Microsoft Names Vancouver Game Studio As Black Tusk Studios, Working On AAA Titles

We all know that Microsoft is having a game studio in Vancouver, Canada. Now Microsoft has revealed more info about its new game studio. It has been named as Black Tusk Studios and working on next generation AAA titles. Here is the info from their shiny new website,

Black Tusk has assembled a team of seasoned game industry veterans who are united in their passion to create emotionally engaging AAA gaming experiences.

We hire the best talent from Vancouver and around the world, and our global recruiting effort is reflected in the diversity of cultures and backgrounds on our team.

It leverages human and technical resources from various other Microsoft Studios in addition to hiring local and global talent.

Being a first-party studio at Microsoft means having both the mandate and the opportunity to think and act big. All of Microsoft’s studios share the same commitment to innovation and quality, along with support from a world-class global marketing, sales, and distribution organization.

As part of the Microsoft Studios family, Black Tusk is able to leverage resources, technology, and experience from other first-party studios such as 343 Industries, Turn 10 Studios, Rare Ltd., Lionhead Studios, Good Science Studio, and Twisted Pixel Games. We also share resources and knowledge with BigPark and Microsoft Studios Victoria, two other Microsoft studios located in Vancouver and Victoria respectively. Finally, we collaborate closely with the teams that make Microsoft’s entertainment platforms, such as Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and Kinect.

Hopefully the new studio will bring new franchises like Halo, Gears of War, etc,.

Check out their website here. 

  • Bugbog

    Where are the AAA games for the Surface?

    Glaring omission don’t ya think?!

    • arrow2010

      So patience is not a virtue anymore.

      • Bugbog

        Only insofar as to when it’s a no-brainer!

  • Zicoz

    I really hope that this is the company to take up the competition with titles such as Unchartered and Beyond: Two Souls, the Xbox is amazing when it comes to exclusive action titles, but after losing (and ending) Mass Effect they need some new adventure/RPG series to launch with the next Xbox.