Originally Posted by fizzelopeguss
Lionhead and rare are first party, rare's games haven't been huge sellers for a long time. Bungie is no longer owned by MS, epic is second party. I don't know what the f*ck silicon knights are. Bioware were bought by EA, bizarre creations are now run by activision and iirc they didn't tie down the crackdown developers.
Well, specific studio status aside, I was more looking at games from "Microsoft Game Studios" and most of them are huge sellers and the pinnacle of the industry. Gears and Gears 2, Halo 3 and ODST, Mass Effect, PGR3 and 4, Forza 3 and 4, Fable 2, etc..