Microsoft Studios – Current projects list (July 2015)

July 2015 Edition

Please note with Microsoft’s Gamescom conference in early August (likely Tuesday 4th, but don’t hold me to that), I will be holding off on the August Edition until after that show

First-party studios:

  • 343 Industries – Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One) / Halo: The Master Chief Collection updates (Xbox One)
  • Big Park – Entertainment and sports apps (Xbox One)
  • Decisive Games – Unannounced strategy game
  • [Fun]ction Studios – Hololens development
  • Good Science Studio – Hololens development
  • Lift London – Touch Devices Project / 3 unknown projects
  • Lionhead Studios – Fable Legends (Xbox One/PC) / New IP
  • LXP – Hololens development
  • Mojang – Minecraft (PC/Mobile/Hololens)
  • Press Play – Unannounced new project
  • Rare –  Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/PC) / RareReplay (Xbox One)
  • Team Dakota – Project Spark (Xbox One/PC)
  • The Coalition – Gears of War 4 (Xbox One) / Gears of War Ultimate Edition (Xbox One/PC)
  • Twisted Pixel – “AAA” game
  • Turn10 – Forza Motorsport 6 (Xbox One)

Second party studios (publishing relationships or contract work):

  • 4J Studios – Minecraft: Xbox Edition DLC (Xbox One/Xbox 360) / Rare Replay (Xbox One)
  • Armature Studios – ReCore (Xbox One)
  • Cloudgine – Crackdown (Xbox One)
  • Comcept – ReCore (Xbox One)
  • Harmonix Music Systems – Dance Central: Spotlight DLC (Xbox One)
  • Iron Galaxy – Killer Instinct: Season Two (Xbox One/PC)
  • Motiga – Gigantic (Xbox One/PC)
  • Platinum Games – Scalebound (Xbox One)
  • Playground Games – Forza Horizon 2 DLC (Xbox One)
  • Remedy Entertainment – Quantum Break (Xbox One)
  • Saber Interactive – Halo Online (PC)
  • Splash Damage – Gears of War Ultimate Edition (Xbox One/PC)
  • Sumo Digital – Xbox Fitness (Xbox One)
  • Undead Labs – State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition (Xbox One/PC) / Unannounced project
  • Unknown developer – Phantom Dust (Xbox One)
  • Vanguard Games – Halo: Spartan Strike (PC/mobile)
  • Wargaming.net – World of Tanks: Xbox Edition (Xbox 360/Xbox One)

Third-party relationships (exclusives games that are third-party publisher titles):

  • Crystal Dynamics [Square Enix] – Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One/Xbox 360)
  • Harmonix Music Systems [Disney Interactive] – Fantasia: Music Evolved DLC (Xbox One/Xbox 360)

Recent publishing or third-partnerships partnerships with no announced active exclusive project:

  • Access Games – Dark Dreams Don’t Die [D4] (Xbox One)
  • Capcom Vancouver – Dead Rising 3 (Xbox One)
  • Certain Affinity – Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Xbox One)
  • Crytek – Ryse: Son of Rome (Xbox One) / Warface: Xbox 360 Edition (Xbox 360)
  • Frontier Developments – Screamride (Xbox One/Xbox 360)
  • Grounding Inc – Crimson Dragon (Xbox One)
  • Insomniac Games – Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One)
  • Moon Studios – Ori and the Blind Forest (Xbox One/PC)
  • Ruffian Games – Halo The Master Chief Collection: Halo 3 / Halo 4/Halo 3 ODST (Xbox One)
  • Zoe Mode – Powerstar Golf (Xbox One)

Other information/hints:

Rumours/Speculation:

Change list & other notes:

  • Phantom Dust officially has no developer (always unclear if someone else picked it up)
  • Scrolls by Mojang has been discontinued
  • Adjusted other information/hints
  • Changed Press Play to unannounced project
  • Will clear out rumours/recent partnerships after Gamescom.

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