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Xbox Game Studios

Xbox Game Studios
Parent Company



343 Industries

Compulsion Games

Double Fine

inXile Entertainment


Ninja Theory

Obsidian Entertainment

Playground Games


The Coalition

The Initiative

Turn 10 Studios

Undead Labs

World's Edge

Zenimax Media / Bethesda Softworks


YouTube Monetization:


Twitch Subscriber Streams: 


Example Games
  • Age of Empires series

  • Flight Simulator

  • Forza series

  • Gears of War franchise

  • Halo franchise

  • Minecraft

  • Sea of Thieves

  • State of Decay series

Details and Conditions

From Microsoft's Game Content Usage Rules:

"Except as described here, you can't sell or otherwise earn any compensation from your Item, including through advertisements in the Item.  This means you  can't charge money in exchange for your Item, post it on a site that requires subscription or other fees to view the Item, or post it on a page you use to sell other items or services(even if they have nothing to do with Game Content or Microsoft)."

"You may make your Item available on Youtube or Twitch and participate in programs on those sites that allow you to earn revenue from ads displayed in connection with your Item."

"You may use the Item on a page where you ask for optional donation requests."

See more details by clicking the "source" link below.

What it Means

  • Videos and streams ARE allowed

  • You CAN monetize on YouTube and Twitch with ads and subscriptions

  • You CANNOT sell or charge for access to your content (this would include Twitch "subscriber only" streams)

  • Any licensed IP or music not owned by the publisher are not covered by this policy

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