In an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro, Xbox Game Studios head Matt Bootie revealed some interesting information about Xbox Game Studios, the Bethesda acquisition and his upcoming plans. Let’s take a look at this.
A joint press conference between Microsoft and Bethesda will take place in a few weeks. It was rumored, but now we have confirmation from Matt Bootie. We’ll see a joint Xbox and Bethesda press conference in a few weeks.
Bootie also said that they will leave Bethesda’s publishing division alone and function as it did before the acquisition. With its own offices, marketing and communications. This is the same philosophy they are using with the new Xbox studios.
Netflix uses data analysis to determine what type of content is appropriate for a subscription service. Xbox doesn’t want to force its studios to make games that focus primarily on a subscription service model. They want them to make the games they want to make. When asked if further acquisitions are possible, Bootie replied, “I can’t share anything!”
In addition, journalist Chloe Voitier also asked Matt Booty about how COVID-19 has impacted Xbox Game Studios. Studios working on new IPs with new gameplay mechanics have been hit hardest. The studios working on the sequels have not suffered as much.