Bloomberg: Microsoft is in talks with several big Japanese studios about a takeover

With the PS5 and Xbox Series X two next-generation consoles on sale, future next-generation console wars don’t know where it’s headed. Earlier, Xbox director Phil Spencer said Xbox would continue to buy studios and was interested in Japanese manufacturers. Today (November 8), Bloomberg reported that Microsoft is in talks with several big Studios in Japan, which did not want to be named.

Bloomberg: Microsoft is in talks with several big Japanese studios about a takeover

Bloomberg reported that there was evidence that Microsoft was seeking a studio acquisition in Japan, although it said it had not yet entered into a major deal in Japan. But several Japanese-based game developers, both large and small, have said they have approached Microsoft about the acquisition. The studios declined to be named because of private conversations and declined to provide details about how the takeover talks were going.

Bloomberg: Microsoft is in talks with several big Japanese studios about a takeover

Asked about a potential acquisition of the Japanese studio, Jeremy Hinton, head of Xbox’s Asia business, said Microsoft was always willing to talk to the right creators. He said a takeover was possible, but there was no information possible at the moment.

Earlier, Koei Tecmo, the Japanese publisher’s vice-president, had said it would consider releasing more games for Xbox if Microsoft showed continued interest in Japanese developers鯉

Bloomberg: Microsoft is in talks with several big Japanese studios about a takeover