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A new Xbox exclusive could be on the way from The Banner Saga devs

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The Banner Saga developer Stoic Studios is reportedly working on an Xbox exclusive.

The new details emerged primarily from journalist Jeff Grubb's show on GiantBomb, where the reporter claimed knowledge of a new Xbox exclusive in development from The Banner Saga dev Stoic Studios. This was then largely corroborated by a following report from Windows Central, which also claimed knowledge of the new project.

What's emerged from the two reports are claims of "side-scrolling brawling combat" in the new Xbox exclusive, allegedly similar in style to that of Dragon's Crown. Additionally, Grubb in particular claims that the art style of Stoic's new exclusive carries similarities to Studio Ghibli classic Princess Mononoke.

The game is currently going by the name of "Project Belfry" according to the two reports, and this will allegedly function as "some sort of base for crafting and upgrades." While the Windows Central report claimed past knowledge of an Xbox exclusive in development at Stoic Studios, it wasn't until the new claims from Grubb that a clearer picture began to emerge.

While you wait for Project Belfry to materialize though, you'll want to go and play all three games in The Banner Saga. Stoic's trilogy is an astounding epic adventure, featuring tactical turn-based combat and decision-making that'll make you fret over the consequences of your every move. While The Banner Saga was previously available on Xbox Game Pass, it's unfortunately now been taken off the subscription service, but it's still well worth picking up.

For a complete look over all the forthcoming Xbox games, head over to our upcoming Xbox Series X games guide for more.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.