Microsoft Game Studios expands presence in Vancouver

Posted by Rob Lewis

Microsoft Game Studios has launched a website for a new Vancouver location that is reportedly working on a "core" Kinect-based shooter for the Xbox 360.

According to the newly launched site, Microsoft Game Studios Vancouver is dedicated to making games for 'core' gamers, and looking to push the limits of proven and unexplored game development and show the world what's possible on Microsoft's game consoles.

We're fortunate at MGS Vancouver to be able to leverage technology and experience from other proven teams and projects within Microsoft Game Studios. Our sister studios in the first-party core gaming space include Lionhead, Turn 10, and 343 Industries. We also often share resources and knowledge with BigPark Studios, another MGS studio located in downtown Vancouver. Our team is able to take advantage of development support and best practices on Microsoft platforms such as Xbox 360, Xbox Live, and Kinect.

Great news for Vancouver game developers that have got used to studio announcements usually including the words closure and lay-offs. Follow them on Twitter - @mgsvancouver - to stay on top of studio developments.

Company:
Microsoft Canada
Website:
http://www.microsoft.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

At Microsoft, we're motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our software to find creative solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to what's most important to them. We run our business in much the same way, and believe our seven core business units offer the greatest potential to serve our customers in the coming decade. more

Company:
BigPark
Website:
http://www.bigpark.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

BigPark is an interactive entertainment company founded in 2007 by a group of passionate gaming veterans who have worked together for over 20 years, and have led the creation and growth of two very successful software companies. more


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Rob Lewis

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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