During the Xbox E3 Media Briefing Microsoft blew us away with the announcement of five more Microsoft Studios. The Initiative is the brand new Santa Monica team previously revealed not too long back. The studio will be lead by Darrell Gallagher who has worked on some of the most iconic franchises for over 20 years.

State of Decay developers Undead Labs are now part of the Microsoft Studios banner. If that wasn’t enough Playground Games, the team behind the Forza Horizon series have also been acquired by Microsoft and will be working on not only the critically acclaimed Forza series but another open-world series.

Ninja Theory joins the list of studios to be apart of Microsoft Studios and delivered perhaps one of the most profoundly amazing titles Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice last year. Finally, the fifth new studio Compulsion Games are the developers behind We Happy Few.

It looks to be a bright future for Microsoft going forward, I cannot wait to see what’s next.

Published by Rhys Baldwin.


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