Spencer: 'The Capability That We Have as a First-Party Organization Will Continue to Get Bigger' - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2019 / 2,232 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 Labs, Playground Games, Ninja Theory, and Compulsion Games. The company later announced it had acquired Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment.
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