I went in a very different direction to hit my 30 studios. I mostly went with studios that interest me or ones I feel have more potential than we have seen. I do feel Xbox needs more family friendly developers, but I went with a thought on where Xbox could go and it is more serious adult action adventure games. This doesn’t cover the obvious holes in Xbox’s output like strategy, platformer, and fighting, but I would be excited to hear these aquisitions.
24 Ready at Dawn- 3rd person genre The Order 1886 showed tons of potential. More funding and support they could make something special. Save them from never ending Oculus VR games.
25 Bluepoint- great success remaking older Sony games. Xbox could give them the chance to make an original IP along with remaking older Xbox titles in between. Plus it keeps Sony from getting them which I see them planning on. This would hinder their remake releases and bolster Xbox.
26 Respawn Entertainment- Obviously master First Person Shooter studio and own the Titanfall and Apex Legend franchise. Versatility with Fallen Order. Titanfall could be developed more and release as a AAA FPS inbetween Halo releases.
27 Level 5- Japanese studio, with JRPG experience in the White Knight Chronicles. Provides more Japanese content and with funding Level 5 could surprise people. They are struggling right now and should be ripe for an acquisition. Plus Xbox just needs more Japanese studios.
28 Game Science - Black Myth Wukong looks insane. Having a studio in a fast developing market. 3rd person action/adventure genre. Could help grow and build that studio China is thought the be the largest development game market so getting a jump start could help Xbox tremendously.
29 FYQD Studio- Bright Memory made by one developer imagine what a fully funded studio could do. A 2nd Chinese dev that could potentially blow up in the near future in that market. FPS/action genre tons of potential.
30 Jade Raymond or Stadia studio- Now that Google has disbanded thier studios. I would like to see Xbox bring over the entire Stadia studio under Jade rename them and let them make something ambitious. There should be plenty of talent available between all of their separate studios bring all of the best in and make a brand new dev studio most of the leadership and people were in place, just bring them under the Xbox roof.