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Unannounced Xbox exclusive Project Belfry is using Unreal Engine 5

Published: 10:57, 05 November 2022
Stoic Studio are known for the Banner Saga series of games
Stoic Studio are known for the Banner Saga series of games

Banner Saga developers Stoic Studio are rumoured to be working on an Xbox-exclusive game codenamed Project Belfry. Job listings suggest the game is using Unreal Engine 5.

Stoic Studio , who you may know as the developers of the Banner Saga series , are currently working on their unannounced new game according to various job listings. 

The details about this project are scarce as hen's teeth but we have some solid rumours that the game is codenamed Project Belfry and could by published by Xbox Game Studios , which means it's probably an Xbox exclusive.

And according to some recent job listings, Stoic Studios could be using Epic Games' Unreal Engine 5 for the project. Job listings mention "Technical understanding of working with Unreal Engine 5/4 (UE5/UE4)".

Additionally, Xbox content creator eXtas1s who has a reliable track record for Xbox-related leaks, reveals that Stoic are using Microsoft's Azure tech to power the game, which is certainly interesting.

Earlier rumours about the game suggested that Belfry is a side-scroller title like Banner Saga and could feature multiplayer elements but given that these are not official details, take them with a grain of salt.

It would certainly be interesting to see how a side-scrolling action game would implement multiplayer but we have no doubts Stoic have a great idea in their hands given that Microsoft jumped in to make this one exclusive.

Steam Banner Saga screenshot showing combat Banner Saga is a turn based strategy title, which received overwhelming praise from players

Project Belfry is not expected to launch anytime soon but it's possible we see it in the second part of 2023.


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