Microsoft Games Studios Vancouver is getting a re-branding, changing their name to 'Black Tusk Studios'. They are dedicated to giving the world "Microsoft’s next big entertainment franchise.” Vaguely specific, Microsoft, vaguely specific.
From the press release:
"Black Tusk Studios is dedicated to creating immersive, AAA games that push the limits of Microsoft's entertainment platforms. 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."
Stay tuned for developments. This could be in anticipation of the next-gen console war that will be coming our way next year.