While Microsoft's Xbox has been rather quiet studio wise in recent years even closing Lionhead and losing others, during this year they went on a spending spree. It was the goal to gather talent from various independent studios to fuel their future first party line-up. It has been mentioned that the various groups will keep their unique style to produce quality titles moving forward. Here are all of the Xbox Studios purchases 2018, full list detailed below. Recent and or well known franchise/game noted beside them.
E3 2018 Announced
The Initiative (brand new)
Undead Labs (State of Decay)
Playground Games (Forza Horizon)
Ninja Theory (Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice)
Compulsion Games (We Happy Few)
X018 / FanFest Announced
Obsidian (Pillars of Eternity)
Those are the brand new entries into the line-up. They join a number of others including 343 Industries; The Coalition, Turn10, Rare, Microsoft Global Publishing and Mojang. These were all of the rumored purchases and more, it should be interesting to see what they produce in the future. All of the groups are at varying stages of development on future first party Xbox One and Windows 10 PC games. You can view our hub of the platform below for further coverage and read about Halo dominating sales on the platform this generation.
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