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Phil Spencer vill köpa en japansk spelutvecklare

Under E3 lät Microsoft utannonsera att de köpt upp ännu en utvecklare. Denna gång handlade det om hyggligt namnkunniga Double Fine (Psychonauts, Brütal Legend) som nu alltså är en del av Xbox Game Studios. Men i en intervju hos Games Industry berättar Xbox-chefen Phil Spencer att de inte är klara med uppköpen ännu och jämför agerandet med Netflix:

"They're growing their business. I think they've done a very good job of investing into where they see the business is going. For us as Microsoft, it is one of the things about having the support of the company behind us. Satya Nadella, our CEO, and Amy Hood our CFO, and our board, see gaming as an important growth category. You can look at our P&L of our company; we're not spending $12 billion on video games today, but as the subscriptions grow and reach more customers, I do think it's important for us to continue to invest in content. It's not every year that we'll add seven new studios, but I do think us looking at specific targets that we need is important."

Spencer fortsatte med att prisa Double Fine och säger att de kommer bidra till att skapa variation för Xbox Game Pass-användare. Därefter lade han till att han tycker det börjar bli dags att köpa en japansk studio:

"I think it would be nice if we found an Asian studio, in particular a Japanese studio, to add [to our studios]. I liked it when we had some first-party capability in Japan. We have a small team there, but I think we can do more. That said, through our trips to Japan, I love having Phantasy Star back on our stage with Sega -- I thought that was fantastic. Miyazaki-San, before with Dark Souls and now having Elden Ring on our stage... the Japanese creators have shown up more and more."

Vilken japansk utvecklare tycker du skulle passa för Microsoft?