Microsoft Studios

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Microsoft Studios
Type Division of Microsoft
Industry Interactive entertainment
Computer and video games
When it was created 2002 (as Microsoft Game Studios)
2011 (as Microsoft Studios)
Headquarters Redmond, Washington, U.S.
Key people Don Mattrick
(President, Interactive Entertainment Business)
Phil Spencer
(Corporate Vice President)
Phil Harrison
(Head of Microsoft Studios Europe)
Things made Xbox
Xbox 360
Games for Windows
Games for Windows Phone
Xbox Live
Kinect
Parent Microsoft
Website Official website

Microsoft Studios is the video game production wing for Microsoft, responsible for the development and publishing of games for the Xbox, Xbox 360, Games for Windows and Windows Phone platforms. They were established in 2002 as Microsoft Game Studios to coincide with the release of the Xbox, before being re-branded in 2011. Microsoft Studios develops and publishes games in conjunction with first and third party development studios under their publishing label.