Some interesting developments have come out of Microsoft thanks to the latest post on the official Xbox Newswire. According to the head of Microsoft Studios Matt Booty, Microsoft Studios is now rebranded as Xbox Game Studios.
Creators of Xbox manage a number of first party studios under the Microsoft Studios banner. That banner is now being changed to Xbox Game Studios. The decision comes after Microsoft investing millions into acquiring new game studios to add to its portfolio.
The entire group of studios is now working on Xbox One, Xbox One X, and Xbox Scarlett video games under Microsoft’s Xbox Game Studios banner. Xbox Game Studios consists of 13 different development teams working on current and next-gen console games. We have 343 Industries, The Coalition, Compulsion Games, The Initiative, inXile Entertainment, Minecraft, Ninja Theory, Obsidian Entertainment, Playground Games, Rare, Turn 10 Studios, Undead Labs, and other working on Xbox Scarlett and Xbox games.
Recently bought studios such as Ninja Theory are working secret projects for Xbox.
Some of the titles in development are known IPs such as Gears of War, Forza, Age of Empires, Halo, Minecraft. There are many unannounced games in development at as well which brings to Microsoft’s E3 2019 lineup.
2019 is going to be a great year for Xbox gamers everywhere. Exclusive games including Crackdown 3, Gears 5 and Ori and the Will of the Wisps will be available to Xbox Game Pass members on the same day they launch worldwide. We’re also working to deliver big content updates for games like Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 4 and Minecraft that players are going to love.
We’re also excited to see how the seven new game development studios we added to our team last year maximize their creative potential as part of Xbox Game Studios. As a gaming organization, we have never been in a better position to deliver a diverse line-up of exclusive games for Xbox fans now, and in the future.
E3 2019 is going to be a big event for Microsoft in terms of Xbox announcements. According to Phi Spencer, a plethora of games and related news is going to be shared by team Xbox at E3 2019.
During the Inside Xbox episode, Matt Booty also confirmed a big Xbox presence at E3 2019.