Microsoft Studio has various gaming studios working under it. A few well known names are Minecraft, 343 Industries and Playground Games and others also.
Basically Xbox is not exclusively a console any more it has deep roots in PC industry also with introduction of titles like Forza and Gears of Wars to PC. The Xbox Game Studio VP Matt said 0″Now Xbox Live is about to get MUCH bigger. Xbox Live is expanding from 400M gaming devices and a reach to over 68M active players to over 2B devices with the release of our new cross-platform XDK,” it said.
“As we’ve expanded our focus beyond the console, the Xbox brand has also evolved from its original roots,” Matt Booty said. “Today, Xbox is our gaming brand across all devices, no matter how or where you want to play, or who you want to play with.”
“Xbox Live players are highly engaged and active on Xbox and PC, but now they can take their gaming achievement history, their friends list, their clubs, and more with them to almost every screen. This will break down barriers for developers that want their communities to mingle more freely across platforms. Combined with PlayFab gaming services, this means less work for game developers and more time to focus on making games fun.”
The upcoming developers conference by Microsoft will focus on Xbox live for other platforms also like IOS and android and encourage developers to make games crossplatfrom with the new upcoming Xbox live SDK. I have my hopes high for a new completely reworked Xbox/Microsoft store with more features and better interface and services. Because currently the Microsoft store is in the worst condition possible. Plus they need to work on there game servers also.