Microsoft and the Xbox One have been under fire for a seeming dearth of exclusive games when compared to the PlayStation 4. Phil Spencer came out firing during the company's Xbox E3 Press Briefing on Sunday by announcing five studios were being brought into Microsoft Studios, plus there were other big announcements concerning the future of gaming on Xbox.
Fifty games were shown during the Xbox E3 2018 briefing, but the studio announcements, service announcements, and a new console confirmation were the most important to the long-term health of Microsoft's Xbox console. The addition of five new studios, plus future feature announcements and a console confirmation, should put to rest constant rumors that the company plans to sell or spin-off the Xbox division.
Gallagher was most recently the Head of Development at Activision from the start of January, 2016, to this past April when he joined Microsoft. He was in the same role at Square Enix for the three years prior and Crystal Dynamic even before then, where he oversaw the rebooted Tomb Raider.