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

April 2016 Edition

First-Party Studios:

  • 343 Industries
    • Halo 5: Guardians Updates – Xbox One
    • Halo Wars 2 – Xbox One/Windows 10 [Fall 2016]
  • Decisive Games
  • Lionhead Studios [Potentially shutting down]
  • Microsoft Casual Games
    • Microsoft Ultimate Word Games for Windows 10
  • Mojang
    • Minecraft updates – PC/Mobile/Hololens/Oculus Rift [OR Spring 2016]
    • Cobalt – Xbox One/Xbox 360/PC [February 2016]
  • Rare
    • Sea of Thieves – Xbox One/Windows 10 [2016]
  • The Coalition
    • Gears of War 4 – Xbox One [Fall 2016, Beta Spring 2016]
    • Gears of War Ultimate Edition Updates – Xbox One/Windows 10
  • Turn10
    • Forza Motorsport 6 DLC (Xbox One)
    • Forza Motorsport 6: Apex (Windows 10)

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

  • 4J Studios
    • Minecraft: Xbox Edition Updates (Xbox One/Xbox 360)
  • Armature Studios
    • ReCore – Xbox One/Windows 10 [2016]
  • Asobo Studios
  • Cloudgine
    • Crackdown 3 – Xbox One [Multiplayer Summer 2016, Full Release 2017?]
  • Comcept
    • ReCore – Xbox One/Windows 10 [2016]
  • Creative Assembly
    • Halo Wars 2 – Xbox One/Windows 10 [Fall 2016]
  • Fatshark
    • Cobalt – Xbox One/Xbox 360 [February 2016]
  • Iron Galaxy
    • Killer Instinct: Season Three – Xbox One/Windows 10 [29th March 2016]
  • Moon Studios
    • Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition – Xbox One/Windows 10 [11th March 2016]
  • Motiga
    • Gigantic – Xbox One/Windows 10 [2016]
  • Oxeye Games
    • Cobalt – Xbox One/Xbox 360/PC [February 2016]
  • Platinum Games
    • Scalebound – Xbox One [2017]
  • Reagent Games
    • Crackdown 3 – Xbox One [Multiplayer Summer 2016]
  • Remedy Entertainment
    • Quantum Break  – Xbox One/Windows 10 [5th April 2016]
  • Saber Interactive
  • Skybox Labs
    • Age of Empires II: The African Kingdoms (PC)
    • Age of Mythology: The Tale of the Dragon (PC)
  • Splash Damage
    • Gears of War Ultimate Edition (Xbox One/Windows 10)
  • Undead Labs
  • Sumo Digital
    • Crackdown 3 – Xbox One [Multiplayer Summer 2016, Full Release 2017?]

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 [May 2015 update]
  • Frontier Developments
    • Screamride – Xbox One/Xbox 360 [March 2015]
  • Insomniac Games
    • Sunset Overdrive – Xbox One [April 2015 DLC]
  • Playground Games
    • Forza Horizon 2 – Xbox One [April 2015 DLC, probably working on Horizon 3]
  • Ruffian Games
    • Halo The Master Chief Collection: Halo 3/Halo 4/Halo 3 ODST – Xbox One [May 2015 ODST, see below]
  • Twisted Pixel
    • AAA game” [Late 2015 left Microsoft Studios to go independent]
    • Previously Lococycle
  • Vanguard Games
    • Halo: Spartan Strike PC/mobile [December 2014]

Other information:

Rumours/Speculation:

  • Playground Games
    • Forza Horizon 3 – Xbox One/Windows 10 [Fall 2016]

Change list & other notes:

  • Press Play removed as they have been shut down and Project Knoxville has been cancelled
  • Lionhead Studios are potentially being closed but Fable Legends has definitely ceased development and been cancelled

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