Top 10 Xbox Game Studios

Once Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard is finalized at some point in the next year, along with last year’s acquisition of Bethesda, that brings Xbox Game Studios to a staggering 32 studios. That’s crazy when you compare that to the amount of Sony and Nintendo first-party studios. 

With all that, today we’re going to look at the top 10 Xbox Game Studios. 

id Software

Why do they start off the list? One word: Doom. The studio is behind one of the most iconic first-person shooters series of all time (that’s with Microsoft owning Halo and now Call of Duty). The reboot of Doom in 2016 brought the series back and the 2020 sequel, Doom Eternal, blew what first-person shooters could be out of the water. 

The Initiative

Though not much is known about the game itself or future plans for the studio following the release of that game whenever that may be, The Initiative is primed to be one of Microsoft’s premier studios down the line if things go well with Perfect Dark

Ninja Theory

The studio feels like it is an answer to the kind of games Sony first-party studios make. The studio’s next game, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, has been tied to the Xbox Series X since they were revealed together, and it looks like the game is set to be a showpiece for the console upon release. 


Treyarch is known best as being one of the Call of Duty developers with the Black Ops subseries being their hallmark. Their most recent release was Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War in 2020. While we don’t know exactly if their next game will follow up that game specifically or if they decide to go in a new direction with their next game.