across the vibrant and ever-evolving open world landscapes of Mexico with limitless, fun driving action in hundreds of the world’s greatest cars.

Media (New - Old)
Announcement Trailer

Release Date
Xbox & PC: Holiday 2021

Genre
First-Person Shooter

About
When all hope is lost and humanity’s fate hangs in the balance, the Master Chief is ready to confront the most ruthless foe he’s ever faced. Begin anew and step inside the armour of humanity’s greatest hero to experience an epic adventure and finally explore the scale of the Halo ring itself.

Media (New - Old)
Multiplayer Reveal | Gameplay Reveal | Discover Hope | Announcement Trailer |

Release Date
Xbox & PC: TBD

Genre
Survival Adventure

About
The world is a vast, beautiful and dangerous place – especially when you have been shrunk to the size of an ant. Explore, build and survive together in this cooperative survival adventure. Can you thrive alongside the hordes of giant insects, fighting to survive the perils of the backyard? Join our community and help shape the future of Grounded in Xbox Game Preview.

Media (New - Old)
Shroom and Doom Trailer | Koi Pond Trailer | Xbox Showcase Trailer | Story Trailer | Reveal Trailer

Release Date
Xbox & PC: TBD

Genre
Interactive Drama

About
As Dusk Falls is an original interactive drama from INTERIOR/NIGHT that explores the entangled lives of two families across thirty years in small town Arizona. Starting with a robbery-gone-wrong in 1999, the choices you make will have a powerful impact on the characters’ lives in this epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and resilience.

Media (New - Old)
Announcement Trailer

Release Date
Xbox & PC: TBD

Genre
Psychological Horror

About
Project: MARA will be a real-world and grounded representation of mental terror, based on real lived experience accounts and in-depth research with the aim of recreating the horrors of the mind as accurately and realistically as possible.

Media (New - Old)
Teaser Trailer

Release Date
Xbox & PC: TBD

Genre
Racing

About
Automotive entertainment re-imagined for a new generation.

Media (New - Old)
Announcement Trailer

Release Date
Xbox & PC: TBD

Genre
Open World, Action-Adventure.

About
A co-op smuggler’s paradise set in the fictional world of 1970s Bayan.

Media (New - Old)
Announcement Trailer

Release Date
Xbox & PC: TBD

Genre
First-Person RPG

About
An epic, first-person RPG set in the fantasy world of Eora.

Media (New - Old)
Reveal Trailer

Release Date
Xbox & PC: TBD

Genre
Action RPG

About
A new beginning for the legendary franchise. Explore a land of fantastical creatures and wondrous places.

Media (New - Old)
Announcement Trailer

Release Date
Xbox & PC: TBD

Genre
FPS Action-Adventure

About
A secret agent thriller set in a near-future world.

Media (New - Old)
Announcement Trailer

Release Date
Xbox & PC: TBD

Genre
Survival Horror

About
The next evolution in State of Decay is currently in development, bringing fans the new ultimate in zombie survival simulation.

Media (New - Old)
Announcement Trailer

Release Date
Xbox & PC: TBD

Genre
First-Person RPG

About
New star system. New crew. Same Outer Worlds.

Media (New - Old)
Announcement Trailer

Release Date
Xbox & PC: TBD

Genre
Action-Adventure

About
Senua's Saga: Hellblade II - the next entry in the Hellblade franchise from developer Ninja Theory.

Media (New - Old)
A Saga in the Making | Announcement Trailer |

Release Date
Xbox & PC: TBD

Genre
Adventure

About
Inspired by the beauty of the natural world around us, Everwild is a brand-new game in development from Rare where unique and unforgettable experiences await in a natural and magical world. Play as an Eternal as you explore and build bonds with the world around you.

Media (New - Old)
Eternals Trailer | Announcement Trailer |

Full Release Schedule (Including 3rd Party)

Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 14 September 2021

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Release Date
Xbox & PC: Summer 2022

Genre
Open-World FPS

About
The quaint island town of Redfall, Massachusetts, is under siege by a legion of vampires who have blocked out the sun and cut the island off from the outside world. Trapped with a handful of survivors against diabolical enemies threatening to bleed the town dry, choose your hero from a diverse roster, grouping up with others to create the perfect team of vampire slayers.

