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Name Founded Acquired Notes
343 Industries 2007 Established to oversee the development of the Halo science fiction media franchise following the departure of Bungie Studios. Named after the Halo character 343 Guilty Spark.
Compulsion Games 2009 2018 Games include Contrast and We Happy Few.
Double Fine Productions 2000 2019 Founded by Tim Schafer after his departure from LucasArts. Games include: Psychonauts, Brütal Legend, Broken Age. Double Fine has also been able to acquire rights to remaster some of the earlier LucasArts adventure games, including Grim Fandango, Day of the Tentacle, and Full Throttle.
inXile Entertainment 2002 2018 Founded by Brian Fargo and specializing in RPG games. Titles prior to acquisition include the Wasteland series and The Bard's Tale series.
Mojang Studios 2009 2014 Developers of Minecraft, the best-selling video game of all time.
Ninja Theory 2000 2018 Considered an "Independent AAA" studio prior to acquisition. Games include Kung Fu Chaos, Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, DmC: Devil May Cry, and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.
Obsidian Entertainment 2003 2018 Specializes in RPG games like The Outer Worlds, Obsidian previously worked on licensed games like Fallout: New Vegas, Dungeon Siege III, and South Park: The Stick of Truth.
Playground Games 2010 2018 Worked with Turn 10 Studios on the Forza Horizon series.
Rare 1985 2002 Developer of several franchises prior to acquisition, including Battletoads, Killer Instinct, Banjo-Kazooie, Conker, Perfect Dark. Under Microsoft, has developed several games like Grabbed by the Ghoulies, Kameo: Elements of Power, the Viva Piñata series, Rare Replay and Sea of Thieves.
The Coalition 2010 Formerly called Black Tusk Studios, renamed to Microsoft Studios Vancouver on acquisition to work on Microsoft Flight. Following the 2014 Microsoft acquisition of the Gears of War series from Epic Games, the studio was renamed to The Coalition and put in charge of future Gears games.
The Initiative 2018 Established to act as a first-party developer similar in role to Sony's Santa Monica Studio. Led by Crystal Dynamics veteran Darrell Gallagher.
Turn 10 Studios 2001 Established by Microsoft to develop the Forza Motorsport series.
Undead Labs 2009 2018 Established with sole focus on the zombie-based State of Decay series.
World's Edge 2019 Created internally within Xbox Game Studios to commit more resources and dedicated leadership to the Age of Empires franchise.
Xbox Game Studios Publishing Xbox Game Studios' first-party publishing arm.