Microsoft Studios announced on Xbox's website that their game development organization is changing the name. Once known as Microsoft Studios will from now on be named Xbox Game Studios.
In the announcement, the Company explained that the reason for the name change is the evolution of portfolio and Xbox brand beyond the original roots.
"At Xbox, we believe when everyone plays, we all win. It’s why we’re passionate about building a portfolio of games for players across console, PC and mobile. As we’ve expanded our focus beyond the console, the Xbox brand has also evolved from its original roots. Today, Xbox is our gaming brand across all devices, no matter how or where you want to play, or who you want to play with."
They also took the opportunity to give the players a short insight into what to expect in 2019.
"Exclusive games including Crackdown 3, Gears 5 and Ori and the Will of the Wisps will be available to Xbox Game Pass members on the same day they launch worldwide. We’re also working to deliver big content updates for games like Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 4 and Minecraft that players are going to love."