Microsoft Studios

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Microsoft Studios
TypeDivision of Microsoft
IndustryInteractive entertainment
Computer and video games
When it was created2002 (as Microsoft Game Studios)
2011 (as Microsoft Studios)
HeadquartersRedmond, Washington, U.S.
Key peopleDon Mattrick
(President, Interactive Entertainment Business)
Phil Spencer
(Corporate Vice President)
Phil Harrison
(Head of Microsoft Studios Europe)
Things madeXbox
Xbox 360
Games for Windows
Games for Windows Phone
Xbox Live
Kinect
ParentMicrosoft
Subsidiaries343 Industries
Black Tusk Studios
Lionhead Studios
Press Play
Rare Ltd.
Turn 10 Studios
Mojang
Twisted Pixel Games
BigPark
WebsiteOfficial 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.

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