Since the launch of the Xbox One, Xbox fans have missed the opportunity to play a number Japanese games as they were exclusives either the PS4 or to the Nintendo Switch. Games like the Yakuza series or Nioh are prime examples. Traditionally Phil Spencer and ID@Xbox Director Chris Carla had been responsible to work with developers to get games likes Final Fantasy 15, Devil May Cry 5, Kingdom Hearts 3 or Candleman on the Xbox One.
According to a post in Generaciionxbox referenced by GearNuke.com Microsoft is to open a dedicated office in Asia for Global Gaming Partnerships and Development (GGPD) in Asia to seek partnership in Japan, South Korea, China and other regions in the Far East.
A translation of the job posting provided by GearNuke states the aims of the studio to be:
This is without a doubt fantastic news for Xbox fans. We wish the new team all the success and look forward to seeing the results that they bring.