Xbox has reportedly greenlit the next game from Hellblade 2 devs

Microsoft's studio closures and mass layoffs seemingly won't affect the Hellblade 2 developers, as reports suggest that Xbox has greenlit Ninja Theory's next game.

Xbox has reportedly greenlit the next game from Hellblade 2 devs
Tom West

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It's been a long time coming, but Xbox Series X|S and PC players can finally start unlocking the Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 achievements — check out our Hellblade 2 review to hear our thoughts. To celebrate the occasion, Ninja Theory shared a heartfelt post on social media, which some have read as a goodbye message, but according to recent rumors, Xbox has already greenlit Ninja Theory's next game.

Ninja Theory's next game has reportedly been greenlit by Xbox

xbox greenlit ninja theory next game

Following the news that Microsoft is closing multiple ZeniMax Studios, Ninja Theory has naturally been called into question due to its smaller size and lengthy development cycles. The concern stems from Microsoft's decision to close Evil Within developer, Tango Gameworks, which just last year dropped the award-winning Hi-Fi Rush, only to be repaid with a studio closure this year.

To celebrate the launch of Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2, Ninja Theory studio head Dom Mathews shared a message on X, thanking fans for their support. The post appears to have been read as a farewell message by some in the Xbox community, but according to reports, Ninja Theory isn't going anywhere.

As reported by Windows Central, "Ninja Theory's next game has already been greenlit. There are no plans whatsoever to close the studio any time soon." Whether the new game is Hellblade 3 or not, is anyone's guess at this point, but it's good news nonetheless, if true. Of course, Ninja Theory is still working on the mysterious Project Mara, which has had very little publicity since its reveal in 2020 — aside from the gorgeous in-engine look at a realistic apartment.

If you fancy diving into Ninja Theory's latest game, Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 is now available on Xbox Game Pass.
Written by Tom West
Tom has been playing video games since he was old enough to hold a controller, experimenting with a number of systems until he eventually fell in love with Xbox. With a passion for the platform, he decided to make a career out of it, and now happily spends his days writing about that which he loves. If he’s not hunting for Xbox achievements, you’ll likely find him somewhere in The Elder Scrolls Online or fighting for survival in Battlefield.
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