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It turns out that gamers weren't the only fans of Twisted Pixel. The studio behind games including The Maw, 'Splosion Man, and The Gunstringer has been scooped up by Microsoft Studios, joining other devs including Lionhead and Rare.
“Twisted Pixel has an incredible track record of innovative, critically acclaimed, and most importantly, fun, games,” said Phil Spencer, corporate vice president 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.”
“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.”
For more information on the Austin-based studio and some of the stories behind its games, check out our recent interview with Wilford.
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I have to say, I really saw this one coming, considering they have only developed titles for Xbox. But I'm really glad. Their games really are among the most original I've ever played.
Great news for Twisted Pixel, but this means I need to find a new #1 on my list of top 5 favorite independent game developers.
That's pretty neat they probably got a nice hefty, well deserved paycheck for their hard work and genius. I hope the evil corporation in Microsoft doesn't kill some of their creative freedom though
Dang, I was hoping to play some splosion on PS3 someday
I bet can expect more xobox exclusives.
I like this. It seems like a good fit, Microsoft needs a studio like Twisted Pixel just like the focus of being XBox-exclusive will probably foster and encourage TP's enthusiasm for making games knowing they have a sure-fire outlet for release.
Woot Microsoft, and their corporate ways! XD
ohh thats ganna be fun.
Oh sweet maybe we'll have some Windows Phone Apps too!
Well it's about time Microsoft started acquiring studios. They need to catch up to Sony.
um...good, I guess. I don't know, I'm wary of anything MS does...
Sounds good and I can't wait to see where they go next.
Oh God no. It's the beginning of the end. Twisted Pixel has Sold Out.
Good for them. Good luck Twisted Pixel!