Microsoft Adds R2 Studios to Boost Xbox

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Tech giant Microsoft is beefing up its gaming unit for the Xbox. According to a report from on Friday, the Windows maker recently added home-automation company R2 Studios to its portfolio.

Following the acquisition, Microsoft added Blake Krikorian, R2 Studios’ founder as corportate VP of its Interactive Entertainment Business.

Krikorian, a self-described X-box Live subscriber expressed enthusiasm regarding the appointment. “I look forward to helping the team define the future of entertainment and contribute to the next decade of continued innovation,” he commented, according to a Microsoft release from

According the Venture Beat, the studio is known for developing screen technology in addition to home automation – something that could definitely help push the 360 beyond its current capabilities.