Today saw the announcement that Microsoft has acquired Twisted Pixel, the company behind The Maw, 'Splosion Man (and Ms.'Splosion Man), Comic Jumper and The Gunstringer. This is most likely due to their high success rate since creating The Maw, as their projects have been unique experiences on the arcade marketplace.
Phil Spencer, the Corporate VP of Microsoft Studios said:
Twisted Pixel has an incredible track record of delivering innovative, critically acclaimed, and most importantly, fun, games. Microsoft Studios is home to cutting-edge entertainment experiences, and the incredible creativity of the Twisted Pixel team will help drive further innovation around Kinect and Xbox Live.
The Twisted Pixel team is now an official part of Microsoft Studios, which they are excited about, as Co-Founder and CEO, Michael Wilford, states:
It is really exciting for us to solidify our long-standing relationship with Microsoft Studios, who we consider to be the leader in digital distribution and creating new innovations in gaming like Xbox Live and Kinect. As part of the family of Microsoft Studios we look forward to bringing even bigger and richer experiences to Xbox and Twisted Pixel fans around the world.