Xbox grows its roster of Japanese games “every day”


Xbox is growing its roster of Japanese games “every day” according to Phil Spencer.

As first reported by IGN, Xbox boss Phil Spencer appeared during the company’s presentation at the Tokyo Game Show 2021 to comment on Xbox’s push for more games made in Japan. “We are working with Japanese publishers every day to increase our range of Japanese games on Xbox. We know this is really important to fans and customers on Xbox,” Spencer said during the presentation.

Elsewhere in the storefront, Spencer said there are over 100 games developed in Japan currently available on the extensive Xbox Game Pass roster. Spencer also announced that Xbox’s push into cloud gaming through Xbox Game Pass will begin in Japan next week on October 5.

These comments came from a question posed to Spencer by none other than Tango Gameworks director Shinji Mikami, who appeared alongside Spencer during the presentation. The Resident Evil co-creator joined the Xbox Tokyo Game Show 2021 presentation not only to ask Spencer questions, but also to casually announce that a second game is in development at Tango Gameworks.

Aside from Ghostwire: Tokyo, slated for launch in early 2022 as a timed PS5 exclusive, Tango is busy working on a second project. This unannounced game is directed by John Johanas, who initially took over as game director from Mikami after the original Evil Within to helm the brilliant sequel. We’ll have to wait a bit to see what Johanas cooks up, but it’s an exciting prospect nonetheless.

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