Microsoft creates new first-party studio for "core" games

MGS Vancouver is building a world-class development team in Vancouver, BC, Canada, dedicated to making games for "core" gamers. Our mission is to push the limits of proven and unexplored game development and show the world what's possible on Microsoft's game consoles.

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TOO PAWNED2787d ago (Edited 2787d ago )

Cool for them. At the moment Canada seems to be the most popular place for opening studios.

limewax2787d ago (Edited 2787d ago )

Damn right but its about time they announced games rather than just studios. Plus this doesn't fill me with confidence, the last 2-3 times I heard of an studio being opened to make MS some core games it ended up kinect/avatar based

Edit: I find it funny I get disagrees. So you would rather microsoft announce 50 new studios and no games?

zootang2787d ago


Also, studios don't last too long under Microsoft.

MaxXAttaxX2787d ago (Edited 2787d ago )

The news of a new studio is great, but even greater would be the news of a new game.

False alarm. The new studio in Canada is making Kinect games apparently:
They called it a "AAA" Kinect shooter. That's probably what they meant by "core".

Chaos692787d ago (Edited 2787d ago )

"...our studio strategy has changed and now focuses on developing a core AAA shooter experience using Kinect"

Oh fvck

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Zir02787d ago (Edited 2787d ago )

Could well be, like the post said the timing seems like we might get some form of teaser at E3

A AAA Kinect shooter could be interesting.

Cloudberry2787d ago (Edited 2787d ago )


It would be a full fledged shooter / First Person Shooter game for Kinect I assume?

multipayer2787d ago

Just throw any crap dev on that POS, and let Rare produce sequels to its awesome franchises again...

Emilio_Estevez2787d ago

Whoever disagreed with this guy obviouly didn't read GAF. Their making a "core" kinect shooter. If there is such a thing.

miyamoto2787d ago

So Kinect games are supposed to be the AAA core games of the 360 now? I wonder what they have done to make better use of Kinect tech. This will be very interesting indeed.

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kingdavid2787d ago

Dont Canada game dev companies get a crapload of government funding?

egidem2787d ago

True. I live in Toronto and there's a new Ubisoft studio that just opened last year. Some of my favorite games are being made in this country, some of them including the Mass Effect and Assassin's Creed series.

Seriously though, Microsoft does need something like this. They also need to work out a way to sort out the Games for Windows Live's a mess. I tried to play BioShock 2 on PC the other day, and there would be a patch required every time. It'd fail and the whole process would repeat. I decided to skip it.

lelo2play2787d ago (Edited 2787d ago )

It's good to see Microsoft opening new 1st party studios. They certainly need them.

Solidus187-SCMilk2787d ago

Im glad MS made a new studio, I think they need some more. Im also glad to see that this new studio focuses on "core" games. What that means we will have to wait and see, but at least they didnt come out ans say we are making avatars

It doesnt surprise me to see people who are still negative and bitter about this tho. MS could open 25 studios and they would still complain that they didnt open 26 studios. Like usual, Im pretty sure most of the haters dont have or even like Xbox. Because if you have a 360, this isnt bad news.

Im interested to see what they will be working on first. Even thong I hate motion controls and dont like kinnect at all, its good to hear that they are at least trying to do something besides casual games with it. Who knows if it will be awesome or not, its good to know that they are trying. Maybe they have some great ideas, maybe not. Im interested to see what they are working on

DigitalRaptor2787d ago (Edited 2787d ago )

Honestly, lots of people know of the negativity I have towards Microsoft, but if they did open 25 studios, that would be awesome and a step in the right direction. That's good for everyone - for gamers and for Microsoft. I wouldn't try and spin that (unless it was all for Kinect).

gamingdroid2787d ago

I believe they have some lax tax laws for video game companies. Go figure, lower taxes stimulate the economy. Not giving away gobs and gobs of money!!!

Obama take note!

JoeIsMad2787d ago

This is what happens when the studio gets a large benefit to building on the country, like tax refunds.

JMyers2787d ago

Canada offers a lot of tax incentives which is great for setting up Studios. It also benefits the local economy because of its employment creation.

Wish they had this view in the UK. A lot of start up game companies struggle.

Jonah_Reese2786d ago

Sounds awesome can't wait to see what they bring out. Please something for the 360 or BEYOND.

Jonah_Reese2786d ago

Something new for the 360*

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Shok2787d ago

Good, a new first party studio, but are you actually gonna task them with making games? Microsoft has a couple of first-party studios that are doing NOTHING, just sittin there existing.

WetN00dle692787d ago

Hey i bet it doesnt bother them. I mean they are getting paid just by sitting down and spinning in their office chairs.

awiseman2787d ago

Spinning in office chairs is fun though....

Tired2787d ago


No jobs currently available....hehehe

omi25p2787d ago

Now get some non kinect exclusives ready to lauch next year and im happy

omi25p2787d ago


At disagrees i guess people dont want xbox exclusives then....

hiredhelp2787d ago (Edited 2787d ago )

About bloody time Microsoft you realised there's starving 360 core gamers wanting exclusives.
All that subscription charges need to go on given the ppl what they want not your pockets.

DavidMacDougall2787d ago

Just read that neogaf forum that "Rumor Monger" put up, looks like your gonna have to wait abit longer.

hiredhelp2787d ago

Disagrees lol. N4g gone mad.

gcolley2786d ago

you get anti-fanboy disagrees when you spout the same tired old crap. whether it is paying for live, rrod, M$... whatever, because you sound like a mindless drone who brings nothing new to the conversation.

doesnt really matter if you are or not, this website would just be a better place without all the same old tired rubbish fanboy comments on every article, like i said, bringing absolutely nothing

JoeIsMad2787d ago

Exclusives aren't really going to be in the way of another Gears of Halo, as they have to try and make the value of the Kinect reasonable in the long run. In a world where the Wii and the Kinect cost the same price, most general consumers see more value in the console over the accessory.

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