Microsoft Studios – Current Projects and Studios list (February 2016)

February 2016 Edition

I missed the January 2016 one but the list is back, not a huge amount of updates so far but a few things from January to change.

First-Party Studios:

  • 343 Industries – Halo 5: Guardians DLC (Xbox One) / Halo Wars 2 (Xbox One/Windows 10)
  • Decisive Games – Unannounced strategy game
  • Lionhead Studios – Fable Legends (Xbox One/Windows 10)
  • Microsoft Casual Games – Microsoft Ultimate Word Games for Windows 10
  • Mojang – Minecraft (PC/Mobile/Hololens) / Cobalt (Xbox One/Xbox 360/PC)
  • Press Play – Project Knoxville
  • Rare –  Sea of Thieves (Xbox One/Windows 10)
  • Team Dakota – Project Spark (Xbox One/PC)
  • The Coalition – Gears of War 4 (Xbox One) / Gears of War Ultimate Edition (Xbox One/Windows 10)
  • Turn10 – Forza Motorsport 6 DLC (Xbox One)

Second-Party Studios (publishing relationships or contract work):

  • 4J Studios – Minecraft: Xbox Edition DLC (Xbox One/Xbox 360)
  • Armature Studios – ReCore (Xbox One/Windows 10)
  • Cloudgine – Crackdown 3 (Xbox One)
  • Comcept – ReCore (Xbox One/Windows 10)
  • Creative Assembly – Halo Wars 2 (Xbox One/Windows 10)
  • Fatshark – Cobalt (Xbox One/Xbox 360)
  • Iron Galaxy – Killer Instinct: Season Three (Xbox One/Windows 10)
  • Moon Studios – Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition (Xbox One/Windows 10)
  • Motiga – Gigantic (Xbox One/Windows 10)
  • Oxeye Games – Cobalt (Xbox One/Xbox 360/PC)
  • Platinum Games – Scalebound (Xbox One)
  • Reagent Games – Crackdown 3 (Xbox One)
  • Remedy Entertainment – Quantum Break (Xbox One)
  • Saber Interactive – Halo Online (PC)
  • Skybox Labs – Age of Empires II: The African Kingdoms (PC) / Age of Mythology: The Tale of the Dragon (PC) / Halo 5 Guardians (Xbox One)
  • Splash Damage – Gears of War Ultimate Edition (Xbox One/Windows 10)
  • Undead Labs – Unannounced project
  • Sumo Digital – Crackdown 3 (Xbox One)

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

  • Crystal Dynamics [Square Enix] – Rise of the Tomb Raider DLC (Xbox One/Xbox 360)

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

  • Certain Affinity – Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Xbox One)
  • Frontier Developments – Screamride (Xbox One/Xbox 360)
  • Harmonix Music Systems – Dance Central: Spotlight (Xbox One)
  • Insomniac Games – Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One)
  • Playground Games – Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox One/Xbox 360)
  • Ruffian Games – Halo The Master Chief Collection: Halo 3 / Halo 4/Halo 3 ODST (Xbox One)
  • Twisted Pixel – “AAA game” (Previously Lococycle)
  • Vanguard Games – Halo: Spartan Strike (PC/mobile)

Other information:

Rumours/Speculation:

  • Rare Replay DLC?

Change list & other notes:

  • ReCore announced for Windows 10 in January (previous rumour confirmed)
  • Removed Halo MCC from 343
  • Added new Microsoft trademarks
  • Moved Lionhead’s new IP to other information

Previous lists: