The company wants to further strengthen its division of internal development, and the first leaks point to CD Projekt RED or Techland as leading candidates.
Microsoft has radically changed its strategy in its division, Xbox. The company, which started as hesitant with Xbox One at the beginning of the generation, it was soon amending troubles with the internal developments and their games first party betting on work from the same source of video games: the teams and studies. Thus, acquiring great teams and firms, Redmond founded the Xbox Game Studios. Although had claimed that the acquisitions had been completed, it seems that there is still a last ace under the sleeve of Phil Spencer, for Xbox Game Studios could grow your list of first names with a Polish team of the stature of CD Projekt RED (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt) or Techland (Dying Light).
Poland is one of the countries with the highest quality in their studies of development
During a recent podcast, the director of film and documentaries mr. borys Nieśpielak (who also directed the documentary about the independent game development We Are Alright) has confirmed that Microsoft has sent to various representatives and experts in acquisitions to Poland, because the firm would be interested in acquiring several studies of video game development based in the european country. Although I have not been given specific details, Nieśpielak says that Microsoft has spoken with at least one of the more important studies in the country, although not dare to confirm if you have made purchases or not.
Polish game developers which are still independent and remove interesting. [4/4] pic.twitter.com/GdCQoGqxms— S3V8 🔙 X019 (@_s3v8_) December 19, 2019
Interestingly, in Poland are some of the developers most important video game of the moment, being CD Projekt RED, creators of The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077, the most outstanding and prominent of all. This team, which keeps a special relationship with Microsoft, could be the most clear and evident of all in the case that it is confirmed that the division of digital entertainment-the company wants to continue to expand the catalog of Xbox Game Studios with a signature of important value in terms of license and games. We also found a Techland, a huge group of responsible development of video games as a Dying Light 2 and editor of numerous independent game, and of lesser economic value that CD Projekt RED a factor that might also be of interest to Microsoft and their plans of expansion.
Although they are the two most prominent names, there are a large number of small studies poles or equipment development of great worth that could be interesting additions to the Microsoft. Among them are Bloober Team, creative behind games of terror as a Blair Witch and Layers of Fear, the team 11 bit Studios, responsible for Frostpunk. However, there is an important factor to be taken into account, because Microsoft as a company does not have a history of acquiring companies listed on the stock exchange. That is, as pointing from Gamingbolt, you would leave out of the equation to equipment such as People Can Fly, The Astronauts and The Farm 51, being the first one of the priority partners of Xbox, as they undertake Gears of War: Judgment. Be that as it may, it seems that the division of Xbox, wants to finalize its roster of in-house studies, and that can only be good news for the users of the platform, and video games.
Phoneia.com (December 25, 2019). Microsoft may buy an important study Polish for Xbox Game Studios. Recovered from https://phoneia.com/en/microsoft-may-buy-an-important-study-polish-for-xbox-game-studios/