In the world of Xbox Game Studios, it can be easy to forget Compulsion Games, the team behind We Happy Few, is part of that roster. But it is, and they're hard at work on their next title, whatever it may be. Being a first-party studio, their next game will be hitting Xbox Game Pass day one, which the developer says has a "positive" impact on their game.
In a translated interview with Xbox Squad, Compulsion Games head of press relations Naila Hadjas spoke about the studio acquisition. When asked if the next game being integrated into Xbox Game Pass had an impact on development, Hadjas said it does, but a positive one.
"No, no negative impact. Positive, yes. We want as many people as ever to be able to access our games. On We Happy Few for example, at first we were going to release it only on Steam, and little by little, we added it on [email protected] and then Playstation at the same time. What we really want is for people to be able to play our game. The fact that it's on Game Pass means that more people will be able to play it. There is not really a negative side."
The comments echo what other developers have said. In a recent interview with us, the team behind the upcoming indie title Replaced said studios "should grab this opportunity and never look back".
Hadjas did go on to say there was a negative impact developing a game between Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, claiming there's "a lot of technical constraints".
"The only thing that can negatively impact is when studios make versions on several consoles. For example Xbox One and Series. There are a lot of technical constraints. It is a version of the game that must roll on both even if they do not have the same power."
As for what Compulsion Games' next title is, it's all been kept pretty quiet right now. All we know is that it will be a third-person game, with a heavy emphasis on narrative. Until we learn more, you can play We Happy Few in Xbox Game Pass today, a great choice if you're a fan of games such as BioShock.
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