Microsoft Leak Shows Dishonored 3, Oblivion Remaster, and More

A mishap in the Federal Trade Commission's legal battle with Microsoft has revealed a trove of unredacted internal emails revealing all sorts of Microsoft's plans, both past and future. The FTC has denied it is responsible for the leak. Details revealed include plans for new Xbox hardware and previous discussions of possible acquisition targets, including Valve and Nintendo. The Verge has coverage of the leaks, digging into the specifics in several cases. In addition to plans for a new refreshed disc-less Xbox Series X|S, the mails also reveal a vision for a new Xbox in 2028 bringing "cloud hybrid games." For PC gamers, this article discusses the revelation of projects in the works at ZeniMax Media when Microsoft acquired the company in 2020. Here's word:
Before it was acquired by Microsoft, ZeniMax Media, the parent company of studios like Bethesda Game Studios and id Software, was working on remasters of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Fallout 3, and a new entry in the Doom franchise, according to new documents revealed as part of FTC v. Microsoft. The games were included in a July 2020 Microsoft presentation about the then-potential ZeniMax acquisition.

Unannounced games in the presentation include:

  • The Oblivion remaster (originally set for fiscal year 2022)
  • Doom Year Zero and DLC (fiscal year 2023) and a second set of DLC (fiscal year 2024)
  • The Fallout 3 remaster (fiscal year 2024)
  • A sequel to Ghostwire: Tokyo (fiscal year 2024)
  • Dishonored 3 (fiscal year 2024)

There are also a number of titles for console / PC without specific names, including:

  • The Indiana Jones game (which we have known about for awhile and was originally scheduled for fiscal year 2022)
  • Project Kestrel (fiscal year 2023) and an expansion (fiscal year 2024)
  • Project Platinum
  • A vaguely-named “licensed IP game”