If you're looking forward to Microsoft's big 2016 lineup (and beyond), you may be surprised to find out that you might not need to wait for those games to release. Microsoft confirms to us that it will begin using the Game Preview program for its in-house games.
The early access-style program launched at E3 with Frontier Development's Elite Dangerous and Hinterland Studio's The Long Dark. This week, Unicube's Sheltered joined Game Preview, with Compulsion's We Happy Few on the way.
We spoke with Microsoft Studios Global Publishing general manager Shannon Loftis about the program, to find out how the company plans to evolve it. "First party will be using Game Preview for our games," Loftis tells us. "It's not 100 percent. It's very much developer choice, but it is definitely an option."