Microsoft isn’t done acquiring studios, and according to Matt Booty, head of Microsoft Studios, they have interest in developers that are capable of bringing “content that is a little different to what our big AAA franchises can deliver.”
Speaking to Gamesindusty.biz, Booty elaborated and said while they aren’t trying to hit a “quota”, they do want to expand the breadth of their titles, especially content that is geared more towards Xbox Game Pass subscribers.
“I don’t want to seem like we’re going out to fill a quota,” Booty explains. “It’s not about filling a spreadsheet by any means. We will, however, have an interest in studios right now that fit this criteria of 50 to 100 people, who are making games on a two to three year cadence, and have content that we think will be of interest to our Game Pass subscribers. That means content that is a little different to what our big AAA franchises can deliver”