It's been clear for quite some time now that the teams at Xbox Game Studios have been focusing on the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S for development on new titles such as Redfall, Starfield, Forza Motorsport and many others — although the likes of Minecraft Legends and Pentiment have still made their way to Xbox One as well.
However, speaking in a recent interview with Axios, Xbox Game Studios boss Matt Booty confirmed that none of Xbox's internal studios are working on new games for Xbox One anymore, choosing to focus on the new consoles instead.
"We’ve moved on to Gen 9." - Matt Booty, Head of Xbox Game Studios
So, what does the future look like for Xbox One development at Microsoft? Booty says that work is still ongoing for existing games on the platform such as Minecraft, while newer titles will remain playable on Xbox One via Xbox Cloud Gaming which Booty highlights as a key way to "maintain support" going forward.
Of course, many third-party developers are still making games for Xbox One as well, so it feels like the console still has plenty of life left in it — especially considering the "Top Paid" games on Xbox are often the Xbox One versions rather than their Xbox Series X|S counterparts! If you want to play Xbox's first-party games (natively) in the future though, it's probably about time you invested in an Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S or PC.