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Xbox Game 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.

On 5 February 2019, the company rebranded again as Xbox Game Studios.

As of 21 September 2020, Xbox Game Studios is comprised of the following known subsidiaries:

Also Known As

  • Microsoft Studios (from Jun 06, 2011 to Feb 05, 2019)
  • Microsoft Game Studios (from 2001 to Jun 06, 2011)

Games

Halo: Infinite - Campaign(2021)
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - Mexico Civilization(2021)
Halo: Infinite - Multiplayer(2021)
Forza Horizon 5(2021)
Age of Empires IV: 4K HDR Video Pack(2021)
Age of Empires IV(2021)
Age of Empires IV (Digital Deluxe Edition)(2021)
Psychonauts 2(2021)
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition - Dawn of the Dukes(2021)
Gears 5: Operation 8 Bundle(2021)
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - The African Royals(2021)
Minecraft Dungeons: Ultimate Edition(2021)
Space Jam: A New Legacy(2021)
Gears Triple Bundle(2021)
Gears 5: Operation 7 Bundle(2021)
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - United States Civilization(2021)
Gears 5: Operation 6 Bundle(2021)
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition - Lords of the West(2021)
Gears 5: Hivebusters(2020)
Gears 5: Operation 5 Bundle(2020)
Halo 4(2020)
Full Throttle: Remastered(2020)
Grim Fandango: Remastered(2020)
Day of the Tentacle: Remastered(2020)
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition(2020)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Challenger Pack 7(2020)
Halo 3: ODST(2020)
Minecraft Dungeons: Creeping Winter(2020)
Tell Me Why(2020)
Battletoads(2020)
Microsoft Flight Simulator(2020)
Grounded(2020)
Gears 5: Operation 4 Bundle(2020)
Halo 3(2020)
Minecraft Dungeons: Jungle Awakens(2020)
Bard's Tale, The(2020)
Minecraft Dungeons(2020)
Minecraft Dungeons: Hero Edition(2020)
Gears 5: Carmine Bundle(2020)
Halo 2: Anniversary(2020)
Gears Tactics(2020)
Gears 5: Operation 3 - Gridiron Bundle(2020)
Bleeding Edge(2020)
State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition(2020)
Ori and the Will of the Wisps(2020)
Halo: Combat Evolved - Anniversary(2020)
Wasteland: Remastered(2020)
Gears 5: Operation 1 Bundle(2020)
Gears 5: Operation Free-For-All Bundle(2019)
Halo: The Master Chief Collection(2019)

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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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