Media (New - Old)
Announcement Trailer 

Release Date
PS5 Timed Exclusive
Xbox Series X|S: 14th September, 2022

Genre
Action FPS

About
Two rival assassins are trapped in a mysterious time loop on the island of Blackreef, doomed to repeat the same day for eternity. As Colt, the only chance for escape is to end the cycle by assassinating eight key targets before the day resets. Learn from each cycle - try new paths, gather intel, and find new weapons and abilities. Do whatever it takes to break the loop.

Media (New - Old)
Gameplay Reveal | World Premiere

Release Date
PS5 Timed Exclusive
Xbox Series X|S:
TBD

Genre
Action-Adventure

About
Tokyo is overrun by deadly supernatural forces after 99% of the city's population vanished. Use a powerful arsenal of spectral abilities to fight the paranormal threat and unravel the mystery behind the mass disappearance.

Media (New - Old)
Gameplay Reveal | E3 Teaser

Release Date
Xbox & PC: 11th November 2022

Genre
RPG

About
In this next generation role-playing game set amongst the stars, create any character you want and explore with unparalleled freedom as you embark on an epic journey to answer humanity’s greatest mystery.

Media (New - Old)
Teaser Trailer 

Release Date
Xbox & PC: TBD

Genre
TBA

About
The standalone adventure starring the legendary archaeologist will tell a wholly original tale set at the height of the career of the famed adventurer.

Media (New - Old)
Teaser Trailer

Release Date
Xbox & PC: TBD

Genre
Action RPG

About
Currently in pre-production at Bethesda Game Studios, the acclaimed developers of Skyrim and Fallout 4. The highly-anticipated next chapter in the iconic The Elder Scrolls series.

Media (New - Old)
Announcement Teaser

Full Release Schedule (Including 3rd Party)

Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 04 July 2021

Xbox Live Gamertags

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Polls, Tournaments & Bets

2020 Polls 2021 Polls 2021 Bets

Game of the Year Awards

Xbox Empire: GOTY 2015 Results Xbox Empire: GOTY 2016 Results Xbox Empire: GOTY 2017 Results Xbox Empire: GOTY 2018 Results
Xbox Empire: GOTY 2019 Results Xbox Empire: GOTY 2020 Results

Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 14 September 2021

Led by Matt Booty

Location: Washington.

Studio Head: Bonnie Ross
Directors: Joseph Staten, Pierre Hintze

Size: 571

Upcoming Projects
Halo Infinite

Location: Vancouver.

Studio Head: Mike Crump
Director: Matt Searcy

Size: 195

Upcoming Projects
Gears of War 6
New IP (Rumour #1)

Location: California.

Studio Head: Darrell Gallagher

Size: 75

Upcoming Projects
Perfect Dark

Location: Washington.

Studio Head: Alan Hartman
Director: Dan Greenawalt

Size: 164

Upcoming Projects
Forza Motorsport Reboot

Location: Leamington Spa St Albans.

Studio Head: Gavin Raeburn
Director: Ralph Fulton

Size: 314

Upcoming Projects
Forza Horizon 5
Fable

Location: Leicestershire.

Studio Head: Craig Duncan
Directors: Gregg Mayles, Mike Chapman

Size: 264

Upcoming Projects
Everwild

Location: California.

Studio Head: Feargus Urquhart
Directors: Tim Cain, Leonard Boyarsky, Josh Sawyer, Chris Parker, Carrie Patel, Brandon Adler, Adam Brennecke

Size: 233

Upcoming Projects
Grounded
Avowed
The Outer Worlds 2
Project Missouri (#1)

Location: California Louisiana.

Studio Head: Brian Fargo
Directors: Chad Moore, David Rogers

Size: 109

Upcoming Projects
Project Cobalt (#1)

Location: Cambridge.

Studio Head: Dom Matthews
Directors: Tameem Antoniades, Stephen Stanyon

Size: 150 (Source)

Upcoming Projects
Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
Project Mara

Location: Washington.

Studio Head: Philip Holt

Size: 97

Upcoming Projects
State of Decay 3

Location: California.

Studio Head: Tim Schafer

Size: 81

Upcoming Projects
Online Multiplayer Game (#1)

Location: Montreal.

