Microsoft Studios renames to Xbox Game Studios

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Microsoft Studios renames to Xbox Game Studios

Microsoft Studios has been rebranded Xbox Game Studios.

The corporate vice president of this newly-named division Matt Booty provided more details about this change in a post on Xbox's website, following an Inside Xbox broadcast on the subject.

Cross-platform brand

The exec says that this change of name is a sign of the Xbox brand growing beyond its original hardware-focused remit with the plan being for Xbox to be a name for any platform.

With that in mind, it's interesting to note that Microsoft is preparing to roll out an SDK for Xbox Live on Switch and mobile devices.

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