Xbox increasing its Japanese games roster "every single day"

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Xbox is increasing its Japanese game roster "every single day" according to Phil Spencer.

As first reported by IGN, Xbox boss Phil Spencer appeared during the company's Tokyo Game Show 2021 presentation to comment on Xbox's push for more Japanese-made games. "We're working with Japanese publishers every single day to increase our line-up of Japanese games on Xbox. We know it's really important to fans and customers on Xbox," Spencer said during the presentation.

Elsewhere in the showcase, Spencer stated that there's over 100 Japanese-developed games currently available on the expansive Xbox Game Pass roster. Spencer also announced that Xbox's push into cloud gaming through Xbox Game Pass is debuting in Japan next week on October 5.

These comments came from a question put to Spencer by none other than Tango Gameworks head Shinji Mikami, who appeared alongside Spencer during the presentation. The Resident Evil co-creator joined the Xbox Tokyo Game Show 2021 presentation to not just put questions to Spencer, but also casually announce that a second game is in development at Tango Gameworks.

Aside from Ghostwire: Tokyo, which is scheduled to launch in early 2022 as a timed PS5 exclusive, Tango is busy working on a second project. This unannounced game is headed up by John Johanas, who originally took over game directing duties from Mikami following the original Evil Within to head up the brilliant sequel. We'll have to wait a while to see what Johanas is cooking up, but it's an exciting prospect nonetheless.

Head over to our best horror games guide to see if either of The Evil Within games made it onto the list.

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.