Xbox chief Phil Spencer recently said on the Major Nelson podcast that Microsoft might be delaying Xbox One game launches next year purposefully. The reason is because too many game titles are expected to be released in the same time period. Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Quantum Break and Crackdown 3 are some of the games that might be released next fall.
“Looking at production schedules and how things are lining up, next fall is just crazy.”
“I mean, this fall from a 1st-party/3rd-party standpoint is great. Next fall, honestly it’s not hype at all – I honestly don’t know that we can actually ship all the stuff that thinks it’s trying to ship next fall.
“It just might be too crowded and we might purposely try to move some things out to spread it. You have to [give them some breathing room], you have to do that.”
Source: MCV UK