Microsoft is setting expectations for its The Initiative studio, “staying small and staying agile” for its early days.
Microsoft has spent the past year scaling The Initiative, its newest game development studio based in Santa Monica, California. Amid a wave of studio acquisitions under the newly-rebranded Xbox Game Studios, Microsoft is doubling down on its investments for new titles under the Xbox family. Headed by former Crystal Dynamics lead, Darrell Gallagher, The Initiative assembles a wide variety of top industry talent.
A fresh teaser video has now dropped for The Initiative, discussing the Santa Monica team’s future ambitions. And while yet to address its upcoming projects, Microsoft is pushing the core team personalities and underlying philosophies.