Euro Base for Microsoft Game StudiosThe European office will focus on growing the popularity of MGS-published content in the region and on nurturing relationships with European development talent. The division will be run by Phil Spencer, general manager of Microsoft Game Studios. Spencer will be charged with building a European publishing team alongside director of European production Shannon Loftis and director of business management Todd Stevens. He will also continue to run the MGS publishing business working with studios globally. “Europe is obviously very important to our platform efforts and an area where have a strong history of working with some of the best game industry talent,” said Spencer. “We already have an established presence in the region with some of the world’s best development talent like Lionhead and Rare, and great publishing partners like Bizarre Creations, Real Time Worlds and Remedy. I’m very excited about what we’ve accomplished in Europe and I look forward to continuing and strengthening that success by building deeper relationships with the development community here,” he added.