Microsoft has opened a dedicated GGPD (Global Gaming Partnership & Development) in Asia that aims to seek partnerships with developers in Japan, South Korean, China and other Asian regions.
The Xbox team has notably had a very minor presence in Asia which has led to a lackluster array of Japanese and other Asian titles on the Xbox One.
As noted on the job listings for the new division, previously Xbox Boss Phil Spencer and ID@Xbox Director Chris Charla were responsible for closing deals with developers in the region. This new division will now dedicate a whole team for the cause.
Below are the details in the listing:
The Microsoft Global Gaming Partnership & Development or GGPD is a division dependent on the branch of Xbox that seeks precisely strategic alliances.
- The place of residence is not fixed, it requires Tokyo, South Korea or Shanghai. Also Redmond.
- The purpose of this regional team should be to close agreements with potential partners.
- The candidate will be the representative of Xbox in the territory.
- You should deal with studios and developers to detect opportunities.
- He will be in charge of several people.
For the description of this offer, the GGPD team destined for Asia, should start as soon as possible and streamline the processes, so it follows that Microsoft is in a hurry to advance work there. At present it is Chris Charla or Phil Spencer who has to close deals there, now there will be a team and a more dedicated figure.
All of this sounds very promising for the Xbox brand’s future. With the next generation consoles being close by, it’ll be really interesting to see how the blue and green brands fare.
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