Xbox has generated a wealth of buzz lately particularly due to the Bethesda acquisition. Now, they are teasing something new related to New Zealand.
UPDATE: According to Xbox, the below two announcements are two separate items. According to LoriiPops she is involved with the original Xbox tweet. However, the studio that she is opening is not affiliated with Xbox.
You are all WILD!!!
The attention has been wonderful, but I want to make a few points clear.
I work in game development. Prev A44, now independently.
The studio I am opening has nothing to do with Xbox.
I don't stream full time.
Yes I am involved in the Xbox ANZ tweet.
— Lorien 🎃 (@LoriiPops) October 20, 2020
It began with this tweet from Xbox ANZ:
— Xbox ANZ (@XboxANZ) October 19, 2020
While this was rather cryptic, there have been a few more posts about this since. Most notable is this post from Twitch Partner Loriipops. She has stated that she is the Director at an upcoming “secret studio” that is set to be announced on October 30th. She very clearly says that studio will be unconventional while also developing games.
Studio launch is in a few weeks!!! 😍😍😍😍 save the date!!!
🗓 30th October 2020
How I'm facilitating everything is, proudly, not conventional. It's going to be so much more than a studio that *just* makes games.
Thank you for being excited with me!
— Lorien 🎃 (@LoriiPops) October 13, 2020
Rumors are continuing to circulate so we’ll keep you updated as we learn more. Regardless, with an official announcement apparently looming, it won’t be long until we see what Xbox ANZ is up to fully.