Microsoft to add another game developer to its Xbox Game Studios arm with Double Fine Productions

Matt Booty, Head of Xbox Game Studios has just announced Microsoft’s upcoming acquisition of Double Fine Productions, developer of Pyschonauts, Brütal Legend and Broken Age. The company will join the seven other game studios that Microsoft acquired last year including Ninja Theory, Playground Games, and Obsidian Entertainment.

“At the root of every game is an emphasis on creating crazy worlds with originality, story and fun. That commitment to creating a unique, player-centric experience is what drew us to the studio, and I’m looking forward to seeing what we create together,” explained Booty. “With the addition of Double Fine, there will be a total of 15 unique, standalone studios that comprise Xbox Game Studios, including our newly-created Age of Empires studio headed by Shannon Loftis and our Publishing group headed by Peter Wyse,” the exec added.

Microsoft’s E3 press briefing is still ongoing, and you can watch it live here.

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