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Welcome to the new Xbox Empire! Version 4.0!

Previous iterations of this thread include Xbox Empire 3.0 under me which had over 30,000 comments before the comment nuking of 2022. Xbox Empire 2.0 which was formerly known as "Republic of Xbox" and ran by Shikamaru317 before handing it over to me, it ended its run at 28,061 posts. Finally, the original Xbox Empire ran by Jaywood2010 which ended its run at 84,551 posts.

This thread like Club NintendoPlayStation Nation and Carzy Zarx's PC Gaming Emporium will serve as a hub to discuss all things related to its respective platform (Xbox) and a community for all sorts of Xbox fans whether you play on Xbox, PC, Mobile, xCloud, etc. Wherever you play, I hope you enjoy your time in this thread and we can create a real community.

Contents

Post #1 - Recent News & Upcoming Xbox Game Studios Projects.
Post #2 - Upcoming Bethesda Game Studios Projects.
Post #3 - Reserved.

Post #4 - Xbox Game Studios.
Post #5 - Bethesda Softworks.
Post #6 - Reserved.

Posts #7 - Extra: Polls & Bets, Film & TV Projects.

News

Games

Services

*Store Page Hyperlinked in Images.
*Media in Order from Newest to Oldest

Release Date: November 15th, 2022 (Xbox & PC).

Genre: Role-Playing.

Media: Announcement Trailer

Release Date: Spring 2023 (Xbox & PC).

Genre: Action-Strategy.

Media: The Piglin Rampage Begins | Fiery Foes | Announcement Trailer

Release Date: Early 2023 (PC Only).

Genre: Turn-Based Strategy.

Media: Announcement Trailer

Release Date: Spring 2023 (Xbox & PC).

Genre: Racing.

Media: Gameplay Demo | Official Trailer | Announcement Trailer

Release Date: 2023 (Xbox Port).

Genre: Real-Time Strategy.

Media: Announce Trailer

Release Date: TBA (PC).

Genre: Real-Time Strategy.

Media: Announce Trailer

Release Date: TBA (Xbox & PC).

Genre: Psychological Horror.

Media: Teaser Trailer

Release Date: TBA (Xbox & PC).

Genre: Open World, Action-Adventure.

Media: Announcement Trailer

Release Date: TBA (Xbox & PC).

Genre: Action-Adventure

Media: Gameplay Reveal | A Saga in the Making | Announcement Trailer

Release Date: TBA (Xbox & PC)

Genre: First-Person RPG

Media: Reveal Trailer

Release Date: TBA (Xbox & PC).

Genre: FPS Action-Adventure

Media: Announcement Trailer

Release Date: TBA (Xbox & PC).

Genre: Action RPG

Media: Announcement Trailer

Release Date: TBA (Xbox & PC).

Genre: Survival Horror

Media: Announcement Trailer

Release Date: TBA (Xbox & PC)

Genre: First-Person RPG

Media: Announcement Trailer

Release Date: TBA

Genre: Adventure

Media: Eternals Trailer | Announcement Trailer

Release Date: TBA

Genre: Unknown

Media: N/A

Full Release Schedule (Including 3rd Party)

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Around the Network

*Store Page Hyperlinked in Images.
*Media in Order from Newest to Oldest

Release Date: Early 2023 (Xbox & PC).

Genre: Open-World FPS

Media: Into the Night | Gameplay Reveal | Welcome to Redfall | Announcement Trailer 

Release Date: March 25th, 2023 (Xbox).

Genre: Action-Adventure

Media: Gameplay Reveal | E3 Teaser

Release Date: Early 2023 (Xbox & PC).

Genre: RPG

Media: Gameplay Reveal | Teaser Trailer 

Release Date: TBA (Xbox & PC).

Genre: TBA

Media: Teaser Trailer

Release Date: TBA (Xbox & PC).

Genre: Action RPG

Media: Announcement Teaser

Full Release Schedule (Including 3rd Party)

Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 10 November 2022

Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 10 November 2022

Head of Xbox Game Studios: Matt Booty.

SH = Studio Head.
D = Director (Game and/or Creative).

Headquarters: Redmond, Washington.

Employees: 527

Key People: Pierre Hintze (SH), Joseph Staten (D).

Projects & Rumours
Halo Infinite (Ongoing).
Halo Infinite: Tatanka (Rumour).
Halo Spinoff (Rumour).

Headquarters: Vancouver, Canada.

Employees: 191

Key People: Mike Crump (SH), Matt Searcy (D).

Projects & Rumours
Gears of War 6.
New IP (Rumour).

Headquarters: Santa Monica, California.

Employees: 49

Key People: Darrell Gallagher (SH).

Projects & Rumours
Perfect Dark.

Headquarters: Redmond, Washington.

Employees: 200

Key People: Alan Hartman (SH), Dan Greenawalt (D).

Projects & Rumours
Forza Motorsport.

Headquarters: Leamington Spa, England.

Employees: 381

Key People: Trevor Williams (SH), Ralph Fulton (D).

Projects & Rumours
Fable.

Headquarters: Twycross, England.

Employees: 286

Key People: Craig Duncan (SH), Gregg Mayles (D).

Projects & Rumours
Sea of Thieves (Ongoing).
Goldeneye HD.
Everwild.

Headquarters: Irvine, California.

Employees: 282

Key People: Feargus Urquhart (SH), Josh Sawyer (D), Leonard Boyarsky (D), Tim Cain (D).

