If for something it has been characterized Xbox Game Studios These last months it is because they are not afraid to acquire the studies they consider appropriate: the team line has grown and with it the games that they will offer to the players of the green house. Ninja Theory, Obsidian Entertainment, Double Fine Productions or inXile Entertainment are among their acquisitions, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, maintains that they also have their sights set on other development centers that, although they are not currently considered as the main regions for the sector … “will grow.” We talk about places like India, South America or fear, with Spencer pointing out that would be “surprised” if they did not acquire some study in these markets.
Xbox Game Studios: Targeting Other Regions
While the aforementioned regions have not traditionally been associated with big-budget gaming development, Spencer considers it a matter of time for Xbox to buy studios in these areas.. This was indicated in an interview with The Guardian, where he has wielded the following: “In fact, I would be surprised if that did not happen,” he pointed out in relation to the acquisition of development teams in India, South America or Africa.
“Just taking into account the talent available and the tools [como los motores de juegos Unity y Unreal] What are they much more accessible, I would be surprised if in the next 3 to 5 years I will not see several studies in places that are not the traditional hubs of video game development. “Currently, Xbox Game Studios consists of more than 20 subsidiaries and divisions, all based in North America, Europe or Japan.
Places like India, Africa or South America are in the Xbox’s crosshairs
For his part, the director of Xbox Game Studios, Matt Booty, agreed with Spencer’s answer. “There should be a study of several hundred people [en uno de estos territorios]”He added.” And I’m not talking for outsourcing or support, but for team buildingWhatever the idea of what is a very successful game for that market. That’s largely the vision we have. “
The industry in these regions
While it is true that not many of the games developed in these areas achieve great success in the international market, there have been some stories to highlight. For example, the South African development study Free Lives he enjoyed great success with his video game Broforce, based on classic action movies. The Chilean study Wanaka Games was acquired by Behavior Interactive and became Behavior Santiago, helping to develop Fallout Shelter with Bethesda. In India, meanwhile, Ubisoft studios in Mumbai and Pune are working on Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, of which you can know more here.