In recent months it has become clear that Microsoft is preparing for a new era of the Xbox brand. To represent it correctly, the company made the decision to change the name of Microsoft Studios to Xbox Game Studios.
In the latest episode of Inside Xbox, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Studios will now be known as Xbox Game Studios. This branch of development and distribution of games is made up of 13 development teams such as 343 Industries; The Coalition; Compulsion Games; The Initiative; inXilie Entertainment; Minecraft; Ninja Theory; Obsidian Entertainment; Playground Games; Rare; Turn 10 Studios; Undead Labs and the global distribution group of Microsoft.
“At Xbox, we believe when everyone plays, we all win. It’s why we’re passionate about building a portfolio of games for players across console, PC and mobile,” said Matt Botty, corporate vice president of Xbox Game Studios. “As we’ve expanded our focus beyond the console, the Xbox brand has also evolved from its original roots. Today, Xbox is our gaming brand across all devices, no matter how or where you want to play, or who you want to play with.”
Finally, Microsoft said that 2019 will be a great year for fans of the Xbox brand. This is because the company has prepared exclusive releases like Crackdown 3, Gears 5 and Ori and the Will of the Wisps. All these games will be available on Xbox Game Pass from its launch day.
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