Lift London studio, a studio owned by Microsoft to work on new IPs for mobile technology and connected devices, are currently working on four new projects, all of which will be free to play games. The four newly announced titles will all be for tablets, mobile phones, and other unspecified connected platforms.
The news comes from the Develop conference held in Brighton, where Lee Schuneman, ex-Rare developer and current boss of Lift London, said the games would be working across “all Microsoft platforms” and would also be powered by the cloud.
Lift London’s place in Microsoft’s workforce is to bring a little innovation to Microsoft’s development style. As gaming has evolved, so must the developers evolve to better suit the new audiences that are being introduced. Microsoft don’t want to solely make ‘AAA’ games, and might be looking to redefine that term.