Kim Swift is known for having participated in the development of video games such as Left 4 Dead and Portal. Now, the former Valve developer has been contracted by Xbox Game Studios, Microsoft.
What role will the Kim Swift at Xbox Game Studios? Your task will be to ”accelerate our innovation and collaborate with independent studios to create games for the cloud” Namely: Collaborate with small studios to launch indie titles on Xbox and PC, and the xCloud service. Xbox Game Studios Publishing has released the news through its official Twitter.
Our team focuses on three pillars in our games: Community, Innovation and Inclusivity. Today, @K2TheSwift joins us in XGS Publishing to accelerate our Innovation and collaborate with independent studios to build games for the cloud.
Welcome to the team, Kim! pic.twitter.com/pM3E5Xxyrt
— Xbox Game Studios Publishing (@XboxPublishing) June 21, 2021
Regarding the career of Kim Swift: She has participated in the development of projects as important as Portal, Left 4 Dead o varios episodios de Half-Life 2. He has also participated in other minor projects. In 2021 he left Valve and launched Quantum Conundrum, which was published by Square Enix. Later he collaborated on Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) Y Ragtag (Star Wars game), which was canceled years later.
Swift’s hiring comes at the same time as Xbox Game Studios’ new initiative to promote your “three fundamental pillars“Working with independent developers: Community, innovation and inclusion. This includes the release of games from internal Xbox studios and external partner studios such as Moon Studios (Ori and the Blind Forest), Interior / Night (As Dusk Falls) and Avalanche Studios with the recently announced Contrabrand.
Now that Kim Swift is with Xbox Game Studios and considering her career and the benefits offered by Xbox Series X / S and Xbox Game Pass, it is very possible that we will soon have news about the designer’s next project.