Microsoft establishes new studio The Initiative

We Happy Few

New Halo game announced at E3 2018

"With Halo Infinite we will join Master Chief on his greatest adenture yet to save humanity", said Xbox chief Phil Spencer. Not only that, but 343 said the game will undoubtedly change between now and release. Although, to be fair, this is the first time that a Kingdom Hearts game has come to Xbox, like, ever, so that's something to be excited about. Microsoft already allows in-home game streaming with its Xbox console and the Xbox app on the PC and this streaming service is a natural extension of that experience.

The new studios will all be housed beneath the Microsoft Studios brand alongside a new venture called The Initiative led by former Crystal Dynamics head of studio Darrell Gallagher.

Microsoft just announced that it's acquiring Ninja Theory, the developer of Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.

Microsoft were consistently pull out shocks and nice surprises, including a trio of new Gears games.




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. The industry is headed in an exciting direction, and we see an opportunity to create unbelievable new game experiences of the future. He boasted that the company's E3 lineup is its "most diverse gaming portfolio in every measure".

For some people, the news of these acquisitions may be a case of "too little, too late". For the sake of gaming as a whole, I hope they do.

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.

And that, as they say, was that. Like the original games, the new Battletoads will have a focus on couch co-op, with up to three players able to play through the game together.

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