Microsoft


Founded in 1975-04 *
Status: active
aka(s): Microsoft Games Studios, Xbox Game Studios

Microsoft transitioned the Games Group into a wholly separate division named Microsoft Games around March 2000. The studio then rebranded itself on February 5, 2019 as Xbox Game Studios, as to reflect Microsoft's intent to use the Xbox brand to support gaming across all the devices it supports.

Platinum member of the Linux Foundation

It is known for Age of Empires, Angry Birds, Arkedo Series, Banjo-Kazooie, Close Combat, Crackdown, Dead Rising, Dofus, Doom, Dungeon Siege, Fable, Forza Motorsport, Gears of War, Geometry Wars, Half-Life, Halo, Jetman, Kingdom Under Fire, Lode Runner, Mech Commander, MechWarrior, Metal Gear, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Minecraft, Mutant Storm, Ori, Pac-Man, Portal, Shenmue, Silpheed, Tao Feng, Tenchu, The Magic School Bus

Releases per year

19791
19801
19814
19822
19841
19852
19861
19881
19892
19902
19916
199212
19933
19945
19957
199613
19975
199811
199912
200013
200114
200218
200324
20049
200512
20065
200713
20085
200915
201011
20117
20127
201312
20143
20152
20206
TBA 1
268 video games with valid date were considered (96%)

Gametypes frequency

Top platforms

Windows 91
X360 63
Xbox 52
MS-DOS 16
Win3.1 11
Mac OS Classic 9
OS/2 7
Xbox One 5
WinCE 5
NEC PC9801 4
GBC 3
Apple II E 3
TRS-80 3
Mobile 2
iOS 2