Xbox chief Phil Spencer said that Microsoft is likely to acquire a studio or studios in India, South America or Africa in the next 3-5 years.
Expanding beyond “the traditional hubs of video game development” is instrumental if Xbox wants to tall news stories for new audiences, Spencer told The Guardian.
Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty elaborated that “there should be a several-hundred-person studio [in one of these regions].”
“And not for outsourcing or support,” he added. “But a team building whatever the version of the best blockbuster game may be for that market. That is very much the vision.”
Previously, the company had already expressed its interest in growing beyond North America, Europe or Japan. “When I think about the geographic diversity of our first-party studios I think there’s still work for us to do there,” Spencer said.