Leaked documents from the ongoing litigation between Microsoft and the FTC have revealed a plan for upcoming exclusive games, including a potential new installment of the popular Dishonored franchise. According to these documents, Dishonored 3 is currently slated for an "FY2024E" release, which could indicate a late 2024 or early 2025 launch.
Microsoft had to hand over sensitive business documents, including early plans for the next Xbox console, and a plan for upcoming games on its release schedule.
Possible official presentation at The Game Awards
This exciting news is further fueled by recent rumors suggesting that Arkane Lyon, the studio behind the Dishonored series, will be announcing their next game at The Game Awards this week.
Although there is no official confirmation yet, the possibility of Dishonored 3 being presented at such a prestigious event has fans in a frenzy. The Dishonored series is known for its unique blend of stealth, action and supernatural elements, allowing players to navigate intricate environments and take down enemies using a variety of tools and powers.
The first two games, Dishonored (2012) and Dishonored 2 (2016), were both critically acclaimed and enjoyed dedicated fans. A return to the world of Dishonored would be a welcome addition to the gaming landscape, especially given the studio's recent focus on multiplayer experiences with Deathloop and Redfall.
While these games have their merits, a Dishonored-esque single-player stealth-action game would be a refreshing change of pace.
The fans are excited
The potential announcement of Dishonored 3 at The Game Awards has undoubtedly raised expectations among fans of the series.
With Arkane Lyon's proven track record and the positive reception of previous Dishonored games, there's no doubt that Dishonored 3 could be another hit if done right. While we await the official announcement and more details about Dishonored 3, one thing is certain: the prospect of a return to the harsh, supernatural world of Dunwal has many fans around the world excited, although this information was slightly overshadowed by the new GTA 6 trailer.