Microsoft’s Phil Spencer Reiterates Xbox’s Commitment To Buying Studios It Deems ‘A Good Fit’

It’s no secret that Microsoft and Xbox have been bolstering their studio ranks over the last couple of years, and Xbox head Phil Spencer has now reiterated that commitment to studio acquisitions it deems a good fit for the company.

These are the latest news from Wall Street Journal’s Tech Live Event, as reported by Video Games ChronicleSpencer was asked if the Xbox Game Studios lineup is complete in this interview. Spencer essentially stated that it could never be finished as there’s no quota the company is after. 

“There’s no quota,” Spencer said. “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 to go do, and if we feel we can both get better together, absolutely.

It’s one of the privileges we have of being at Microsoft and having the capability to take a long-term approach, and adding amazing creators to the portfolios is an important part of that.” 

Spencer said he’s proud of the studios Xbox has acquired so far, adding that he’s especially happy with the choice and opportunities Xbox offers its developers. 

“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,” Spencer said. 

It has been just more than half a decade since the interview. Microsoft purchased ZeniMax and, subsequently, BethesdaThe company bought multiple studios and brought them under one umbrella for $7.5 billion. Spencer had taken a similar stand on studio acquisitions in June. The studio acquisitions have been cited as a positive for the gaming industry

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