Now made up of fifteen members, a size that has more than doubled in the past two years, the Xbox Game Studios family must continue to grow. At the X019 event in London, executive vice president Phil Spencer spoke about Microsoft's policies.
Initiative, Edge of the World (Era IV), Ninja Theory (Bleeding Edge), InXile Entertainment (Wasteland 3), Obsidian Entertainment (Earth, Compound Games (We Happy Few), Undead Labs (State of Decay), Playground Games (Forza Horizon) ) and Double Fine (Psychonauts 2): here is a list of studios made or bought by Microsoft in 2018 and 2019. Will American companies stop in a good way? "No!", Phil Spencer's reply to the microphoneEurogamer, while keeping in mind that studio acquisitions are meaningless if they are not made "big match" :
In the future, there will be no performances where we will not announce new games, only thanks to the diversity of our studio. But this is not a public relations battle about the number of new acquisitions we can make. Because if we don't make big games, acquisitions don't matter. But are we done? I don't think (…) There are still many great creators. And our business continues to grow. This group is very supportive of what we are trying to build. Microsoft talks about video games as a pillar of strategy and we get a lot of encouragement from Satya Nadella (General Manager), Amy Hood (CFO) and the Board of Directors. We went in the right direction today and we have won the right to continue searching for the studio.
Looking at the geographical diversity of Xbox Game Studios, located in North America and the United Kingdom, Phil Spencer emphasized:
I think we have shortcomings in Asia. I would appreciate that we enjoyed the influence of Asian designers on our first-party team. Nothing was close, so it was not an announcement.
Commenting on the echo that he already had at E3 2019. Waiting to see what Asian studios could bring, Microsoft, the Redmond company also continued its efforts to feed the Xbox One in Japanese games before. related to the Sony console: in 2020, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 compilation of ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Prolog Chapter will land on the console, while the Yakuza saga and nine Final Fantasy games will feed the Xbox Game Pass.
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