Microsoft Opens "Xbox Entertainment Studios" In Los Angeles

GameInformer- Nancy Tellem, Microsoft's entertainment and digital media president, today revealed the formation of Xbox Entertainment Studios, a new Los Angeles-based studio that will create interactive content and oversee interactive live events for Xbox and other devices.

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DaThreats1900d ago ShowReplies(1)
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whoyouwit041900d ago (Edited 1900d ago )

you think it takes over 20 studios to create apps no wonder you have 1 bubble that represents your IQ. these are probably the studios that are making apps

Non Game Development

Microsoft Studios – Sentient Team Working with internal and external teams and sharing new technologies

Microsoft Studios – Skype Xbox Engineering Team Bringing Skype communication software to Xbox platforms through Xbox Live

Microsoft Studios – Games Testing Organization Responsible for games and entertainment testing; from crash processing, telemetry and data visualization, to automating Xboxes

Microsoft Studios – Technology and Incubation Group Advancing new products and technologies

Microsoft Studios – Xbox Core Platform team API and SDK development

Notice none of these are game studios but they are pert of the gaming division of Microsoft ,now these are the game studios Microsoft have

United States

343 Industries – Halo series - (2 team studio - Concurrent development of Halo 4 and co-development of Halo Anniversary)

Connected Experiences – Untitled Project – Design Large scale multiplayer title and help other first party studios

Good Science Studio – Kinect Adventures, Kinect Fun Labs
Kids and Lifestyle Entertainment – Next generation fitness project

Microsoft Studios – Los Angeles – Next generation core cinematic title

Microsoft Studios – Mobile Gaming – ilomilo

Microsoft Studios – Redmond Publishing – Overseeing and co-developing multiple projects in conjunction with third party development studios

Platform Next Studios – Next generation core title

Playful Learning – Next generation family project

Skybox Sports – Next generation sports project

Turn 10 Studios – Forza Motorsport series - (2 team studio - Concurrent development of Forza Motorsports 4 and co-development of Forza Horizon)

Twisted Pixel Games – The Gunstringer, LocoCycle - (2 team studio - Concurrent development of Ms. 'Splosion Man and The Gunstringer)

Xbox Live Productions – South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play!, South Park: Tenorman's Revenge, Avatar Kinect


Lionhead Studios – Fable series, Black & White series, Unannounced MMO-like New IP - (2 team studio - Concurrent development of Fable: The Journey, Fable Heroes and an unannounced next generation title)

Lift London – Multiple Cloud Based gaming projects

Rare Ltd. – Banjo-Kazooie series, Viva Piñata, Perfect Dark series, Kinect Sports series- (3 team studio - Concurrent development of various titles)

Soho Productions – Kinect Sesame Street TV

Press Play – Untitled Project[2


BigPark – Joy Ride series, Kinect Sports: Season Two

Black Tusk Studios – Untitled Project - (2 team studio - Concurrent development of Microsoft Flight and an unannounced next generation title)

Microsoft Studios Victoria – Untitled Project

As you can see not only does Microsoft have over 20 studios but some of the studios have multiple teams and you really believe that next gen there will be a shortage of xbox exclusives, I seriously dout it.

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PS4isKing_821900d ago

Sounds like most of the Xbox team is solely focused on casual and kinect based games tho rather than core games.

While relying on 3rd parties to supply them with core games.

whoyouwit041900d ago

And where do you get that from? Most studios on that list says untitled nothing about core or kinect but I would expect that from some one whos screen name is PS4isKing_82. you sony fans keep dogging kinect which is foolish when we know that sony will also be focusing on the ps eye next gen as well but yet you glorify it, and they are also about to still Nintendo controller ideas once again and lie and say well we had this idea for 20 years. Sony can not come up with there own ideas for nothing.

Intentions1900d ago

Just to add, that Black tusk studio alone is developing 4 new IP's apparently. And apparently they are core titles.

sway_z1900d ago (Edited 1900d ago )


....that list is terrible...almost everything is media related or Kinect or same old IP's...

Nice try with listing Black & White ...a game that never saw a 360 release and is not even rumoured on anything next gen...also Rare have not been relevant for years...MS saw to that.

Your list did not 'Kinect' with me at all ;/

Jek_Porkins1899d ago

Do you pick up Strongmans slack now?

Microsoft released a lot of new IP's with the Xbox 360, some took off, some did not. Microsoft gave Xbox 360 owners the blockbuster titles that drew people to their console in the first place. So down talk them all you want, the majority of Xbox 360 owners are happy.

Microsoft in the last 3 years has opened 5 new game studios and bought Twisted Pixel. Their first party studios have only put out ONE Kinect game over the last two years, which was Fable The Journey, the rest seem to be focused on the next Xbox.

Microsoft is well aware that core gamers buy hardware at launch, so I would suspect a majority of core games and probably only a smattering of casual. Black Tusk Studios is currently working on 4 new "core" IP's and we don't know the fate of Ryse, which is said to have shifted to the new Xbox and probably switched to the controller.

I'm not sure why people attack every Microsoft article, but it gets old. I don't see a ton of people in Sony articles. Live and let live, if people like Microsoft and enjoy the games and apps and entertainment, what harm is that to you? Does it make you enjoy your PS3 any less?

Get over it.

Ron_Danger1899d ago

"I don't see a lot of people in Sony articles"... Ummm, are you new here??

rainslacker1899d ago


"Microsoft is well aware that core gamers buy hardware at launch, so I would suspect a majority of core games and probably only a smattering of casual"

This is very true, and even Nintendo realized it with the Wii U, which is why we saw quite a few "core" titles on it's release.

I also expect to see some core titles on release of the 720, and probably throughout the next couple years after it's release.

My concern however, is how little they bother with the core now. It almost seems like an afterthought, with the only 1st party core titles being sequels to their major franchises.

Third party core games are still being released, that can't be denied, but that doesn't lend much incentive to pick up a system because I can get them elsewhere for the most part.

When I buy a console I like to know that I will be getting numerous game choices throughout it's lifetime. And what concerns me is that, while I want a reason to get a 720(or even a 360), the systematic drop in core support from the console maker itself is a bit discouraging.

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sway_z1900d ago (Edited 1900d ago )

Yes, Microsoft has 20ish studios..but only 3 'consistent' IP's are released year in/out...

Lists are great....but where are the games?

I'm sick of reading about MS and their non gaming's all very well knowing they're cooking stuff up in the kitchen, but let us taste some games already!

DOMination-1899d ago

Why is it so hard to understand? Most of these studios are new. They are developing games for next gen.

Maybe when you list Sony studios we shouldn't count team ico, London, Cambridge or Polyphony because they all haven't released games for years?

N4G is going to explode when MS turn up at EEE this year and show their software lineup

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