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Phil Spencer says Xbox is not done buying studios
 

 
In a discussion as part of the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Tech Live event (paywalled and transcribed by VGC), Spencer was asked if Xbox Game Studios – which currently consists of 23 different development studios – was finally complete, or if it could grow even bigger.

“I’m really proud of some of the creators that have chosen to become part of Xbox,” Spencer replied. “So many of these creators, they have choice.

“If you look at some of the people we’ve acquired and partnered with, it’s people we’ve had long-term relationships with, and they’ve come inside of Xbox now and they see our roadmap on platform and service, and I want them to be able to do their most amazing creative work as part of this team.

“We offer some financial stability for them. It’s not about only the success of their next game. I want to give them some more creative capability, longer timelines when required to do their best work. And that’s my goal, we’re big believers in the power of content. You’ve heard Satya Nadella talk about it, [heard] Amy Hood talk about it.

“So we’re always out there looking for people who we think would be a good match and teams that would be a good match with our strategy. So we’re definitely not done.

“There’s no quota. There’s no kind of timeline where I have to go acquire studios by a certain time, but if we find a studio where we have a good fit, we share what we’re trying to go do and what they’re trying to go do, and if we feel we can both get better together, absolutely.

“It’s one of the privileges we have of being at Microsoft and having the capability to take a long-term approach, and adding amazing creators to the portfolios is an important part of that.”

Over the past several years Xbox has aggressively grown its portfolio of first-party studios as it looks to bolster its content offering included on the Game Pass service.

As well as setting up The Initiative and a new Age of Empires studio, Xbox has acquired companies such as Bethesda (Elder Scrolls), Ninja Theory (Hellblade), Playground Games (Forza Horizon), Obsidian (Fallout: New Vegas), InXile (Wasteland 3) and Double Fine (Psychonauts).

When asked whether acquiring companies also involved trying to adapt their work to the Xbox way of thinking, Spencer stressed in the WSJ interview that he believes it’s important for each studio to retain its independence.

“If you think about Todd Howard and the teams at Bethesda,” he replied, “we’ve known them for so many years, going back to Morrowind coming to the original Xbox as their first console build of that game. You know, it’s a lasting relationship.

“So these relationships are really built on trust, on a shared view of where this industry can go and our ability to bet on each other on the path forward and I’m excited about that.

“But absolutely, when I think about Bethesda – Bethesda’s great at being Bethesda. I don’t need Microsoft or Xbox to come in to help them be a better Bethesda than they were. I want to be listening. I want to be in listening mode with the creators, whether it’s Bethesda or Tim Schafer at Double Fine. I think about all of the creators at Playground building Forza Horizon 5.

“There’s amazing teams out there and I want to be listening to those creators and getting the signal from them on what are they seeing, what are they trying to create and then challenging ourselves as a platform company – can we build the best platform for them – so that they feel like they can do their absolute best work.

“And that’s an ongoing journey, right? It’s not a destination, it’s a journey. We’ll be on that journey for years, but having them be the best version of themselves. And not somehow, you know, all getting the kind of Xbox stamp. If they don’t want to, it’s fine – keeping them independent is great.”

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 1 month ago '20        #2
5ive04our  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x164
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I just want them to snatch up WB that’s it.
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 1 month ago '17        #3
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 5ive04our said
I just want them to snatch up WB that’s it.
Have you asked them to?
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 1 month ago '04        #4
Liquid-Science  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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He's been saying that ever since the Zenimax deal and it's been over a year...Nothing yet

 1 month ago '12        #5
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 5ive04our said
I just want them to snatch up WB that’s it.
Why? They're already getting games from WB why buy them? Or do you want Xbox to buy them so "you know who" dont get those games?

 1 month ago '20        #6
D1dnt read  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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neither MS nor Sony is ever gonna be done buying studios

 1 month ago '04        #7
Da Ill One  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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This is all fine and dandy to buy stuff... but if you don't put out quality stuff doesn't matter what you own.
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 1 month ago '16        #8
Novii  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Keep the Publishers off limits. That goes for Sony too.

Xbox shouldn’t be buying anything more until they have a steady pipeline releasing great games. Then it’s a matter of who and when if the opportunity rises.

Sony, I can see buying who they’ve been partnering with. Like Haven and Kojima. I Honestly like Sony’s approach and creating new studios and IPs. Creates new lanes for devs. EA is already doing the same, they just had the co creator of halo join EA as the head of a new studio.




Seems like that’s going to be the wave to get out of a lot of bullsh*t deals. We might be seeing a lot more of this in the future

 1 month ago '12        #9
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Microsoft needs to use its global publishing arm and go to Every publisher and indie studio and partner with them to make exclusive content kin to what Netflix or amazon does with movies and series.

If that content is successful then they should purchase them or at least they own the content to keep in gamepass forever.
I don't wanna see any more known franchises get bought by anyone.
Make some new fresh content with those creators with even bigger budgets and make people come to that content and then people can't cry about it because these are new franchises and ideals.


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 1 month ago '18        #10
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 5ive04our said
I just want them to snatch up WB that’s it.
I JUST watched a primal rage 2 story video. and educated white video game master dude said that midway bought atari games.

and then once midway went bankrupted.

warner bros games bought midway.

so basically all of midway classics are owned by warner bros games and not netherrelms studio like i image.


so Image all the classic titles microsoft could revived and remastered and make sequels.





and add to the mk universe.




RAMPAGE


MACE TEH DARK AGE

WAR GODS








NFL Blitz 2000


Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe





WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game! THIS GAME DEFINETLY NEEDS A 2020 OR 2021 SEQUEL.





2 on 2 Open Ice Challenge

Super High Impact




WAR GODS


NBA JAMS



Cruis'n USA


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 1 month ago '18        #11
classicrap1  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x12
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 SPdaGOAT said
Have you asked them to?
I think they should go after a classic video game anime company with alot of titles under there belt and get that anime kiddie incel nerd money.

like techno japan, or accliam, or taraka,



Arc System Works

SNK

Atlus

TREASURE

Bandai Namco Entertainment

SUNSOFT
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 1 month ago '18        #12
classicrap1  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x12
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 MetalGears said
Microsoft needs to use its global publishing arm and go to Every publisher and indie studio and partner with them to make exclusive content kin to what Netflix or amazon does with movies and series.

If that content is successful then they should purchase them or at least they own the content to keep in gamepass forever.
I don't wanna see any more known franchises get bought by anyone.
Make some new fresh content with those creators with even bigger budgets and make people come to that content and then people can't cry about it because these are new franchises and ideals.
preach.

google has unlmimited amount of money! never understood why they never bought out bankturped 90s and 2000s and early 2010 video game companies and make exclsuive sequles to there arcade hits. or remasters.

withe google stradia
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