Xbox boss Phil Spencer has decried rumours that Xbox is currently looking to acquire a Japanese developer.  

After a Bloomberg report claimed that Xbox was meeting with Japanese game studios “big and small” in an effort to acquire some Japanese presence,  the Xbox boss simply revealed that those meetings weren’t “accurate”.

In an interview with GameSpot,  Spencer had this to say regarding the acquisition of a Japanese developer for Xbox Game Studios.

“I don’t think so. We’re usually not out there – I say I don’t think so, I’m not in every meeting that every team has – but I’ll say not from me.”

Spencer continues to explain that most of the recent acquisitions Xbox has picked up – such as Obsidian or Bethesda – benefit from long-standing relationships between the two parties.

“Most of the opportunities we’ve had to date have been a long-lasting relationship. And so I don’t think we’re out there with our business cards, throwing them out on the corner trying to find people. I’ve talked about my affinity for Japanese studios and thinking back in the day when we had more games that were created in Japan as part of our first-party.”

The Xbox boss explains that they’ve just acquired a Japanese developer through the ongoing deal with Bethesda Softworks parent company Zenimax Media: Tango Gameworks.

“I’m excited when the deal closes to get to spend more time with Tango [Gameworks] and the work that they’re doing, so it’s an area that I’m interested in, but no, I think that’s not accurate,” Spencer concluded.

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