According to internal Microsoft documents, IO Interactive’s upcoming online fantasy RPG will very likely be an Xbox exclusive.
The evidence currently presented FTC v. Microsoft Trial Surrounding the Activision-Blizzard acquisition, one particular document details Xbox’s investigation into potential acquisitions of a number of companies, including Hitman developer IO Interactive. A page listing “anticipated and previously shipped games” states that IOI is working on his RPG shooter game called “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. Although never formally associated with IOI, Fantasy RPG announced earlier this yearit seems unlikely that the studio would develop two fantasy RPGs simultaneously alongside its work. Upcoming James Bond games. 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 have been revealed about IO Interactive’s fantasy RPG, 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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