Xbox has long spoken of its plans to expand in Japan, and here's some evidence of those efforts. Matt Smith, an Xbox exec in Japan, is looking to expand his team in the region.
Smith says that Xbox Game Studios Publishing in Japan is "working with top-class developers" on a "groundbreaking product" for Xbox. No other information is really given, except some tidbits relating to job vacancies.
The team is looking for a producer with "Japanese language ability", a programmer, an engineer, and an experienced programmer with Unreal Engine experience. So, we can expect this one to end up on Unreal then.
Beyond that, it's anyone's guess. Some have expressed thoughts in the past that Microsoft isn't likely to acquire a Japanese studio anytime soon, but Xbox appears to be building its own team over there anyway. Let's wait and see, shall we?
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