Microsoft Have Bought All The Studios, And Are Opening One Too

11 June, 2018, 15:44 | Author: Sergio Cook
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Microsoft is adding five new game studios, one it is creating in Southern California and another four it is buying, Xbox team chief Phil Spencer said.

In the grand tradition of games quickly revealed during E3, we don't know much about the next Battletoads game at this time (it's all about those sizzle reels). Our MR devices work with Steam games now - I love what's happening there - and in the living room there are still, in my opinion, challenges to be solved. Microsoft announced 50 games at its event, 18 of which were exclusive to the Xbox system. If you thought Halo 5 could have used more Master Chief, Microsoft says you'll get more play time with the series' protagonist this time around. Microsoft also is forming a new studio called The Initiative in Santa Monica, Calif., to be headed by industry veteran Darrell Gallagher.

"When we started this project, the team's vision for the game was ambitious", Studio Head Chris Lee said.

Once the acquisitions are complete, Microsoft will have 11 game development studios.

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The studios being acquired by Microsoft are Playground Games, Ninja Theory, Undead Labs, and Complusion Games.

At the end of the day, it's the games that determine the overall success of a console. It will also be available in 4K for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One X players. These include games such as Doom Eternal, Fallout 76, The Elder Scrolls 6, Halo Infinite, and Gears of War 5.

Stay tuned to CGMagazine for all your E3 2018 coverage right from the show floor!

First off, by the numbers the Xbox One is the console that's lagging behind (tremendously so behind the PS4) and many have attributed this to a lack of solid exclusives.

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