Connect with us
Microsoft acquires four game studios, including Ninja Theory

Gaming

Microsoft acquires four game studios, including Ninja Theory

The monster acquisitions position Microsoft to finally take on Playstation 4’s superior exclusive games library.

At their E3 2018 briefing, Microsoft revealed that amongst others, Ninja Theory is being absorbed into Microsoft Studios. If anyone played Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, this is massive news for Xbox’s current lineup.

Along with Ninja Theory, Microsoft has also brought onboard Playground Games — best known for Forza Horizon racing simulator series (which is getting a fourth installment, as announced at the same conference); Compulsion Games, a Canadian developer known for We Happy Few and Constrast; Undead Labs, a Seattle-based publisher founded by former Blizzard employee Jeff Strain.

The company also announced a new developer called The Initiative, a Santa Clara-based developer which will be led by Darrell Gallagher, former head of Crystal Dynamics

These are absolutely huge pick-ups for Microsoft, showing they took their “no games, no exclusives” criticism to heart. With these massive acquisitions, Xbox looks poised to compete with Playstation head-on in terms of exclusive games.

Join the AIPT Patreon

Want to take our relationship to the next level? Become a patron today to gain access to exclusive perks, such as:

  • ❌ Remove all ads on the website
  • 💬 Join our Discord community, where we chat about the latest news and releases from everything we cover on AIPT
  • 📗 Access to our monthly book club
  • 📦 Get a physical trade paperback shipped to you every month
  • 💥 And more!
Sign up today
Comments

In Case You Missed It

X-Men #1 X-Men #1

‘X-Men’ #1 is an exciting relaunch

Comic Books

Marvel reveals new addition to the Ultimates with new 'Ultimates' #2 cover Marvel reveals new addition to the Ultimates with new 'Ultimates' #2 cover

Marvel reveals new addition to the Ultimates with new ‘Ultimates’ #2 cover

Comic Books

DC Comics reveals SDCC 2024 exclusives and panels DC Comics reveals SDCC 2024 exclusives and panels

DC Comics reveals SDCC 2024 exclusives and panels

Comic Books

'Cult of the Lamb' #2 continues its wacky and wonderful work of a meaningful adaptation 'Cult of the Lamb' #2 continues its wacky and wonderful work of a meaningful adaptation

‘Cult of the Lamb’ #2 continues its wacky and wonderful work of a meaningful adaptation

Comic Books

Connect
Newsletter Signup