Microsoft Acquires 5 Game Studios, Touts Diverse E3 Software Lineup

Xbox One X

Xbox One X

It started in earnest this year as Microsoft, Bethesda and Electronic Arts took to the stage to announce a slew of new games, trailers for upcoming titles and some interesting acquisitions. Halo Infinite is the next chapter of the legendary franchise that is developed by 343 Industries and created with its new Slipspace Engine. "In Halo Infinite, the game will focus on the Master Chief and continue his saga after the events of Halo 5", studio head Chris Lee wrote in a blog post. The tech aims to minimise the time between you buying a game and it being available to play.

It bought Undead Labs, Playground Games, Ninja Theory, and Compulsion Games, while setting its own studio named The Initiative. Spencer said literally nothing else about these consoles, so the knowledge that Microsoft is working on them will have to do for now. He boasted that the company's E3 lineup is its "most diverse gaming portfolio in every measure".

While the total amount of new games announced by Xbox was itself impressive though, you could argue that anyone can have a good year. He also added that 343 is "making changes to how we approach things", which could be interpreted in a number of ways. The company planned to release the system as an always-connected device that would have special features for sharing digital games. Let us know in the comments below! They also revealed they were doubling its game development studios by adding five new creative teams to the Microsoft Studios family.


Microsoft promised to have one of their biggest shows in history for E3 2018.

"With the ultimate freedom to explore and play over 100 great games, Xbox Game Pass delivers our members an incredible value in gaming".

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