Microsoft Studios Acquires Twisted Pixel
Written Wednesday, October 12, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Microsoft has today announced that it's acquired The Gunstringer, 'Splosion Man, Comic Jumper and The Maw developer Twisted Pixel, more than likely due to the indie developer's enviable five years of developing successful and unique IPs for the Xbox Live Arcade.
“Twisted Pixel has an incredible track record of delivering innovative, critically acclaimed, and most importantly, fun, games,” said Phil Spencer, Corporate VP of Microsoft Studios. “Microsoft Studios is home to cutting-edge entertainment experiences, and the incredible creativity of the Twisted Pixel team will help drive further innovation around Kinect and Xbox Live.”
Twisted Pixel becomes a fully-fledged member of the Microsoft Studios family today then, joining other such luminaries as Lionhead and Rare. “It is really exciting for us to solidify our long-standing relationship with Microsoft Studios, who we consider to be the leader in digital distribution and creating new innovations in gaming like Xbox Live and Kinect,” said Michael Wilford, Co-Founder and CEO of Twisted Pixel. “As part of the family of Microsoft Studios we look forward to bringing even bigger and richer experiences to Xbox and Twisted Pixel fans around the world.”