Xbox is ‘shifting focus’ away from studio acquisitions

Xbox is “shifting focus” from studio acquisitions to a new phase of “execution and delivery,” its studios boss said at X019 on Thursday.

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mrmikew2018341d ago

It’s definitely the time for them to show and prove

CaptainHenry916341d ago

I'm looking forward to it. Hopefully it works out for them

kythlyn341d ago

I think today's show was a good start. As someone who skipped Xbox this gen, today is the first day in years I've actually been optimistic for the brand.

Kingthrash360341d ago

Good start?
I remember the day they showed off scalebound and people said the same thing...this isnt a start this is a common see, you get optimistic, it launches, you get disappointed...and repeat.
I hope this game will be good, but this isnt a start, it's just MS being MS

ThinkThink340d ago


If you can look at MS from 2001, 2013 and 2019 and NOT see a massive difference in improvement, I'm afraid nothing MS could do would ever satisfy you. Thank god for Sony, right?

AngelicIceDiamond341d ago

Essentially. MS has more than enough studios now its time to let the bakers bake.

Muzikguy341d ago

They're making moves to make the next generation interesting that's for sure

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isarai341d ago

I mean they have enough, now it's just about building them into something great.

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Spurg341d ago (Edited 341d ago )

I wish they acquired Asobo studios. But the focus is now on the studios and building them up. INxile, Obsidian, Ninja Theory, and the Initiative have grown bigger since they were acquired.

nibblo341d ago

Yes, especially with the success of Plague Tale and the fact that they are developing Flight Simulator. Maybe in the future if FS is well received.

Sm00thNinja341d ago

Does this mean they are done acquiring studios

Ausbo341d ago

They said they are always looking. I think they are telling us not to expect them anymore

darthv72341d ago

they are done for now but will announce more when the time comes.

kythlyn341d ago

They are M$, they will never stop acquiring, no matter what they say.

Sm00thNinja341d ago

I mean how is that bad for Xbox fans lol

King_Noctis341d ago

I don’t think so. They had just opened a new studio to put in charge of the Age of Empire franchise.

Sm00thNinja340d ago (Edited 340d ago )

I'd like to see a big name acquisition still. I remember that crazy rumor they were going after EA! Hell even buying Bungie back would be massive. Not to do Halo, 343 has filled in admirably despite a rocky start

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I just want ONE exclusive turn-based JRPG that's optimized for Scarlett....just one. Show JRPG fans some love Microsoft!

-Foxtrot341d ago

Lost Odyssey II

* hums ‘What You Are’ *


Give me a Lost Odyssey remake or Lost Odyssey II....and I buy Scarlett. It's that simple.

BlackIceJoe341d ago

I know it will never happen, but man would it be huge news if Microsoft bought Mistwalker and Level 5.

Just imagining what they could Do for the Xbox brand in Japan would be phenomenal.

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