In recent times, Microsoft has significantly increased its software house “family”, with the acquisition of teams such as Obsidian, Ninja Theory, and many others.
Matt Booty, head of Xbox Game Studios, recently commented on the future activities of these teams, commenting on the possibility that they could also create non-exclusive games at the Redmond House platforms. On the subject, however, Microsoft returned to expressing an interesting declaration of intent to GameIndustry:
” The past year has been an exciting time for us, as we have more than doubled the internal creative teams that make up the Xbox Game Studios. While these studies make the transition, we are aware of some existing commitments to other platforms, and we will honor them. However, as we move forward, these new studios will focus on making games for our platforms. We have no plans to further extend our exclusive first parties on other consoles. ” However, Microsoft has added that it will maintain its commitment and support towards crossplay.
Communication that comes to a short distance from the announcement of the arrival of Ori and the Blind Forest on Nintendo Switch during the month of September and that seems to outline a plan of complete support from the new teams to the current Xbox One and to the future Xbox Scarlett, as well as to Windows PC.