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Phil Spencer Explains Acquisitions For Xbox Is Not Finished, “There’s No Quota”


Although distinct purchases from Xbox’s Microsoft in more than half a year with the fulfilled acquisition of Bethesda/Zenimax Media this past March, hope spurs towards other possibilities. For one, Sega was a heavily predicted culprit for some time. But, that does not look to be the case with the recent partnership between the two for next-generation projects.

But, that does not mean the momentum will end so soon. Last year, Xbox boss Phil Spencer told that the firm is eager to make advancements for more buyouts in favor for Xbox Game Pass alongside single-player experiences. In 2021, Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty told the company is aiming to acquire until each quarter welcomes a namely release respectively.

But in a previous interview with The Wall Street journal, that gamesindustry.biz transcribed from, Spencer explains that the acquisition game has yet to settle just yet for the Xbox firm.

So we’re always other looking for people who we think would be a good match and teams that would be a good match with our strategy. So we’re definitely not done. There’s no quota. There’s no kind of timeline where I have to go acquire studios by a certain time, but if we find a studio where we have a good fit, we share what we’re trying to go do and what they’re trying to go do, and if we feel we can both get better together, absolutely.

He adds, “If you look at some of the people we’ve acquired and partnered with, it’s people we’ve had long-term relationships with, and they’ve come inside of Xbox now and they see our roadmap on platform and service, and I want them to be able to do their most amazing creative work as part of this team.”

While the story for Microsoft is still too young to tell in terms of success for acquisitions, it was recently discovered that the purchase of Double Fine Productions was truly beneficial for Psychonauts 2. If not for Xbox, climatic boss fights would likely be absent from the full release. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you in favor of Microsoft’s ambition to continue acquiring studios?

Source: gamesindustry.biz

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