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

E3 2016 Edition

After E3 Microsoft confirmed all games going forwards are releasing on Xbox One and Windows 10 so I have taken off the platforms listed for those titles because its completely pointless really.

First-Party Studios:

  • 343 Industries
    • Halo 5: Guardians Updates – Xbox One
    • Forge: Halo 5 Guardians Edition – Windows 10
    • Halo Wars 2 – 21st February 2017
  • Microsoft Casual Games
    • Microsoft Ultimate Word Games for Windows 10
  • Mojang
    • Minecraft updates – PC/Mobile/Hololens/Oculus Rift [OR Spring 2016]
  • Rare
    • Sea of Thieves – 2017
  • The Coalition
    • Gears of War 4 – 11th October 2016
    • Gears of War Ultimate Edition Updates
  • Turn10
    • Forza Motorsport 6 DLC (Xbox One)
    • Forza Motorsport 6: Apex (Windows 10)
    • Forza Horizon 3 – 27th September 2016

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

  • 4J Studios
    • Minecraft: Xbox Edition Updates (Xbox One/Xbox 360)
  • Armature Studios
    • ReCore – 13th September 2016
  • Asobo Studios
  • Code Mystics
    • Phantom Dust – 2017
  • Cloudgine
    • Crackdown 3 – 2017
  • Comcept
    • ReCore – 13th September 2016
  • Creative Assembly
    • Halo Wars 2 – 21st February 2017
  • Iron Galaxy
    • Killer Instinct: Season Three Updates – Ongoing support
  • Platinum Games
    • Scalebound – 2017
  • Playground Games
    • Forza Horizon 3 – 27th September 2016
  • Reagent Games
    • Crackdown 3 – 2017
  • Remedy Entertainment
    • Quantum Break Updates  – 5th April 2016
  • Skybox Labs
    • Age of Empires II: The African Kingdoms (PC)
    • Age of Mythology: The Tale of the Dragon (PC)
    • Halo Wars Definitive Edition?
  • Splash Damage
    • Gears of War 4 – 11th October 2016
  • Undead Labs
    • State of Decay 2 – 2017
  • Sumo Digital
    • Crackdown 3 – 2017

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

  • Capcom Vancouver [Capcom]
    • Dead Rising 4 – 6th December 2016
  • Crystal Dynamics [Square Enix]
    • Rise of the Tomb Raider – Xbox One/Xbox 360
  •  Motiga [Perfect World]
    • Gigantic – 2016

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

  • Certain Affinity
    • Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Xbox One [May 2015 update]
  • Crystal Dynamics [Square Enix]
    • Rise of the Tomb Raider – Xbox One/Xbox 360
  • Ruffian Games
    • Halo The Master Chief Collection: Halo 3/Halo 4/Halo 3 ODST – Xbox One [May 2015 ODST, see below]
  • Moon Studios
    • Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition – Xbox One/Windows 10 [11th March 2016]

Other information:

Rumours/Speculation:

  • Moon Studios
    • Ori and the Will of the Wisp

Change list & other notes:

  • Added all E3 stuff, new games, dates
  • Taken off some older partnerships who MS aren’t working with anymore (such as Insomniac)

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