Xbox Exec on Letting Studios Explore New Franchises

Microsoft is providing its studios the creative freedom to explore new franchises and ideas, and Microsoft Studios head Matt Booty spoke to IGN about the company’s approach going forward.

“It really comes back to people and ideas. I can’t get into specifics, but I’ll say that every one of our studios has got some kind of incubation going on and has got some kind of ideas,” Booty told IGN. “I think it has less to do with sort of a franchise and kind of this sort of set path, and more to do with ‘is there a core of an idea that’s out there?'”

Booty went on to note that he worked with Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boone, and discussed what he learned during that time and how it applies to Microsoft Studios’ approach going forward.

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