Microsoft's executive president of gaming Phil Spencer says a gaming service accessible from any device is on the cards. Beyond new games, though, Microsoft announced the acquisition of four game development studios as well as the opening of a new fifth internal studio. If a new report is to be believed, Halo Infinite will be launched with the single-player mode only.
Microsoft purchased Ninja Theory (makers of Hellblade and Heavenly Sword), Forza Horizon developer Playground Games, Compulsion Games (creators of the upcoming We Happy Few) and State of Decay creator Undead Labs. As expected, Forza Horizon 4 was announced by Playground Games during Microsoft's E3 2018 press conference today. Without disclosing timing or details, Microsoft officials said they are "deep into" building more Xbox consoles (plural), and that they'll include AI technologies to help make gaming more immersive. With this new addition to the Forza series, Playground Games is adding dynamic seasons, which will change throughout your gameplay that will affect how the world looks and how your vehicle will drive.
Compulsion Games is the last addition, as they now wrap up production on We Happy Few.
Spencer said the company was increasing its investments in existing game franchises and looking to create new ones.More news: 'Mission E' to become the Porsche Taycan
Yes. Now. And Xbox One X and PC.
"Those are the studios we've had a long relationship with".
Surprising news? Not exactly, but many industry observers have lingering doubts about the future of Microsoft-branded hardware under CEO Satya Nadella.
It's beginning to look a lot like E3 as the gaming world is getting into the spirit and the first big announcements are starting to roll in. The new game arrives in October and will have players racing across the roads of Great Britain, with an all new dynamic seasons system in place.