Saturday, 23 June, 2018

Microsoft Acquire Ninja Theory, Playground, Undead Labs & Compulsion Games

Microsoft's executive president of gaming Phil Spencer says a gaming service accessible from any device is on the cards CASEY RODGERS AP Microsoft's executive president of gaming Phil Spencer says a gaming service accessible from any device is on the cards
Cecil Davis | 13 June, 2018, 07:20

Nearly three years after the release of Halo 5: Guardians, Microsoft unveiled an announcement trailer for a new Halo game called Halo Infinite at Xbox's E3 briefing on Sunday afternoon.

Microsoft has used this year's E3 conference to tilt its hat and announce that it is most definitely going to go large as far as current and future-generation gaming is concerned.

Considering how much effort Microsoft has put into backward compatibility, I would expect the Scarlett devices to support current gen games but offer more advanced features and align possibly with Microsoft's upcoming game-streaming services.

One of the biggest announcements of Microsoft's E3 conference was From Software's new game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Studio acquisitions include the US-based Undead Labs (known for State of Decay), the UK-based Playground Games and Ninja Theory (known for the Forza Horizon series and Hellblade respectively), and the Canadian-based Compulsion Games. Playground Games Limited is a British video game developer located in the United Kingdom, and the maker of the Forza franchise.

Microsoft unveils its latest ideas at its E3 conference in Los Angeles
DANNY MOLOSHOK AP Microsoft unveils its latest ideas at its E3 conference in Los Angeles

Forza Horizon 4 is the latest in the spinoff series from the main Forza game that swaps out controlled professional vehicle races for open-world exploration and fun. I would have liked to see Sony show some direction with the PS4 aside from just games because it's also about the experience.

"Those are the studios we've had a long relationship with".

Signs point to Halo Infinite for PC as well, considering Microsoft is pushing exclusives to Windows 10 as well. We are thrilled to welcome five new studios into the Microsoft family.

It will take place after the events of Halo 5 but feel new to new players.

We did not get to see any Halo Infinite gameplay during the E3 reveal, but you can count on a FPS style game.

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