Microsoft is preparing to open its second Xbox-related development studio in London.
<--[bigpic:278447]-->The new base marks the fourth Microsoft studio working on games in the UK, alongside Rare, Lionhead and Xbox Soho. According to industry publication MCV, Microsoft has begun a search for senior developers to work at the London studio.
It is suspected that the group will develop various free-to-play, online and social games, MCV said.
On Wednesday it was revealed that Microsoft has axed two projects at its Vancouver studio and has made a select number of staff redundant.