Senior Designer at Respawn Entertainment, Justin Perez who worked on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, has joined Microsoft Xbox’s The Initiative as a Senior Systems Designer.
Justin Perez has updated his Linkedin Profile to show his new job and role at Microsoft Xbox’s The Initiative. He is the Senior System Designer while he previously worked on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. His resume lists his work on the Hero Design for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Xbox Game Studios’ The Initiative is a brand new game development studio established by Microsoft to create first-party games for Xbox console and Windows PC. Microsoft is apparently planning to showcase their first-party games lineup this July and it is possible that we might get the first look at the project currently in development at The Initiative.
Xbox Game Studios’ The Initiative is headed by Darrell Gallagher, who was the senior vice president at Activision and head of product development at Crystal Dynamics. The Initiative has a lot of multi-talent developers from Rockstar Games, Sony Santa Monica Studio, Naughty Dog, Respawn Entertainment, and more. They are currently working on an unannounced game and are still hiring new developers.
Microsoft has increased its focus on first-party games this generation and acquired more than a dozen studios for this purpose including big names like Obsidian Entertainment and Ninja Theory. All of the first-party games developed by Xbox Game Studios will launch on day one for Xbox Game Pass.