September 29, 2022

Microsoft Metaverse Acquisitions

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Microsoft Metaverse Acquisitions
These companies were acquired by Microsoft to further their metaverse ambitions.

Smash.gg
Empowering E-sports including VR events.
Zenimax Media

The company owns publisher Bethesda Softworks with its development unit Bethesda Game Studios, as well as developers id Software, Arkane Studios, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, and ZeniMax Online Studios.
Double Fine

an American first-party video game developer of Xbox Game Studios based in San Francisco, California
inXile Entertainment

an American video game developer and a studio of Xbox Game Studios based in Tustin, California. VR game – Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds
Ninja Theory

In June 2018, it was officially announced that Ninja Theory had entered into an agreement to be acquired by Microsoft and became part of Microsoft Studios (now known as Xbox Game Studios). Several new projects, including virtual reality games, are under development.
AltspaceVR
now part of the Mixed Reality division (alongside notable products like HoloLens and HoloLens 2) within the Cloud and AI group. Some elements of the platform appear in Microsoft Mesh
Mojang Studios

Developer of Minecraft which includes VR capability
Twisted Pixel Games

Developer of VR games including Wilson’s Heart, B-Team, Director and Path of the Warrior