Judging from how Halo Infinite turned out, the reboot of Everwild and now this, It doesn't sound like MS puts in any deadlines/goals to meet. Their games take a notable long time to make compared to Nintendo and Sony. If developers see that their game is going nowhere or is taking too long, they will leave. And MS is scared of being labeled a crunch studio/publisher to do anything about it. They are fixated on being labeled "the good guys" that its coming to the cost of their games and developers don't care about that. They just want to make games Naughty Dog is labeled a crunch studio but guess what, they also have the most awarded game ever in their catalog and developers would run to work for them any chance they got.