Microsoft has acquired four gaming studios as it looks to ramp up the number of exclusive titles on Xbox. If this trailer is any indication, the game's development team at 343 Industries intends to right a very critical wrong with this next entry. The exclusives included the company's "Halo Infinite", "Gears 5" and "Forza Horizon 4". To win back players and get the series back on track, Microsoft has announced Halo Infinite, the next project set in the Halo universe.
"The Master Chief returns in Halo Infinite-the next chapter of the legendary franchise", Microsoft says. Taken together, this represents a doubling of Microsoft's wholly owned game studios. Ahead of that there were a large amount of third party and in-house games showcased by Microsoft. The idea of being able to play console-quality games anywhere, he explained, is focused on expanding the Xbox audience rather than dropping its consoles.
The reveal trailer shown at E3 ran on the new Slipspace Engine, culminating as a tech demo for fans to see what is to come. Montreal-based Compulsion Games is the studio behind We Happy Few. Microsoft also is forming a new studio called The Initiative in Santa Monica, Calif., to be headed by industry veteran Darrell Gallagher.
Compulsion Games. As "We Happy Few" nears its full, multiplatform release on August 10, Microsoft has entered into a letter of intent to acquire Montreal-based Compulsion Games. Sony recently suggested that it won't reveal the new PlayStation until 2021, and that kind of timeline makes sense for Microsoft as well.
Although we can't be entirely sure of what the distant future holds for gaming but it seems that for Microsoft consoles will be a part of it for a while yet.