The XBOX IP Vault Thread

Hi Forum Posters!

I really need to get my head around just HOW much content Xbox now owns and can use for revivals and game pass content. I will update formatting as time goes on but basically, let’s look at each game, who made it, and when its last entry was.

ACTIVISION IP

TITLE GENRE LAST RELEASE STUDIO
Blur RACING 2010 BIZARRE CREATIONS
Caesar RTS 2006 TILTED MILL ENT
Call of Duty FPS 2021 TOO MANY
Candy Crush MOBILE ONGOING KING
Crash Bandicoot ACTION PLATFORMER 2020 TOYS FOR BOB
Diablo ACTION RPG 2012 BLIZZARD
DJ Hero RHYTHM 2010 FREESTYLE GAMES
Empire Earth RTS 2007 STAINLESS STEEL
Gabriel Knight P&C 1993 SIERRA
Geometry Wars ARCADE 2016 BIZARRE CREATIONS
Guitar Hero RHYTHM 2015 HARMONIX
Gun WESTERN 2005 BEENOX / NEVERSOFT
Hearthstone CARD 2014 BLIZZARD
Heroes of the Storm MOBA 2015 BLIZZARD
Hexen FPS 1997 RAVEN SOFTWARE
Interstate ’76 RACING 1997 ACTIVISION
King’s Quest P&C 1998 SIERRA
Laura Bow Mysteries P&C 1990 SIERRA
The Lost Vikings SIDE SCROLLER 1993 SILICON AND SYNAPSE
Overwatch FPS 2016 BLIZZARD
Phantasmagoria P&C 1995 SIERRA
Pitfall PLATFORMER 2004 BEENOX
Police Quest SIM 2008 SIERRA
Prototype ACTION ADVENTURE 2012 RADICAL ENTERTAINMENT
Quest for Glory P&C 1998 SIERRA
Singularity FPS 2010 RAVEN SOFTWARE
Skylanders PLATFORMER 2018 TOYS FOR BOB
Soldier of Fortune FPS 2001 RAVEN SOFTWARE
Space Quest P&C 1995 SIERRA?
Spyro the Dragon ACTION PLATFORMER 2018 TOYS FOR BOB
StarCraft RTS 2016 BLIZZARD
TimeShift FPS 2007 SABER INTERACTIVE
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater SPORTS 2021 VICARIOUS VISIONS
True Crime ACTION ADVENTURE 2003 LUXOFLUX
Warcraft RTS 2003 BLIZZARD
World of Warcraft MMO 2004-2020 BLIZZARD
Zork DOS 1982 INFOCOM

ZENIMAX IP

TITLE GENRE LAST RELEASE STUDIO
Dishonored IMMERSIVE SIM 2016 ARKANE
Doom FPS 2020 ID SOFTWARE
Elder Scrolls WRPG 2011 BETHESDA GAME STUDIOS
Fallout WRPG 2015 BETHESDA GAME STUDIOS
Prey IMMERSIVE SIM 2017 ARKANE
Quake FPS 2005 ID SOFTWARE
Rage FPS 2019 ID SOFTWARE
Starfield WRPG 2022 BETHESDA GAME STUDIOS
The Evil Within HORROR 2017 TANGO GAMEWORKS
Wolfenstein FPS 2017 MACHINE GAMES
Deathloop IMMERSIVE SIM 2021 ARKANE
Ghostwire Tokyo ACTION FPS / HORROR? 2022 ? TANGO GAMEWORKS
Commander Keen SIDE SCROLLER 1990 ID SOFTWARE

XBOX GAME STUDIOS IP

TITLE GENRE LAST RELEASE STUDIO
Age of Empires RTS 2021 WORLDS EDGE
Banjo Kazooie ACTION PLATFORMER 2008 RARE
The Bards Tale DUNGEON CRAWLER 2019 INXILE ENT
Battletoads BEAT EM UP / SIDE SCROLLER 2020 RARE / DLALA
Conker PLATFORMER 2005 RARE
Crackdown PLATFORMER / SHOOTER 2019 SUMO DIGITAL
Crimson Skies ARCADE FLIGHT 2002 ZIPPER INTERACTIVE
Fable WRPG 2011 LIONHEAD STUDIOS
Forza Motorsport SIMULATION RACING 2017 TURN 10 STUDIOS
Forza Horizon ARCADE RACING 2021 PLAYGROUND GAMES
Gears of War THIRD PERSON SHOOTER 2020 THE COALITION
Gears Tactics STRATEGY 2020 SPLASH DAMAGE
Halo FPS 2021 343 INDUSTRIES
Halo Wars RTS 2017 CREATIVE ASSEMBLY
Killer Instinct FIGHTING 2013 DOUBLE HELIX / IRON GALAXY
Links GOLF SIMULATION 2003 INDIE BUILT
MS Flight Simulator FLIGHT SIMULATION 2020 ASOBO STUDIO
Minecraft SANDBOX 2011 - PRES MOJANG
Minecraft Dungeons ACTION RPG 2020 MOJANG
NBA Inside Drive SPORTS 2003 HIGH VOLTAGE SOFTWARE
NFL Fever SPORTS 2003 MICROSOFT GAME STUDIOS
Perfect Dark FPS 2005 RARE
Pillars of Eternity CRPG 2020 OBSIDIAN ENT
Project Gotham Racing RACING 2007 BIZARRE CREATIONS
Sabreman PUZZLES 1986 ULTIMATE PLAY THE GAME (PRE-RARE)
Sea Of Theives ONLINE PUZZLE ADVENTURE 2021 RARE
State of Decay ACTION SURVIVAL HORROR 2018 UNDEAD LABS
Viva Pinata SIMULATION SANDBOX 2008 RARE
Wasteland CRPG / STRATEGY 2020 INXILE ENT
Zoo Tycoon BUSINESS SIMULATION 2013 ASOBO STUDIO

HELP ME OUT! if I’ve missed anything let me know and i can look it up and add to the tables as we go. what is your most wanted series revival?

