Hellblade developer Ninja Theory and four others acquired by Microsoft

Hellblade developer Ninja Theory and four others acquired by Microsoft

Hellblade developer Ninja Theory and four others acquired by Microsoft

Xbox head Phil Spencer took to the stage to walk through the portfolio of studios that are now under Xbox's banner.

There's been a ton of news at Microsoft's 2018 E3 Press Conference, but easily one of the stand out announcements is the addition of new first party studios into the Xbox line up. He comes from Crystal Dynamics where he worked on the recent Tomb Raider franchise reboot. And, for fans of these studios, the monetary support from Microsoft should help them put out some great new content. Spencer even said the studios would have "creative independence", which should help ease any worries that Microsoft could spoil these studios.

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Microsoft also announced that it has acquired State of Decay developer Undead Labs and Forza Horizon studio Playground Games.

Hellblade studio Ninja Theory has also been snapped up by Microsoft, presumably to make some exciting first-party action games for Xbox. Spencer confirmed that Playground is making a brand-new game, which is rumored to be Fable 4.

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Lastly, Compulsion Games, which will release We Happy Few in August of this year, joins Microsoft as the fifth game studio to round out the list. If all goes right, these acquisitions should fill out Microsoft's sparse lineup of Xbox exclusives and strengthen its competition against Sony's strong roster of console exclusives.

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