Studio Head: Guillaume Provost
Director: David Sears

Size: 69

Upcoming Projects
New IP

Location: Stockholm.

Studio Head: Helen Chiang
Directors: Agnes Larsson, Mans Olson

Size: 660

Upcoming Projects
Minecraft Spinoff (#1)
Minecraft Spinoff (#2)

Location: Washington.

Studio Head: Shannon Loftis
Director: Adam Isgreen

Size: ~40

Upcoming Projects
Age of Empires IV
Unannounced Titles (#1)

Location: Washington.

Studio Head: Peter Wyse

Size: ~100

Upcoming Projects
As Dusk Falls
Contraband
Project Indus (#1)
Project Dragon (#1)
Kojima Productions IP (#1)
Project Shaolin (#1)
Project Belfry (#1)
Project PaxDei (#1)

Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 27 October 2021

Led by James Altman

Location: Maryland Austin Dallas Montreal.

Studio Head: Ashley Cheng
Director: Todd Howard

Size: 380

Upcoming Projects
Starfield
The Elder Scrolls VI

Location: Baltimore.

Studio Head: Matt Firor
Directors: Rich Lambert, Ben Jones

Size: 448

Upcoming Projects
AAA New IP (#1)

Location: Dallas Frankfurt.

Studio Head: Marty Stratton
Director: Hugo Martin

Size: 276

Upcoming Projects
TBA

Location: Uppsala.

Studio Head: ?
Director: ?

Size: 128

Upcoming Projects
Indiana Jones
Unannounced Project (#1)

Location: Lyon Austin.

Studio Head: ?
Directors: 
Harvey Smith, Ricardo Bare, Dinga Bakaba

Size: 255

Upcoming Projects
Deathloop
Redfall

Location: Tokyo.

Key Staff: Shinji Mikami (Founder) Hidetoshi Yokota (Studio Director) Kenji Kimura (Game Director)

Size: ~100

Upcoming Projects
Ghostwire: Tokyo
John Johanas Project (#1)
Third Project (#1)

 

 

Location: Madison.

Key Staff: Chris Rhinehart (Creative Director)

Size: ~23

Upcoming Projects
TBA

Location: Halifax.

Key Staff: Shawn Woods (Studio Director) Jeff Cameron (Studio Director)

Size: 16

Upcoming Projects
Mighty Doom

 

Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 27 October 2021

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Happy New Year/New Decade Xbots, Thread Open!

Context: In case it comes up, why the new thread? A few months back I had the idea of recreating Xbox Empire in a new thread to align with the start of the new generation, a fresh start for Xbox Empire while also putting behind ourselves the negative aspects of Gen 8 (There were a lot).

We had decided as a thread we would open it once Series X (Anaconda at the time) was revealed, which ended up getting revealed earlier than expect so instead I just decided to wait until the new year, cause what better time?

Future of Xbox is looking great and hopefully we'll build up a lot of hype in the run up to Series X launch, hopefully a much more positive and optimistic Empire this time around.

Credit to @OTBWY for the title banner! Don't forget to use the 'Subscribe to Thread' button at the top to keep track of the thread. The 'Shortcuts' for anything useful I may pin inside. Also if you want, as I'm restarting the Gamertag section, stick your Gamertags in the bottom of your comments for me to add.

Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 01 January 2020

Happy 2020! Great work @Ryuu96 for getting this new Xbox Empire thread live as the current generation winds down and the next one is now less than a year away. Great job @OTBWY on the new banner. I might have to hit you up for a banner or two for the sales articles I do, if you'd be interested. 

2020 is looking like a great year for Xbox Game Studios, with so many new releases. 



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YoutubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Writer of the Gap Charts | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features, as well as daily news on the Video Game Industry.

Damn what a pretty thread :o

Nice work Ryuu and OTBWY



Thanks lads. Excited for the upcoming gen of Xbox. Keep the hype going!



trunkswd said:

Happy 2020! Great work @Ryuu96 for getting this new Xbox Empire thread live as the current generation winds down and the next one is now less than a year away. Great job @OTBWY on the new banner. I might have to hit you up for a banner or two for the sales articles I do, if you'd be interested. 

2020 is looking like a great year for Xbox Game Studios, with so many new releases. 

I'm (almost) always available on Discord. You know where to find me :)