The listing released tonight was part of an internal Microsoft document from July 2020 that also included a proposal to acquire Bethesda’s parent company, ZeniMax Media. In fact, its purchase was announced two months later.
A slide from ZeniMax’s presentation lists a slew of games and DLC that were originally planned for release before the end of fiscal year 2024.
Among them are noted as already released Ghostwire: Tokyo, Redfall, and Starfield, confirmed but remaining without official dates The Elder Scrolls VI and a project about Indiana Jones, as well as several unannounced titles, including a new part of DOOM called DOOM Year Zero. It was expected to be released in fiscal year 2023 and then receive two expansions – one in the year of release and the other in 2024.
A couple of other games on the list that have not yet been announced are Dishonored 3 and Ghostwire: Tokyo 2 . It also includes remasters of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion ( rumored to be handled by Virtuos Games ) and Fallout 3 , a third-party licensed game, and several codenamed projects ( Project Hibiki , Project Kestrel , and Project Platinum ).
It should be noted that this plan was most likely drawn up before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, which greatly delayed the development of most of the listed titles . For example, it states that Starfield will be released before the end of June 2021, but in reality this happened more than two years later. In addition, plans could have changed a lot in three years and it is possible that some of these games were canceled altogether.