The company also announced it was creating a new studio in Santa Monica, California under the banner of The Initiative, led by former Tomb Raider boss Darrell Gallagher. 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.
Next, in a not-so-surprising acquisition, Spencer announced that Undead Labs, makers of State of Decay have been purchased by Microsoft. The message was clear: Xbox is going to be about the games again. Onstage, Phil Spencer announced that Microsoft has acquired four existing and highly rated development studios: Playground Games, Ninja Theory, Undead Labs and Compulsion Games.
This means Microsoft also gets the benefit of not just the Forza Horizon series but the open-world action RPG that Playground announced they were working on late past year. If rumors are correct, that other game could be a full-fledged Fable game.
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If you don't think so, that's your opinion. "He's viewing me as a small welterweight but I'm prepared for whatever he brings". Jeff Horn v Terence Crawford Pay Per View will be broadcast on Foxtel Channel 507 .
Trump Will Not Be Inviting NBA Champs To White House
Trump revoked their invitation after one of their star players, Stephen Curry , said he would vote against a White House visit. Stephen Curry of the Warriors and Lebron James of the Cavaliers both said their teams have no interest in a White House visit.
Hellblade studio Ninja Theory has also been snapped up by Microsoft, presumably to make some exciting first-party action games for Xbox.
Microsoft has been criticized in the past for not having enough exclusives.