Microsoft Acquires 5 Game Studios, Touts Diverse E3 Software Lineup


The four studios will add to Microsoft's considerable heft in first-party game development, especially as the company looks to strengthen its game download subscription service Xbox Game Pass.

The new products, announced Sunday at the company's E3 briefing in Los Angeles, includes Halo Infinite, a sixth version of its popular shooting title; Fallout 76, a prequel of the series made by Bethesda Softworks; and Forza Horizon 4, a racing title from United Kingdom -based Playground Games.

"With Halo Infinite we will join master chief on his greatest adventure yet to save humanity", head of Xbox Phil Spencer said after the initial trailer was revealed.

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US software giant Microsoft announced Sunday the acquisition of five game studios to bolster the development of its original gaming content for its Xbox One console. The best way to reach as many players as possible is to let consumers play and stream games on any device they want, whether it's on a phone or a new Xbox console. Playground Games Limited is a British video game developer located in the United Kingdom, and the maker of the Forza franchise.

Forza Horizon 4 was also shown, and my goodness does that game look handsome.

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The biggest criticism of Microsoft has been its lack of exclusive games. The racing game features what Playground Games called a "shared open world". We are thrilled to welcome five new studios into the Microsoft family.

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According to techcrunch, the launch of the new games was the highlight of the event.