Microsoft takes aim at gaming market with new acquisitions, consoles and games


The four studios will add to Microsoft's considerable heft in first-party game development, especially as the company looks to strengthen its game download subscription service Xbox Game Pass.

Microsoft's executive president of gaming Phil Spencer says a gaming service accessible from any device is on the cards.

One of the biggest announcements of Microsoft's E3 conference was From Software's new game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. "We want to take bigger creative risks and create genre-defining games without the constant threat of annihilation", said Ninja Theory founder Tameem Antoniades. Microsoft also announced that it is in the process of acquiring another British developer, Leamington Spa-based Playground Games, which is best known for developing the Forza Horizon series and working on many core Forza Motorsport games. The last time he played Halo was a few years back on Xbox 360 which was Halo 2 but due to the unavailability of other Halo games on PC, he was disappointed.

Microsoft had an incredibly strong press briefing this year at E3, in a year where the company really needed to come out strong and continue convincing people that they're committed to the future of Xbox. "This is why we're amplifying our investment in worlds that will deepen your love of Xbox". Playground Games has developed the new Forza Horizon game.

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In May, EA announced it had acquired the cloud gaming technology assets and personnel of the GameFly service for an undisclosed amount.

We love how Microsoft made a decision to put the games up front and let them speak for themselves.

Sekiro now doesn't have any release date or window, but it will be releasing on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

The upcoming Forza game will also include a cool open world multiplayer experience that lets you pit your racing talents against real gamers.