Microsoft Studios Is Now Xbox Game Studios

Over the last several months, Microsoft Studios has expanded, with the addition five new studios at E3 2018 and another two studios announced at X018. During the February 2019 episode of Inside Xbox, Matt Booty, the Head of Microsoft Studios,…

Senior Staff Level Designer Chris O’Neill Joins The Initiative

Microsoft’s new studio The Initiative is continuing to bolster its¬†staff by adding the most talented writers, producers and directors in the business. They’ve picked up staff like Drew Murray, formerly from Insomniac Games, as well as Tom Shepherd from Rockstar…

InXile CEO on Being Acquired by Microsoft: We’re Looking to Grow, AA Development Has Risen in Costs

Recently, InXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment were acquired by Microsoft Studios. Brian Fargo, Studio Head of InXile Entertainment, talked to Eurogamer about the acquisition and what it meant for the studio. Brian confirmed that the team currently consists of around…

Opinion: Xbox Game Pass vs PS Now

Xbox Game Pass and Playstation Now are two game services that allow access to over a hundred games. On the surface they seem like simple bullet points to sell you on a console but behind the scenes both these services…

Matt Booty: We’re Interested in Studios Comprised of 50 to 100 people

Matt Booty: We’re Interested in Studios Comprised of 50 to 100 people While Xbox has received criticism over the last couple of years regarding a lack of first-party studios, they’ve taken steps to rectify that situation. In January, Matt Booty…

The Initiative Brings in More Big Talent

The Initiative is Microsoft’s premier new first-party studio headed by Darrell Gallagher. It is no secret that Microsoft wants to make this studio the crown jewel of their first party studios. This has become even more clear thanks to a…

Microsoft Is Hiring for a New California Team

Update: The job listing no longer exists, and using the link results in a page stating that “This job has expired. Please try your search again.” It seems likely that Microsoft noticed the job listing was getting attention and has…

Weekly News Wrap-Up – April 22nd

While we missed you last week, the weekly wrap has returned, after a very exciting week with the launch of Yakuza 6 and God of War.¬† If you have been playing either of those games or both, you may have…

The Last Son News Flash – Microsoft Studios Adds New Leadership & Beefs Up Studio

Microsoft Studio Head Matt Booty has announced a new executive leader coming into the Xbox family, Darrell Gallagher from Crystal Dynamics. Check my thoughts on the move…

Darrell Gallagher Joins Microsoft Studios

Today, Matt Booty, Head of Microsoft Studios, announced that Darrell Gallagher would be joining the Microsoft Studios executive leadership team. As Darrell Gallagher joins Microsoft Studios, hopefully we’ll learn more in the future about his role. The announcement welcoming Darrell…