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Spencer: 'The Capability That We Have as a First-Party Organization Will Continue to Get Bigger'

Spencer: 'The Capability That We Have as a First-Party Organization Will Continue to Get Bigger' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2019 / 2,227 Views

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer speaking on Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb's podcast discussed Microsoft's first-party studios. He plans the number of studios to continue to grow, but the company is in a much better position than it has been in the last five years. 

"The capability that we have now as a first-party organization I do think it will continue to get bigger, but what we have right now is so different than the position we’ve been in in the last five years, which is awesome," said Spencer. 

"I’ve seen what Ninja Theory’s working on next and what their pipeline looks like… I saw what Playground’s working on next, I saw what Rare is working on next and their continued growth and success with Sea of Thieves."

Microsoft at E3 2018 announced it had acquired Undead LabsPlayground GamesNinja Theory, and Compulsion Games. The company later announced it had acquired Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment.

Thanks GamingBolt.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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7 Comments

KLXVER (on 01 February 2019)

After the XB1 you better have lots of great games for your next console.


Mr Puggsly (on 02 February 2019)

Assuming we've seen just about every major game X1 is gonna get, I'd say the only thing X1 has really lacked is some good adventure games and Halo was under utilized. However, X1 had gems I'd argue competing consoles did not have.

Either way, it certainly appears MS has big plans for next gen and hopefully more gems are coming to X1.


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method114 (on 02 February 2019)

Hope they can do it. MS has had nothing but horrible luck this gen. So many canceled games, and the exclusives they do have aren't anything special. Nothing that stands out at all.


mjk45 (on 01 February 2019)

I'm capable of having sex with lots of hot girls too.


JON0 (on 01 February 2019)

I'll make a judgement for myself when i see the games. Hopefully it's not like what MS always do.. some nice decent exclusives at the start of the gen, and as the years go by, less and less good first party games are released. Would like to see MS at least match what Sony and Nintendo can do, but they have a lot of catching up to do.


Heavenly_King (on 01 February 2019)

so far that capability is almost Null. So it does not mean much greater things.


Mr Puggsly (on 02 February 2019)

They just bought the studios recently and its at least an effort to make future 1st party support better.


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Heavenly_King (on 05 February 2019)

I know they have bought lots of studios, buy that hasn't been "translated" into games yet.


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GoOnKid (on 01 February 2019)

Good. Keep going.


shikamaru317 (on 01 February 2019)

MS have suggested they they still plan to buy or create more 1st party studios, and reliable leakers have said they are still in negotiations with multiple studios.


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GoOnKid (on 01 February 2019)

That's great. I want them to be stronger next gen so the entire industry gets stronger. Healthy competition is good for everyone.


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jason1637 (on 01 February 2019)

MS going sicko mode.