Microsoft’s growing legion of internal studios is working on a range of games. Here’s the full rundown of what we know (and what we think we know) the studios are working on.
Microsoft recently rebranded its internal studio troupe to Xbox Game Studios, to reflect the fact the Xbox brand is moving beyond consoles. Xbox streaming via Project xCloud will bring Microsoft’s wide range of games to all-new audiences on mobile devices and perhaps even the Nintendo Switch and other devices.
With Microsoft creating service pillars like Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud to go along with industry-leading hardware, more than ever Microsoft needs a stable of high-quality titles to drive home the quality and value of its subscription options. To that end, the division has purchased tons of new studios, including RPG heavyweights Obsidian Entertainment and long-time partner Undead Labs, while also setting up all-new studios like The Initiative.
For now, here’s a rundown of every studio and all the games (we think) we know about so far.