Matt Booty, head of Xbox Game Studios, announced Sunday at the 2019 Microsoft E3 press conference that Double Fine Productions will be their next acquisition. The creators of Psychonauts and Broken Age are releasing Psychonauts 2 and Rad very soon, and this could be big for the future of these products and more. Xbox exclusives?
Last year, Xbox announced the acquisition of The Initiative, Undead Labs, Playground Games, Ninja Theory, and Compulsion Games. They seem to be on a multi-year mission to improve their collection of first-party titles. While it’s doubtful they’ll get on the levels of Sony and Nintendo, it’s a valiant effort that’s good for these game studios.
Brandon is a young writer who loves going deep into games to explore meaning, purpose, and life. He believes that there’s nothing better than getting lost in a world full of characters to love and lessons to learn. He has a special place in his heart for single player games such as Mass Effect and Life Is Strange, but he also blows off some steam playing some of his favorite multiplayer games, like Paladins.