In a recent interview with Xbox director Phil Spencer about the studios Microsoft has acquired in recent years, Spencer is very frank and Microsoft has not slowed down its acquisition of other studios. “We’ve acquired a lot of studios in a very short period of time, and we want to make sure they’re in the right place, and we’re using the new studios as a complete part of the organization,” Spencer said. They feel they have the support.
The first priority is to make sure the studio has what it needs to make the best version of the game. That means extending some timetables and giving them more budget. We have the support of Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s chief executive, and Amy Hood, chief financial officer. There is no sign that we should slow down, just at a pace that will sustain our leadership. We always talk to people outside. But it must be a fitting opportunity. “
Microsoft is recently rumoured to be interested in acquiring Warner Bros. Gaming, a deal that would cost about $4 billion.