The five studios are:
-Argonaut Games (Middlesex, England), creator of Croc 2: Kingdom of the Gobbo's
-Just Add Monsters (Cambridge, England), creator of MediEvil
-Mesa Logic (Dallas, TX), developer of the arcade games Area 51
, Maximum Force
and Site 4
, all published by Atari Games.
- Presto Studios (San Diego, CA), developer of Myst III: Exile
and the Journeyman Project
-Studio Gigante (Chicago, IL), creator of some Mortal Kombat
titles, WWF titles, NBA Showtime 2000
and NFL Blitz 2000
The new companies will design and create exclusive titles under the Microsoft label.