What Studios Did Xbox Buy – Guide, Tips and FAQs

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Xbox is an American-based video game publisher. Back in 2000, it was named Microsoft Studio and currently, it is known as Xbox game studio.

The studio expanded its genre from publishing games to developing games and interactive entertainment which was later named as Xbox platform.

As part of its expansion, Xbox acquired different studios. Through this, Xbox develops games for PCs, consoles, and mobiles. Let’s take a look at some of these studios.

Quick Summary

In this article, we will look at the details of:

  • Studios that Xbox has bought and some of the recent Xbox video games
  • Whether Xbox is compatible with VR or not
  • Some frequently asked questions

So without further delay, let’s get into it.

What Studios Did Xbox Buy?

There was a time when Xbox did not have enough games due to which they faced much criticism. Then, Microsoft and Xbox did some industry-shaking acquisitions that changed the whole perspective of people regarding Xbox.

At this point, Xbox is one of the most game developing and games publishing platforms.  

Let’s have a glimpse at some of those studios:

343 Industries

343 Industries is a subsidiary of Xbox Game Studios, present in Redmond, Washington, United States. This studio works on different, high-profile projects under Xbox.

The Xbox studio is providing you with innovative and accessible amazing Halo games. The Halo franchise is full of technology, creativity, and innovation. As a result, military science fiction games are their specialty.

Halo 5: Guardians and Halo Infinite are two notable releases of 343 Industries for Xbox One and Xbox X. presently, they are working on Halo Infinite liver servicing. Furthermore, the studio is all set to work on the same project for the next decade to maintain live servicing entertainment. 

Mojang Studios

Mojang Studio was founded in the year 2009, in Stockholm, Sweden as an independent game development studio.

In 2014, the Xbox studio purchased this company and the assets related to it.

The studio has many noticeable game releases that include Minecraft, Minecraft: Story Mode, Minecraft Dungeons, Scrolls, Cobalt, Crown, and Council are some of those. These are the games where you explore your own unique world, drawing your imagination and fighting strategically.

You should know that Minecraft is the best-seller game of Mojang studio and one that made it visible in the eyes of the rest of the world. Even to this date, Mojang studio still works on Minecraft and brings out regular updates.

Playground Games

Playground gaming studio is headquartered in Leamington Spa, England. The studio specializes in AAA game development and works to develop genre-defining video games.

You will be glad to know that the studio has worked on Forza Horizon 1 to 5 and Fable Legends. They have the perfect contribution to racing games.

 Currently, Fable 4 is the current project they are working on for the Xbox X series. These series gave the top-notch racing platform.

Turn 10 Studios

The headquarters of Turn 10 studio is present in Redmond, Washington, United States. This subsidiary of Microsoft is working in the computer and game development industry. The studio works on games solely for Microsoft’s consoles.

Some of the projects of Turn 10 include Forza Motorsport 1 to 5, Forza Horizon 1 to 7, and Forza Horizon 2 Present Fast & Furious, Forza Horizon Apex.

This studio is currently working on Forza Motorsport for Xbox Series X.

Ninja Theory

Ninja Theory has its headquarters in Cambridge where they are devoted to creating detailed action-adventure games. Furthermore, Microsoft has invested a lot to make it progressive.

Their superhit games include Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and Devil May Cry. We found these to be highly detailed action games.

The studio is currently working on Hellblade 2 and a mysterious project named Mara. We found The project objective to be tilted toward horror games for experimentation.

Xbox Series X and Series S showed a great rise in sales by half of 2021. These sales caused a shortage of consoles and gave a profit of $43 billion in just half a year.

Recent Xbox Video Games

The new Xbox X series has amazing video games that are trending among people. Here is a small list of some of those games:

  • Saints Row
  • Fortnite
  • F1 ’22
  • Elden Ring
  • Grid Legends
  • Daylight 2 Stay Human

Compatibility of Xbox with VR

People usually ask a question: does any VR headset work with Xbox one and Xbox series x?

The answer is no. This reply is quite strange because Microsoft owns its VR brand. Then why does it not support the Xbox? The reason is, if Xbox starts supporting this set, the whole package would be very expensive.

Does it mean that you cannot connect VR with Xbox?

Obviously not, you can connect it as its Xbox is compatible with a VR headset, but Microsoft and Xbox would not announce this whole package officially.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Does Xbox continue the acquisition of more gaming studios?

Yes, Xbox and Microsoft will continue acquiring more and more first-party gaming studios all around the world. So that they can increase their new IPs portfolio.

Why is the Xbox so successful?

The best feature of Xbox is its backward compatibility. In which you do not have to compromise your favorite old games, you can enjoy old games with new consoles.

Can you play Fortnite on Xbox 360?

No, although Fortnite is one of the most influential games and the Xbox 360 console is the best choice for this generation. Even then Fortnite is not compatible with the Xbox 360.

Wrapping Things Up…

By concluding our topic this is confirmed that Microsoft will continue its acquisition of many more game developers.

Microsoft and Xbox are on the mission to alter the perception of people, they once had about Xbox. That Xbox has failed to provide us with some amazing, fascinating, and innovative video game content. To some extent, this duo was successful in changing it.

Plus, not announcing the compatibility of VR headsets with Xbox is a good decision. This verdict can again swap the destiny of Xbox. They may lose their reputation and somewhat profit as well.

Do let us know in the comment section what you guys think about it.


  • Victor Marquez

    Victor is the Editor in Chief at Techtyche. He tests the performance and quality of new VR boxes, headsets, pedals, etc. He got promoted to the Senior Game Tester position in 2021. His past experience makes him very qualified to review gadgets, speakers, VR, games, Xbox, laptops, and more. Feel free to check out his posts.

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