Xbox One post-launch games look strong says Spencer, Halo tease dropped

Thursday, 21st November 2013 11:23 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One is out tomorrow, November 22, and while little has been announced for Microsoft’s post-launch release schedule, Phil Spencer has teased that gamers have little to worry about. Also, what’s this about the new Halo Phil?

It follows freshly published Ryse: Son of Rome reviews. As you can see from our round-up, it’s not been scoring all that well.

Speaking with Polygon, Microsoft Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer touted the company’s post-launch slate. He said, “Rolling into the next holiday, we haven’t announced everything that’s coming yet. But that lineup from first party also looks strong. I don’t mind saying that on 360, I think we had a gap. We had our launch lineup … and a couple Japanese games, but in that first half of the following year, we were a little dry from a first-party standpoint.

“But I look at the next 18 to 24 months, and really on a month by month basis, you’re going to have something you can go out and play. It’s not really a portfolio plan that way, but when I look at the way the portfolio is laying out … I think people are going to be happy with the lineup that’s coming. And I haven’t even mentioned when Halo is coming or some of the big mega franchises.”

So a new Halo within the next 24 months then, or is Spencer referring to Halo: Spartan Assault? Let us know below.

There’s also post-launch titles like Quantum Break, D4 and third-parties like The Elder Scrolls Online, Destiny and Titanfall to look forward to.

Via OXM.



  1. Kieran

    Wouldnt suprise if it was a new halo going to be announced soonish because sony have uncharted 4. The last guardian and the order big games microsoft need a big tease when it comes to holding peoples interest to the x1

    #1 1 year ago
  2. f1r3storm

    A new Halo game? They have a new Halo game announced.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. mistermogul

    There’s no way I’m buying into X1 yet. Phil doesn’t sound very convincing here!

    “I think we had a gap.” You mean like the 3 year Kinect-game gap?

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Xbone

    When I see this picture, it always reminds me of this:×250/43038221.jpg

    #4 1 year ago
  5. monkeygourmet


    (Gruff voice) “Gaps? Don’t talk to me about ‘gaps’…”

    -Wii U owner

    #5 1 year ago
  6. fengato

    Pachter kept on referencing a new Halo coming soon in 2014 (in a Bonus Round episode). He might have been confused (or talking about the tablet game), but it will be interesting to see what they have up their sleeves.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. mistermogul

    @5 – lol, yeah I know that gap very well!

    (currently waiting for Mario 3D Land, last Wii U game Mario Bros Nov 12!)

    #7 1 year ago
  8. tmac2011

    lol is he serious? right now there are no games i want for next gen YO

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    I’d much rather know what those games are than simply be told they exist.

    The proof is in the pudding, as they sad.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. TheBlackHole

    “or some of the big mega franchises.”

    Gears of W4R?

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Djoenz

    Gears of W4R I definitely wanna play that. I hope a buddy of mine gets a Xbox One so I can play without buying the console.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. mistermogul

    @9 – Exactly I agree. I think MS should come clean about what some of these games are because apart from Halo/Titanfall there doesn’t seem to be much on the x1 horizon…

    #12 1 year ago
  13. zoopdeloop

    “But that lineup from first party also looks strong”

    first party?what???

    #13 1 year ago
  14. bradk825

    If Halo goes next-gen only, it’ll seriously boost console sales. If they want to gain ground on hardware, that’s what they should do.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. mistermogul

    @15 – yeah true forgot about those… :)

    #15 1 year ago

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