It looks like Microsoft desires to strengthen its Xbox foothold in Japan as it’s trying to rent a Director of Creator Partnerships in Japan. The job itemizing was not too long ago posted on the official Microsoft Website. The job listing reads:
In this function, you’ll develop sturdy skilled relationships with key government companions throughout the Japan gaming ecosystem. You will establish alternatives and create strategic progress plans for partnerships with some of the world’s largest Game Creators.
Since Phil Spencer grew to become the pinnacle of Xbox again in 2017, Microsoft has been actively attempting to extend its presence in Japan. It was by no means going to be a straightforward job as Nintendo and Sony Interactive Entertainment are the dominant forces in Japan. However, Xbox model has been enhancing slowly and steadily and Xbox Series is doing far batter as in comparison with Xbox One in Japan.
Phil Spencer has stated on a number of events that they’re attempting their finest to provide extra content material for the Japanese viewers. So it’s good to see Microsoft hiring extra individuals in management function in Japan.
For now, already owned Tango Gameworks (by means of Zenimax) looks like addition for Microsoft as the sport developer did a formidable job with The Evil Within and Ghostwire Tokyo. Microsoft would even be trying to construct new partnerships with business main builders in Japan (as acknowledged in the job description) in Japan. Who is aware of they could even find yourself buying extra recreation studios.
Last month, Kojima Productions and Xbox introduced a partnership for an upcoming recreation. Many followers thought that Xbox could possibly be buying Kojima Productions nevertheless, the developer has introduced that whereas they’re partnering up with Microsoft, Kojima Productions will remain an independent studio. According to Hideo Kojima, it’s a “utterly new recreation that nobody has ever skilled or seen earlier than”. We might be listening to extra about it quickly.
A rumor about PlatinumGames approaching Microsoft for a brand new recreation was also circulating not too long ago in order that could possibly be a excellent news for Xbox followers in Japan. Scalebound cancellation was an enormous disappointment for the followers so if PlatinumGames has certainly approached Microsoft for a brand new recreation, that might be an important information as nicely.