Microsoft Game Studios head honcho Phil Spencer had a few interesting details to share today on Twitter, mentioning multiple unannounced games, including Japanese ones:
This week had unannounced in playing builds, conversation in Japanese. Can’t wait to announce these guys.
Before you hear “Japanese” and you think Shenmue, that’s very unlikely, as Spencer himself specified.
Honestly best path is to convince Sega. They own IP, they have best business case for the game, it’s theirs.
He also mentioned that something is brewing on the Age of Mythology front as well, even if it’s just in the concept phase:
Things are good, thanks for asking. AoM is a good game. We doing some concept work with Age right now. Nothing concrete yet.
Personally, I liked Age of Mythology quite a lot, but I have to say that my attention is diverted when I hear “Japanese Games.” Setting Shenmue aside, I’m quite curious if they’ll be new IP or the revival of some glorious past franchise.