If you caught the Microsoft E3 media briefing last week, you may have caught a few of the titles that will be coming to the ID@Xbox program, including Double Fine’s Massive Chalice. Massive Chalice began life on Kickstarter, the second title by San Francisco-based, Tim Schafer-led Double Fine to garner support from the crowd-funding site, with the intention to bring the game to PC, Mac, and Linux. At the Xbox Press Conference, it was revealed that the game would also be coming to Xbox One through their independent development program, ID@Xbox.
In an update to the game’s Kickstarter backers, who pledged over $1.2 million to support the game’s development and represented a 169% completion of their goal, project lead Brad Muir assured those backers that the game would still be coming to PC and to backers first, while also noting that the game would be a console exclusive to Microsoft’s new-gen device. Massive Chalice will release on Xbox One in early 2015, according to Muir’s post. Double Fine’s new title isn’t the only ID@Xbox game that will be a console exclusive. Ndemic Creations, the one-man developer behind the mobile hit Plague Inc., revealed on Twitter that Plague Inc. Evolved, previously announced for PC, will also be available solely on the newest Xbox:
— Plague Inc. (@NdemicCreations) June 14, 2014
While Massive Chalice, Plague Inc. Evovled, and Capybara’s intriguing Below will all be coming exclusively to Xbox, other titles announced at the show — including Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 — will be coming to other consoles, including the PlayStation 4 and Wii U.