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Microsoft Buys ‘Forza’ Developer Playground Games

Microsoft Buys ‘Forza’ Developer Playground Games

Microsoft is just about to kick off its Xbox E3 Media Briefing conference wherein we're expecting to see some of the major plans the gaming company titan has for the next year or so. Those games included "Battlefield 5" from Electronic Arts, "Fallout 76" from Bethesda Softworks and "Tom Clancy's The Division 2" from Ubisoft.

The full trailer shows a glimpse of the Master Chief himself, and there is some impressive landscape shots, hinting at an expansive environment.

Microsoft is hard at work developing the future of gaming with artificial intelligence technology, Spencer said.

This should be great news for hardcore Halo fans, who as mentioned, did not enjoy how much of Halo 5 focused on Locke and his squad over Master Chief.

It's no stretch to suggest that the Xbox One has been a beleaguered console that's really struggled since it launched. The game will be powered by the "Slipspace Engine", a new engine for the franchise.




Studio acquisitions include the US-based Undead Labs (known for State of Decay), the UK-based Playground Games and Ninja Theory (known for the Forza Horizon series and Hellblade respectively), and the Canadian-based Compulsion Games. The game looks attractive already but will see a higher visual fidelity through the power of Xbox One X. The real "wow" factor, and proof that Microsoft is serious about tackling its software drought, was the announcement of five new developers becoming first party studios, developing exclusively for Microsoft from here on out.

But this wasn't Microsoft's only big news.

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

"Our growth strategy is to continue to expand the worlds that players love, while developing all-new exclusive games that deepen their engagement with our platform".

Has EA learned their lessons about loot boxes?


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