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Xbox will buy more studios, says Phil Spencer-“We’re definitely not done”

According to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, Microsoft will continue to buy more game development studios. Spencer said at a Wall Street Journal event on Monday that Microsoft would “definitely” buy more studios, but there’s no timeline for when the deal will take place.

“We’re definitely not done,” Spencer said, as Tom Warren reported. “There is no quota, no timeline to get a studio by a certain time, but if we find the right studio … absolutely”

Spencer hasn’t said anything about the studio Xbox is considering buying, but Microsoft says it wants to buy another Japanese studio.

Microsoft’s last major game acquisition was ZeniMax / Bethesda, which bought $ 7.5 billion. Microsoft currently has 23 game development studios around the world working on a variety of projects.

Sony has also recently acquired a studio. In 2021 alone, Sony acquired four studios, including Bluepoint, Firesprite, Nixxes and Housemarque.

Also during the interview, Spencer talked about rumors that the Xbox Game Pass has reached 30 million subscribers. He downplayed the rumors and instead pointed out the 18 million figures released by the Xbox in January.

There is no doubt that the number of Game Pass subscribers has increased since then, but Microsoft may not share the new number until it wishes, probably with Microsoft’s revenue on October 26th.

In other news, 2021 is the 20th anniversary of the Xbox, and Microsoft has a lot of celebrations.

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-will-acquire-more-studios-phil-spencer-says-were-definitely-not-done/1100-6497178/?ftag=CAD-01-10abi2f

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