The year is 2025. Every game each studio has been working on before Microsoft purchased them has been released. Papa Phil has been promoted to CEO of Microsoft and he has chosen YOU to become the new head of Microsoft Gaming Division. Below is a list of every studio you now control and another list of various intellectual properties you control. But you own so many more. So… many… more!
You get to choose which studio does which game with which intellectual property. And… go!
(let me know if I forgot any studios LOL or any worth-mentioning ips…)
Bethesda Game Studios -
ZeniMax Online Studios -
Id Software -
Arkane Studios -
Machine Games -
Tango Gameworks -
Alpha Dog Games -
Roundhouse Studios -
Infinity Ward -
High Moon Studios -
Toys for Bob -
Raven Software -
Sledgehammer Games -
Radical Entertainment -
343 Industries -
The Coalition -
Playground Games -
Undead Labs -
Compulsion Games -
Double Fine -
Ninja Theory -
Obsidian Entertainment -
InXile Entertainment -
The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein, Doom, Quake, Dishonored, The Evil Within, Ghostwire, Redfall, Starfield, Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, Overwatch, StarCraft, Warcraft, Candy Crush,, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, Guitar Hero, Skylanders, Spyro, GoldenEye 007, Perfect Dark, Banjo Kazooie, Viva Pinata, Sea of Thieves, Battletoads, Everwild, Halo, Gears of War, Minecraft, Hellblade, Project Mara, Forza, Fable, State of Decay, Contrast, We Happy Few, The Outer Worlds, Grounded, Avowed, Wasteland, Psychonauts
To get us started, here’s my list:
Bethesda Game Studios - The Elder Scrolls 1-2 Remake
ZeniMax Online Studios - Tony Hawk Online (Open World Online Game)
Id Software - First Person horror action game facing the flood from Halo universe.
Arkane Studios - Dishonored/Prey-like game set in the Wasteland universe.
Machine Games - GoldenEye 008
Tango Gameworks - New IP to attract Japanese gamers.
Alpha Dog Games - Mobile Gears of War Game.
Roundhouse Studios - I really don’t know?
Blizzard - A gritty RTS game set in the world of Fallout with numerous factions and stories.
Treyarch - A new shooter ip with plenty of innovations.
Infinity Ward - Call of Duty (it would be stupid to not have SOMEONE making this at all times).
High Moon Studios - Call of Duty set in medieval time period with arrows/crossbows/swords/maces. catas and trebs instead of tanks. Boiling oil instead of nukes, etc.
Toys for Bob - Banjo Threeie (direct sequel to Banjo Tooie)
Raven Software - Brand new ip based on team’s desire and creativity. Take a chance!
Sledgehammer Games - Merge with Treyarch to speed up the main CoD’s production and improve quality. The rest of the developers get scattered to whichever team they’d like to be on.
Beenox - Support role with whichever studio is having a hard time.
Radical Entertainment - The Simpsons: Hit & Run sequel (if they have the rights?)
Rare - Brand new ip. Everwild looks promising, Sea of Thieves was amazing. Let’s keep the new-concept momentum going! Get creative, get artful, make something new!
343 Industries - Halo Infinite: Chief and Cortana get reunited somehow. Atriox goes to the past and prevents things from happening (for his own purpose) that ultimately prevents Cortana from going coo-coo for Coco puffs and we can finally have Chief and Cortana (the one in love with him) reunited.
The Coalition - Diablo: Tactics - You command an army of humans trying to fight various armies dozens of maps in this rich story set before Diablo 1.
Mojang - Minecraft 2. No more minor upgrades. Take advantage of DLSS being everywhere by 2025 and make this giant leap forward we’ve all been wanting from Minecraft.
Playground Games - Every other game can be Forza, but the other “other” game should be their answer to Mario Kart. Make Microsoft Kart, or wherever you want to call it, with crossovers from all MS’s ips.
Undead Labs - Survival Horror/Comedy game set in The Outer Worlds universe. You are part of a group on a mostly destroyed world. The corporation keeps sending employees to kill you all and take some valuable resource you have. You must defend, build up defenses all over the planet to shoot down ships and fight land invasions. Defend your world and discover the truth about the resource you have!
Compulsion Games - Contrast 2
Double Fine - Warcraft First person Action/Adventure game. Lots of humor.
Ninja Theory - New ip like god of war. Focus on cinematography, story, voice acting, visuals instead of gameplay innovations like gow 2018.
Obsidian Entertainment - A ship fighter/exploration game set in the Outer Worlds universe.
InXile Entertainment - Brand new ip, whatever the studio feels like doing. They’ve earned it!Last edited by Dulfite - on 21 January 2022