Resident Evil creator announces new Xbox game
During the Xbox live stream that took place as part of the Tokyo Game Show 2021 Online, Xbox director Phil Spencer was sure to highlight the importance of Japan as a growing market for the division. Microsoft’s Xbox.
Spencer invited Shinji Mikami, creator of Resident Evil and founder of Tango GameWorks, to discuss with him the future of their new partnership and the importance of nurturing new talented people into the industry. Mikami then explained that the director of The Evil Within 2, John Johanas was “working hard on a new game”.
He didn’t provide any further details, but we can basically expect the next version of Tango GameWorks to be something spooky, stepping out of the history of previous studio releases.
You can watch this segment in the video below (around 5:00 p.m.):
Who is John Johanas at Tango GameWorks?
John Johanas worked as a designer on the base game for The Evil Within. He also wrote and produced two DLC packs for the game titled The Assignment and The Consequence. Johanas continued his role as game director for The Evil Within 2.
Does Tango GameWorks still work on Ghostwire Tokyo?
Yes, Tango GameWorks is still the studio working on Ghostwire Tokyo, a timed exclusive for PlayStation 5. It’s not uncommon for game development studios to have multiple teams and multiple projects underway at once. Small studios sometimes start working on their next game as well, as titles that are about to be released begin to complete their development process and the focus is more on polish and quality assurance than on design and active development.
Will the new Tango GameWorks games be exclusive to Xbox?
Tango GameWorks is one of the Bethesda-owned studios that joined the Xbox Game Studios family after Microsoft purchased ZeniMax Media Inc. in 2020.
It is very likely that the Tango GameWorks projects after Ghostwire Tokyo will be exclusive to the platforms on which Microsoft publishes its first board games. At the moment, that means Xbox consoles, computers running Microsoft Windows, and mobile devices that support Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud). This is similar to Arkane Studios, which recently released Deathloop.
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