Projects & Rumours
Pentiment.
Avowed.
The Outer Worlds 2.

Headquarters: Tustin, California.

Employees: 116

Key People: Brian Fargo (SH), Chad Moore (D).

Projects & Rumours
Project Cobalt: AAA New IP (Source).

Headquarters: Cambridge, England.

Employees: 136.

Key People: Dom Matthews (SH), Tameem Antoniades (D).

Projects & Rumours
Senua's Saga: Hellblade II.
Project Mara.

Headquarters: Seattle, Washington.

Employees: 129

Key People: Phillip Holt (SH).

Projects & Rumours
State of Decay 2 (Ongoing).
State of Decay 3.

Headquarters: San Francisco, California.

Employees: 78

Key People: Tim Schafer (SH).

Projects & Rumours
Multiple New Projects (Source)

Headquarters: Montreal, Canada.

Employees: 91

Key People: Guillaume Provost (SH), David Sears (D).

Projects & Rumours
Project Midnight (Rumour).

Headquarters: Stockholm, Sweden.

Employees: 925

Key People: Helen Chiang (SH), Agnes Larsson (D).

Projects & Rumours
Minecraft (Ongoing).
Minecraft Legends.
Minecraft Spinoff (Source).

Headquarters: Redmond, Washington.

Employees: 40+

Key People: Michael Mann (SH), Adam Isgreen (D).

Projects & Rumours
Age of Empires IV (Ongoing).
Age of Mythology Retold.
Unannounced Titles (Source).

Headquarters: Redmond, Washington.

Employees: 148

Key People: Peter Wyse (SH).

Projects & Rumours
Ara: History Untold.
Contraband.
Kojima Productions.
Project Dragon (Rumour).
Project Shaolin (Rumour).
Project Belfry (Rumour).
Project Suerte (Rumour).

*Employees According to Linkedin.

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Senior Vice President of Development: Todd Vaughn
Director of Publishing Operations: James Altman

SH = Studio Head.
D = Director (Game or Creative).

Headquarters: Rockville, Maryland.

Employees: 441

Key People: Ashley Cheng (SH), Todd Howard (D).

Projects & Rumours
Starfield.
The Elder Scrolls VI.

Headquarters: Hunt Valley, Maryland.

Employees: 521

Key People: Matt Firor (SH), Rich Lambert (D), Ben Jones (D).

Projects & Rumours
The Elder Scrolls Online (Ongoing).
AAA New IP (Source).

Headquarters: Richardson, Texas.

Employees: 304

Key People: Marty Stratton (SH), Hugo Martin (D).

Projects & Rumours
TBA.

Headquarters: Uppsala, Sweden.

Employees: 158

Key People: Axel Torvenius (D). 

Projects & Rumours
Indiana Jones.
Unannounced Project (Source).

Headquarters: Lyon, France & Austin, Texas.

Employees: 270

Key People: Dinga Bakaba (SH & D), Harvey Smith (SH & D).

Projects & Rumours
Redfall.

Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan.

Employees: 100+

Key People: Shinji Mikami (SH), Kenji Kimura (D), John Johanas (D).

Projects & Rumours
Ghostwire: Tokyo.
John Johanas Project (Source).
Smaller Project (Source).

Headquarters: 

Employees: Unknown

Key People: Chris Rhinehart (D).

Projects & Rumours
TBA.

Headquarters: Halifax, Canada.

Employees: 24

Key People: Shawn Woods (D), Jeff Cameron (D).

Projects & Rumours
TBA.

*Employees According to Linkedin.

Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 10 November 2022

Around the Network

Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 10 November 2022

Films & TV

Halo TV Show - Paramount Plus - Live Action - Active.

Fallout TV Show - Amazon Prime - Live Action - Production.

Minecraft Film - Warner Bros - Animated - Production.

Grounded TV Show - Unknown - Animated - Preproduction.

Gears of War Film - Netflix - Live Action - Preproduction.

Gears of War TV Show - Netflix - Animated - Preproduction.

Polls & Bets - Pending Restore.

2020 2021 2022

Game of the Year Awards - Pending Restore.

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 Xbox Empire: GOTY 2021 Results

Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 10 November 2022

Welcome to Xbox Empire V4!

I hope you all enjoy your time in here and we can make this version even more successful than the previous versions. I may have missed some things in creating the thread so feel free to point stuff out that I've missed, I have a few minor things left that I have to do but it's mostly done, and I wanted it open early.

I've made a few slight tweaks to streamline it from the previous version of the thread but it's mostly the same and I've fully restored what was lost from the previous thread with help from Bandorr.

Now all go enjoy yourselves! Empire is back!

What Are the Reserved Posts For?

They'll be for Activision-Blizzard-King if the deal goes through, if it doesn't then I'll either try to delete them, figure out another use for them or simply wait for Microsoft to acquire another publisher, though I have high confidence in the ABK deal passing. Microsoft is really making this a lot of work for me, Lol.

Pending Restore?

I had an archive of polls and bets that I used to track what ones I've done and their results, I also had an archive for the Xbox Empire GOTY tournament results, I'm still waiting on the site restore to bring those back so for now they link to nothing. Hopefully we can get them restored eventually, especially the polls, because I can barely remember what polls we've already done.

Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 26 November 2022

Dat new thread smell



Maybe I'll be more active in this one like the good ol' days.