Microsoft Buys 4 Games Studios as Work Starts on Next Xbox

Microsoft Buys 4 Games Studios as Work Starts on Next Xbox

So it seems that it's finally time for a new chapter in the Halo saga, and it looks like we are getting one with Halo Infinite, which was revealed at the start of Microsoft's press conference.

The new game in the Halo series was revealed with a trailer, although sadly no gameplay footage was shown.

Microsoft showed off not one, not two, but three new Gears of War games that are now in development. With Microsoft's backing, the new studios, will have the resources to "take bigger risks" and "create bigger worlds", he said.

Compulsion Games are now working on We Happy Few, which is slated to get a full release on August 10. Several of the games from the leak have already been confirmed, so we're going on the assumption that the rest are real as well. Microsoft's beloved first-person shooter series is due for a new entry, with development underway behind closed doors.

Microsoft's Xbox E3 conference live stream set for 1 pm PDT; Gears of War, Halo 6 and maybe some fighting games en route?

The game is being developed by 343 Industries in the new Slipstream Engine, which we don't know much about yet but it will undoubtedly be an improvement on past Halo engines. One of the first battle royale games, "Battlegrounds" is adding new environments and game modes, including a team-based "war mode". Microsoft also is forming a new studio called The Initiative in Santa Monica, Calif., to be headed by industry veteran Darrell Gallagher.

We're unlikely to hear anything official from Microsoft on this for a while, but you can bet that every interview with Phil Spencer out of E3 will ask him about this, so it's possible that something extra will slip through.

We Happy Few is set to come out on August 10, 2018 for Xbox One and PC. Subsequent installments were released across a variety of Sega and Nintendo consoles, with the final one having been Battletoads Arcade which made its appearance in 1994.

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