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.
It's also about time that 343 Industries unveiled the next Halo game. However, sources say Navi will be an RX 500 successor instead of an enthusiast-grade architecture and not substantially one-up its Vega GPU technology.
Microsoft showed off 52 video games at its press event, including 18 exclusives.
Was the company behind the most powerful console now on the market really underplaying hardware?
Microsoft has announced the establishment of The Initiative, a new first-party studio led by former Crystal Dynamics head Darrell Gallagher.
There's been no fighting game specific cues as of yet and it's wholly possible that we won't see any directly FGC-related content in today's conference, but the well is deep and the possibilities are endless.
Our last clue requires diverging some Halo 5 spoilers: At the end of that game, most of the UNSC (that's the good guys, in case you needed reminding) was on the run from Cortana and her newly-formed legion of rogue AIs.
To further this cause, Spencer noted Microsoft is also working on a new streaming service for the Xbox that will use Redmond's cloud reach to pipe games to not only Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs but also phones.
You won't need an Xbox system to enjoy the future of the Xbox platform.
"Sea of Thieves" from Microsoft-owned Rare Studios is one of two big Xbox One exclusive games this year that came to Game Pass at launch. "We found innovative game designers, master storytellers and exceptional world builders".
Compulsion Games. As "We Happy Few" nears its full, multiplatform release on August 10, Microsoft has entered into a letter of intent to acquire Montreal-based Compulsion Games.