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Xbox Does Not Mandate Every Game to be a Live Service

3 monthes ago   |   By VG Chartz

While several games from Xbox Game Studios are live services with new content being added over a period of months and years, there is no mandate that every first-party game from Xbox has to be live service.
Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty in an interview with The Guardian said that the success of Minecraft and Sea of Thieves doesn't mean every game it is publishing has to be constantly evolving.
"We don't have any direction or mandate that says every game has to be an ongoing, sustained game," said Booty.
"Take Psychonauts : there might be a Psychonauts 3 , but I'm not going to tell Tim...
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Xbox Game Studios Not Mandating Every Game to be Live Service

Xbox Game Studios Not Mandating Every Game to be Live Service

3 monthes ago   |   By Gaming Bolt

Despite numerous high-profile failures in the live service genre, many companies continue to pursue the model in some form or fashion. Xbox Game Studios is in an advantageous position with live service titles like Sea of Thieves and even Fallout 76 performing quite well. But that doesn't meant it's in a hurry to have every game be an “ongoing, sustained game” as per Matt Booty.
The Xbox Game Studios head told The Guardian that, “We don't have any direction or mandate that says every game has to be an ongoing, sustained game.” Psychonauts , which has a sequel out on August 25th , and Double...
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