entered the home video games console market in 2001 with the Xbox.
The Microsoft Game Studios
label was introduced in July 2002 for products developed in-house or as first-party software for the Xbox console. Next to the original development teams, Microsoft also set up or acquired a number of studios, such as Bungie
, Carbonated Games
, FASA Interactive
, Turn 10
, Wingnut Interactive
, 343 Industries
(2007), Microsoft Game Studios Vancouver
(2011), Twisted Pixel Games
(2011) and Black Tusk Studios
Between 2007 and 2009 the company lost or closed four of its development studios:
In June 2011, during the E3 convention, the company announced that it would be "rebranding" the name to Microsoft Studios
Also Known As
- Microsoft Game Studios (from Jun, 2002 to 2011)
Some working titles for the Xbox 360 console were Project Xenon, Xbox 2 and Xbox Next.