Contraband is one of the titles that will come to Xbox Series X / S for the next few years, and was featured during the Xbox E3 2021 conference. So far, we don’t know too much about this new title of Avalanche Studios, but considering the title of the game and the history that the developer has with its Just Cause franchise, we can get an idea of what this is all about. Today, Avalance CEO Pim Holfve, tells us why they decided to make Contraband an Xbox and PC exclusive.
As CEO Pim Holfve tells GamesIndustry, Contraband will be a very big game, and this would be one of the reasons for the developer to join Microsoft. Holfve says that «We have had an excellent relationship with Microsoft, and working with a first-party has also been intriguing, seeing what it means in terms of support and approach to hardware.«.
“It is a new type of association for us. We have had fantastic partnerships with Square Enix, Bethesda and Warner Bros, but they are not the same as a first-party, “added Pim Holfve.
Furthermore, Holfve adds that working with Microsoft made perfect sense due to the greatness of the project, ensuring that «It is not a concept that you could pitch to all distributors«.
Contraband is in development for Xbox Series X / S and PC, and at the time of writing this article, the game doesn’t have a release date yet defined. However, we will probably learn a lot more about the game in the coming months.