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I miss Rock n Roll Racing, RC Pro-Am, Jet Force Gemini, 1 vs 100, Kameo, Jetpac, Grabbed by the Ghouls, Deathloop, Psychonauts and other Rare and Double Fine IPs.

Blizzard:

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Oh man, as one of the seemingly few people who love Blackthorne, I would love a new one.

Does xbox own Lost Odessey and Blue Dragon?

thanks ill add that to the list :slight_smile:

i found this on doublefines wiki and parsing through what i think they still owned plus your list i have

Rock N Roll Racing RC Pro Am Jet Force Gemini 1 vs 100 Kameo Jetpac Grabbed by the Ghoulies Psychonauts Costume Quest Brutal Legend Iron Brigade Grim Fandango Day of the Tentacle Full Throttle

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You and me both. It’s one of my favourites. I only ever played it on PC, but one of these days I’ll play the Sega 32X version with the extra levels.

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I thought so, although there’s gotta be something weird going on with them since neither are on GP iirc.

I see you have Caesar listed but Activision also owns Pharaoh (1999), Zeus (2000), and Emperor (2002). They were made by Impressions Games. Pharaohs getting a remaster this year but it’s being published by Dotemu.

Pharaoh: A New Era on Steam.

You made me remember of some PC IPs from late 90s~early 00s, like Black and White, Age of Mythology, Rise of Nations, etc.

Activision got metal arms glitch in the system

The commercial tried to throw shade at halo CE.

Activision got metal arms glitch in the system

The commercial tried to throw shade at halo CE.

I just want a port. No way to play it now.

Lionhead also made that sim game about running a movie studio, but I don’t know if MS owns it or not.

grounded , outer worlds , hellblade , avowed

Amazing list. Here are a few missing.

ABK:

  • Band Hero (last release 2009, Neversoft)

  • Cabela’s (last release 2015, Bohemia)

  • Pet Rescue Saga

  • Bubble Witch Saga

  • Farm Heroes Saga

  • The Movies

  • Rock n Roll Racing

Bethesda Studios:

  • Arx Fatalis (Arkane, 2003)

  • Wraithborne

  • Hovertank

  • Dangerous Dave

  • Shadow Knights

  • Rescue Rover

  • Catacomb

  • Tiles of the Dragon

  • Orcs and Elves (maybe with EA?)

XGS:

  • Jet Force Gemini

  • Blast Corps

  • Grabbed by the Ghoulies

  • Jetpac

  • Kung Fu Chaos

  • Costume Quest

  • Kameo

  • Contrast

  • Age of Mythology

  • Halo Spartan (Strike and Assault)

  • Microsoft Adventure

  • SkiFree

  • Microsoft Space Simulator

  • Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator

  • Microsoft Solitaire

  • Minesweeper

  • Fuzion Frenzy

  • Shadowrun (licensed to Paradox)

  • MechAssault

  • MechWarrior (licensed to Paradox)

  • MechCommander

  • Battletech (licensed to Paradox)

  • Freelancer

  • Brute Force

  • Phantom Dust

  • Lips

  • Blue Dragon

  • Lost Odyssey

  • 1 vs 100

  • Microsoft Word Games

  • Joyride

  • Motocross Madness

  • Midnight Run

  • Bleeding Edge

  • Tell Me Why

  • Grounded

  • Hellblade

  • Ori

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They do. Rights split between MS and Activision.

In my opinion any Activision x Disney collaboration is available for a remake, remaster, or backwards compatible release. Stuff like Simpsons hit and run. Sure Activision doesn’t technically own the rights to Disney Fox Marvel but I assume Disney would approve most backwards compatibility titles these days. The one exemption being Activisions Spider-Man games. Disney will attempt to get along with Sony about those games. Not because any contractual agreement but more as a curtesy to Sony.

TimeShift belongs to Activision? The Microsoft Store notes that Vivendi is the publisher.

I remember when I bought my xbox 360, it was the first game I saw and wanted to buy but it was not available digitally and I never found it physically, is it a good game?

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I’ve only played the first few hours, but I was actually kinda blown away by how much I was enjoying it. Got it for like $3 at GameStop forever ago.

I would definitely wait for it to come to Game Pass though. It’s usually way too high of a price on sale.

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Somebody gotta make Gun 2 pls. The original was RDR before RDR was even a thing. The sequel should be imminent. :pray:

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they dont have team(studio) to do that , if they dont make it perfect everyone will compare it to rdr ( no need to say who ) ; i love the game and character but its not easy to make