Xbox has made some significant acquisition of games studios generally, including however not restricted to The Outer Worlds engineer Obsidian Entertainment and Psychonauts 2 designer Double Fine. While there weren’t any new acquisitions reported at X019, Xbox’s latest occasion, it seems like the organization isn’t completely done purchasing up others. As indicated by Xbox head Phil Spencer, there’s even a particular sort of studio that it is looking out for.
“There are great creators out there,” he said. “Our business continues to grow. The company is incredibly supportive of what we’re trying to build. Microsoft talks about gaming as a key pillar of its consumer interest and its strategy. We’re getting a ton of support from Satya Nadella, Amy Hood and the board. And we’re running a good business today, so we’ve earned the right to continue to look.”
“I look at the geographic diversity of our studios,” Spencer added. “I love the fact we now have three studios here in the UK. You can go back decades… you could argue the UK is as strong as any country in terms of its impact on the history of video games. I love that we’re here in such strength. Now we have studios in Canada, studios in other parts of the US. I think we have a hole in Asia. I’ve said that both to Matt [Booty, head of Xbox Game Studios,] and publicly. I would love to have more of an influence in our own first-party team from Asian creators. There’s nothing that’s imminent, so it’s not a pre-announce of something. But if you just plotted where we are on the map with our first-party, that’s a real opportunity for us.”
“Project Scarlett will set a new bar for console power, speed and performance, arriving Holiday 2020 alongside Halo Infinite. With a custom-designed AMD processor, high bandwidth GDDR6 memory, and a next generation solid state drive (SSD), Project Scarlett will give developers the power they need to bring their creative visions to life. Thousands of games across four console generations will look and play best on Project Scarlett.”