Microsoft Studios

Overview

Microsoft 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, Ensemble, FASA Interactive, Lionhead, Rare, Turn 10, Wingnut Interactive, 343 Industries (2007), Microsoft Game Studios Vancouver (2011), Twisted Pixel Games (2011) and Black Tusk Studios (2012).

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)

Games

Age of Mythology Extended Edition: Tale of the Dragon(2016)
Forza Motorsport 6: Alpinestars Car Pack(2016)
Forza Motorsport 6: Mobil 1 Car Pack(2015)
Rise of the Tomb Raider (Collector's Edition)(2015)
Rise of the Tomb Raider(2015)
Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms(2015)
Halo 5: Guardians(2015)
Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition - Minecraft Star Wars Prequel Skin Pack(2015)
Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition - Halloween Mash-up Pack(2015)
World of Tanks: Xbox One Edition - Ram II Golden Bundle(2015)
Forza Motorsport 6(2015)
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition - Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Skin Pack(2015)
World of Tanks: Xbox One Edition - Premium Starter Pack(2015)
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition(2015)
Project Spark: Battle Stations(2015)
Rare Replay(2015)
Project Spark: Builder Pack - Biome Music(2015)
World of Tanks: Xbox One Edition - Currency Quick Cash Pack(2015)
World of Tanks: Xbox One Edition - Currency Mega Pack(2015)
World of Tanks: Xbox One Edition - Currency Big Bucks Pack(2015)
Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition - Greek Mythology Mash-up(2015)
Project Spark: Void Corruptor(2015)
Forza Horizon 2: IGN Car Pack(2015)
Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition - Minecon 2015 Skin Pack(2015)
Project Spark: Dungeon Descent(2015)
Forza Horizon 2: Porsche Expansion(2015)
Forza Horizon 2: Duracell Car Pack(2015)
Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Halo 3: ODST(2015)
Project Spark: Builder Pack - Leaderboards(2015)
Pinball FX2: Portal Pinball(2015)
Forza Horizon 2: Pre-Order Car Pack(2015)
State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition(2015)
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition - 2nd Birthday Skin Pack(2015)
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition - Minecraft 1st Birthday Skin Pack(2015)
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition - 3rd Birthday Skin Pack(2015)
Forza Horizon 2: Alpinestars Car Pack(2015)
State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition - Day One(2015)
Project Spark: Conker Play & Create Bundle(2015)
Halo: Spartan Bundle(2015)
Halo: Spartan Strike(2015)
Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious(2015)
Project Spark: Recon Mission(2015)
Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition - Minecraft Pattern Texture Pack(2015)
Forza Horizon 2: Mazda MX-5 Car Pack(2015)
Ori and the Blind Forest(2015)
Forza Horizon 2: Rockstar Car Pack(2015)
Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition - The Simpsons Skin Pack(2015)
Project Spark: Builder Pack - Expressions(2015)
Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition - Star Wars Rebels Skin Pack(2015)
Forza Horizon 2: Top Gear Car Pack(2015)

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Trivia

Some working titles for the Xbox 360 console were Project Xenon, Xbox 2 and Xbox Next.

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