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Microsoft Game Studios is a worldwide publisher and developer of games for the PC and Xbox video game system and online platforms. Comprising a network of top developers, Microsoft Game Studios is committed to creating innovative and diverse game portfolios for PC including such franchises as Age of Empires, Flight Simulator and Zoo Tycoon. The company's Xbox games include such franchises as Halo, Project Gotham Racing and NFL Fever.

Software Highlights from Credited Titles

Microsoft Game Studios's first work that SPOnG is aware of is the 1997 title, "Gex" (PC).

The company has been involved titles released on the Xbox One, PC, Wii U, Xbox 360, DS/DSi, Xbox, Gizmondo and GBA. Of these, "Halo 3" (Xbox 360), "Project Gotham Racing 2" (Xbox), "Halo 2" (Xbox), "Fable: The Lost Chapters" (Xbox), "Forza Motorsport" (Xbox) has been a best selling title.

The company's most recent involvement was on the 2020 release "Ori and the Will of the Wisps" (Xbox One).

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