Microsoft has a new IP in the works and it isn’t “another military marine game”

Microsoft is teasing a new IP that won’t be similar to Halo in any form or fashion.  One of Microsoft’s development studios is working on the new IP, and it’s not a new racing game or “another military space marine game,” according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer.

Speaking with Gamespot, Spencer said instead the Xbox brand needs “new stories and new characters” which provide a “canvas to try new things.”

“[Sunset Overdrive is] a great example of that,” he told the site. “It’s a game that isn’t like anything else in our portfolio, and I think that’s great. I want to continue to invest in things that push the boundaries.

“I don’t need another military space marine game. I don’t probably need another racing game. In terms of trying things that are new and have a unique reason to be in our portfolio, it’s gotta be a commitment from us as a first-party, absolutely.”  Stay tuned for more updates.