Xbox has made it clear that its commitment to the next generation will seek to strengthen the first-party sector. Although Xbox Game Studios already has an interesting number of development teams. There are more surprises on the way and one of them is the one being formed in The Initiative, the new studio of the brand. As you know, this group is a true Dream Team and it was recently revealed that the creative designer has joined their ranks, who worked on very important PS4 titles like The Last of Us 2 and Uncharted 4.
According to the LinkedIn profile of Sylvia Chambers. It seems to be confirmed that she’s already part of The Initiative. Microsoft’s first-party studio working on a new installment and who, it is rumored, is in charge of the return of Perfect Dark. The history of Sylvia Chambers in the industry includes her participation in Battlefield V, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and The Last Of Us 2, one of the most important games on PlayStation 4.
As you know, The Initiative has not hesitated to add creatives to its ranks who have participated in games of the caliber of God of War, Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2, to name a few. We are referring to Erik Jakobsen, an artist who worked in the environments of God of War. According to the details, Jakobsen joined The Initiative last year. His role in the studio is unknown, but he will certainly contribute his talent to developing ambitious titles.
So The Initiative already has top talented creatives, so there are high expectations for their first game. For now, we don’t know anything about the next title of God of War. But it is a fact that its first details will be revealed this year.
In any case, this has led us to think that the new IP that is being created in this studio points towards the largest AAA in recent years. Not uncommon as it is one of the pillars of Xbox for the next generation.