Microsoft has acquired Austin, Texas-based developer Twisted Pixel, the studio behind Splosion Man and recent Kinect title, The Gunstringer.
Twisted Pixel will now bring its team of developers to Microsoft Studios to help incubate and develop the "future of game and entertainment offerings on Microsoft's Xbox 360 platform".
"It is really exciting for us to solidify our long-standing relationship with Microsoft Studios, who we consider to be the leader in digital distribution and creating new innovations in gaming like Xbox LIVE and Kinect," said Michael Wilford, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twisted Pixel. "As part of the family of Microsoft Studios we look forward to bringing even bigger and richer experiences to Xbox and Twisted Pixel fans around the world."
Twisted Pixel joins the likes of Lionhead Studios and Rare at Microsoft Studios.