Microsoft setting up a tablet studio in London

London studio to support entertainment on the Surface

Microsoft has revealed that they will be opening a new development studio in London.

The new London Studio will be lead by former Rare production director Lee Schuneman and will focus on entertainment software for Microsoft's new Windows 8-based tablet devices. Presumably given that Schuneman has been moved from Rare to head this studio gaming will be a major focus for the studio.

"I'm hugely excited by this new venture. Adding a fourth UK-based studio to the incredible roster of talent already in place across Rare Ltd, Soho Productions and Lionhead not only increases our in-region studio presence, but will allow Microsoft Studios to explore the many creative and business opportunities that developing new games and entertainment experiences on Windows 8 tablet devices and platforms will afford," enthused Schuneman.

Microsoft's first tablet device, the Surface, will launch alongside Windows 8 when it arrives on October the 26th.

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