Microsoft Studios – Current Projects and Studios list (April 2017)

April 2017 Edition

Last one was July 2016 so this is a big update, i’ve changed how their second-party projects have been laid out per project as well, its a rather pitiful list admittedly. Next one will probably be E3

First-Party Studios:

  • 343 Industries
    • Halo 5: Guardians Updates – Xbox One
    • Next Halo
  • Microsoft Casual Games
    • Microsoft Ultimate Word Games for Windows 10
  • Mojang
    • Minecraft updates – PC/Mobile/Hololens/Oculus Rift
  • Rare
    • Sea of Thieves
  • The Coalition
    • Gears of War 4 Updates
    • Next Gears of War
  • Turn10
    • Next Forza Motorsport

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

Upcoming releases:

  • Crackdown 3 – 2017
    • Cloudgine
    • Reagent Games
    • Ruffian Games
    • Sumo Digital
  • Phantom Dust – 2017
    • Code Mystics
  • State of Decay 2 – 2017
    • Undead Labs

Updates, DLC and post-release support:

  • Forza Horizon 3 DLC
    • Playground Games
  • Gears of War 4/Franchise Team
    • Splash Damage
  • Halo
    • Halo Wars 2 DLC + Halo Wars Team
      • Creative Assembly
    • Halo 5 Guardians Forge (Windows 10)
      • Ruffian Games
  • Killer Instinct
    • Iron Galaxy
  • Minecraft: Xbox Edition Updates
    • 4J Studios
  • ReCore – DLC/Definitive Edition
    • Armature Studios
    • Comcept
  • Skybox Labs
    • Age of Empires II – Ongoing DLC support (PC)

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

  • Capcom Vancouver [Capcom]
    • Dead Rising 4 DLC

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

  • Moon Studios
    • Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition – Xbox One/Windows 10

Other information:

Rumours/Speculation:

  • Moon Studios
    • Ori and the Will of the Wisp

Change list & other notes:

  • Added all E3 stuff, new games, dates
  • Made changes to adjust for recent projects and whats still going in 2017.

Previous lists: