Microsoft Acquire Ninja Theory, Playground, Undead Labs & Compulsion Games

Monday, 11 Jun, 2018

Watch right along with us via the embed, which you'll find below, and let us know if you have any predictions for what may be coming out on the fighting game front for Xbox this coming year.

Microsoft released the latest iteration of its Xbox, the Xbox One X, this past September. Undead Labs, who recently created State of Decay 2, is part of the umbrella. Even on the Switch are games like Mario Odyssey and Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild.

E3 2018 coverage at CNET: All of our E3 2018 coverage in one place. So is Forza Horizon 4's Playground Games and We Happy Few's Compulsion Games.

"Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice" came out in August 2017 was developer Ninja Theory's attempt at an "indie AAA" game, meaning a project with a modest budget that didn't skimp on visuals or content.

Hopefully Microsoft learned their lesson with the abysmal story in Halo 5: Guardians and go back to narratives that actually have weight and character development. We got to see the game in action at Microsoft's E3 press conference. Where can we take gaming next. This included a new Gears 5, Gears Tactics (which looked a little bit like XCOM) and Gears Pop!

For years, gamers and industry pundits have speculated that each console generation from Microsoft and Sony could be the last, as mobile gaming has surged and Microsoft has increasingly bridged its Windows PC and console gaming initiatives. Its investment into cloud-based gaming with Microsoft AI is interesting, with game streaming clearly high on its list of priorities.

"In Halo Infinite we will join Master Chief on his most epic journey to save humanity", said Xbox division head Phil Spencer. This could pay off big in the long run when combined with the Xbox Game Pass.