What team are you thinking about?We are talking the same development team, the same tools, the same story, same characters, same engine, same direction. And one of the greates dev teams in the last 20 years. And its taking 5 years for them.
Imagine now a new team, new management, having to create characters, stories, define an engine, do trial and error of concepts, learn new technologies, etc. Of course they wont do it in 2, or 4 years for the case. Iwill probably take 5 as a bare minimum, though a more realistic estimation is something betwen 5 to 7 years probably.
All MS 1st party teams except The Initiative and Playground’s Fable team are old and proven teams and while I’m sure we’ll see new stuff nobody expect them to just drop the old popular IPs they know very well how to interate on.
For example; Gears, Doom, The Outer Worlds, Forza, Wolfenstein, Wastelands, Hellblade, State of Decay, etc.
Some are already known to come.
The teams most mysterious are Compulsion and Double Fine. Is We Happy Few 2 and Psychonauts 3 happening? I’m guessing no, I think they’re doing all new IPs now.
Rare is a mystery too, I think they’re doing more than Sea of Thieves expansions and Everwild.