Which of these games is the most popular?
Microsoft has released a new ranking of the top 50 games of all time and, unsurprisingly, it’s not one of them.
In a statement, Microsoft Software Engineer said it had been looking at “new trends” in game genres that have changed in recent years.
“While some of the titles we have seen on the list are still in the early stages of their lifecycle, we are happy to report that a number of these titles are enjoying renewed interest and engagement with fans, and we are looking forward to seeing more titles in this list as we continue to invest in the next generation of gaming experiences,” the statement reads.
“As our customers grow in their consumption of these types of experiences, we anticipate that we will see even more titles on this list that will continue to offer a variety of experiences to gamers.”
It’s not just a trend; Microsoft has also added a new category, “Top 10 Video Games of All Time” in an attempt to highlight the most notable games of this decade.
“This year we have a lot of top 10 video games to look forward to,” the company said.
“With this, we will also be introducing a new top 10 games list which will highlight our favorite new games from the past year, as well as the games we’ve seen in the past few years that have been on the rise.
The top 10 list will be released in the coming weeks, with all the top games from last year in this year’s list.”
Games like Mass Effect, Gears of War 4, Minecraft and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are included in the Top 10 list, with titles like BioShock Infinite and Overwatch also on the same list.
Microsoft’s list is based on reviews, popularity and the number of games released in each category in the last 12 months.