Xbox Looking To Form Long-Term Strategic Partnerships With Japanese Developers
Microsoft is looking to form a long-term strategic partnership between Xbox and some of the largest Japanese game developers.
The software giant has posted a new job listing for the position of Director of Japan Creator Partnerships. The new recruit will be responsible for building a long-term strategic partnership between Xbox and prominent Japanese game developers.
Furthermore, as the Director of Japan Game Creator Partnerships, the new recruit will be responsible for leading a team of strategic partner managers located in Japan. This team is chartered to partner with Japan based game publishers and developers to create games for the Xbox ecosystem, including Xbox Game Pass (Console, PC, and Streaming), and empower creators to grow, engage, and monetize their community of players.
The new recruit will empower Japanese game developers by introducing them to Microsoft products and services for building and operating their games and their business, in turn allowing them to focus on their games and communities. This will include historical analysis of the partners business, recent investments, deals and partnerships, and leverage internal and external data and benchmarks to inform the strategy for Creator Partnerships, both collectively and individually.
The recruited Director of Japan Game Creator Partnership will partner with Japanese game developers to deliver the games necessary to achieve Gaming’s growth agenda. This will include building new partnerships to introduce diverse game types, styles, genres, and narratives to increase representation and ensure all players feel seen and included.
They will also be responsible for identifying, developing, and executing inorganic growth opportunities to accelerate business success. As the Director of Japan Game Creator Partnerships, they will need to recruit, develop, and retain a team of high-performing Strategic Partner Managers to achieve these business goals set out by Microsoft and Xbox.
As for how this new strategic venture pans out and what it means for potential studio acquisitions by Microsoft in Japan remains to be seen.