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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.

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