Microsoft announced today that it will be establishing a European arm of Microsoft Gaming Studios (MGS).
From May 6th, the European office of MGS will be based in Reading, UK, and headed by Phil Spencer, General Manager, Microsoft Game Studios.
Spencer will continue his role of running the MGS publishing business and working with studios worldwide, while building a European publishing team alongside Director of European Production Shannon Loftis and Director of Business Management Todd Stevens.
“Europe is obviously very important to our platform efforts and an area where [we] have a strong history of working with some of the best game industry talent,” said Spencer. “We already have an established presence in the region with some of the world’s best development talent like Lionhead and Rare, and great publishing partners like Bizarre Creations, Real Time Worlds, and Remedy.”