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Rumor: Xbox Has Greenlit the Next Game From Ninja Theory

Rumor: Xbox Has Greenlit the Next Game From Ninja Theory - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 20 May 2024 / 1,907 Views

Ninja Theory will be releasing its next game - Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 - tomorrow, and Windows Central is reporting the next game from the studio has already been greenlit.

This new game is not the already announced Project Mara and the information comes from multiple sources. There are also no plans for Microsoft to shut down Ninja Theory.

There has been speculation that Microsoft would shut down Ninja Theory as it is a smaller developer owned by Xbox that is releasing its next game. This is due to Microsoft shutting down three  shutting down three studios at Bethesda - Arkane Austin, Tango Gameworks, and Alpha Dog Studios - earlier this month.

There was another report that Xbox is planning more cuts and is "offering voluntary severance agreements to producers, quality assurance testers and other staff at ZeniMax."

Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 will launch for the Xbox Series X|S, PC via Steam and Microsoft Store, and Xbox Game Pass on May 21 for $49.99.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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14 Comments
LivncA_Dis3 (on 20 May 2024)

We will see if they are true after a couple of days lol

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Bandorr (on 21 May 2024)

I wonder what the cost for this game was. If it cost more, but reviews worse I'd be worried for the studio.

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Mozart1511 (on 22 May 2024)

It's a shame Microsoft games have so many haters. The games are released on game pass and on various platforms. I don't see the "why" of so much hate...

In the past, people cared about playing games, instead of fighting console wars. In my opinion, the game came with great graphics, excellent sounds, a short but well-told story and, finally, well optimized (despite being at 30 FPS, but that's what matters least to me, because what's the point of a game with 4K and 120 FPS with a generic and poor quality story?).

What people want to differentiate the XBox is a console full of games, but for that to happen, Microsoft would have to adopt the same strategy as Sony, which is to "sabotage" the competitor... it has economic power, but I think This would not be healthy for the gaming industry, as imagine having a big tech company fully subsidizing your console, paying for exclusivity for Resident Evil, GTA VI and other famous franchises from third party studios, in addition, imagine leaving several franchises from first party studios exclusive. party and continue buying studios? She can do it all! Sometimes I think flame war wants to see this instead of games.

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TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 21 May 2024)

Project Mara wasn't greenlit?

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Brimac19 (on 21 May 2024)

The need to stop pushing graphics and actually put some gameplay in their games.

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Brimac19 (on 21 May 2024)

But greenlit doesn’t necessarily mean it will make it to the finish line. I guess we’ll know in 5 to 7 years?

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Esparadrapo (on 21 May 2024)

How bleak must be the state of affairs at Xbox for a rumor of a studio "not shutting down" to make onto the news.

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Runa216 (on 20 May 2024)

Well that's a nice subversion of expectations. I figured they'd shutter the company after HEllblade 'failed to meet expectations' despite it probably being an excellent game due to no advertisement or reviews or pre-release hype.

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JRPGfan Runa216 (on 20 May 2024)

wasn't a new ghostwire tokyo greenlit as well.... and it still got closed down.

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smroadkill15 JRPGfan (on 21 May 2024)

No

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Bandorr smroadkill15 (on 21 May 2024)

Why just no? Why bother posting if you are just going to use so very little letters. If you are in that much of a hurry then just post later.

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smroadkill15 Bandorr (on 21 May 2024)

I was saying no to TGW2 being greenlit and it was only ever a rumor, like you said. We never heard another word past that. What we know about both Arkane Austin and Tango is neither had anything in active development. Tango wanted to pitch a sequel to Hifi Rush.

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Bandorr JRPGfan (on 21 May 2024)

My googling doesn't show that it was green lit, but rumored yes. FY24E,
I'm not sure how accurate the image is though seeing as I don't think any of this actually came about.

IE no oblivion remaster, I don't recall any DOOM stuff etc.
https://www.reddit.com/r/GhostwireTokyo/comments/16mifnx/looks_like_we_are_getting_a_ghostwire_sequel_in/#lightbox

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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 21 May 2024)

Sure it is.... In a couple of weeks we will see....

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