Money Microsoft's Xbox Adding 5 Studios as It Previews Dozens of Games

11:31  11 june  2018
11:31  11 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

Microsoft just announced 'Gears 5,' the newest game in its smash hit 'Gears of War' franchise

  Microsoft just announced 'Gears 5,' the newest game in its smash hit 'Gears of War' franchise Microsoft announced the next major entry in the "Gears of War" franchise on Sunday afternoon. The game is called "Gears 5," and it continues the story from 2016's smash hit "Gears of War 4."Are you ready to chainsaw some more Locust? With the newly announced "Gears 5," Microsoft's betting that the answer is a resounding yes.

Xbox previewed a flurry of new titles and deals with studios as the video- gaming division of Microsoft Corp. looks to compete more intensely with Sony Corp.’ s PlayStation and a resurgent Nintendo Co.

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a group of people looking at a laptop: Microsoft Corp. Xbox Event Ahead Of 2018 E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo© Bloomberg Microsoft Corp. Xbox Event Ahead Of 2018 E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo (Bloomberg) -- Xbox previewed a flurry of new titles and deals with studios as the video-gaming division of Microsoft Corp. looks to compete more intensely with Sony Corp.’s PlayStation and a resurgent Nintendo Co.

The new products, announced Sunday at the company’s E3 briefing in Los Angeles, includes Halo Infinite, a sixth version of its popular shooting title; Fallout 76, a prequel of the series made by Bethesda Softworks; and Forza Horizon 4, a racing title from U.K.-based Playground Games.

In all the company showed off 52 games, 15 of which were world premieres, Phil Spencer, the head of the Xbox unit, told the crowd at the Microsoft Theater. Spencer said it was more game previews than the company has ever showed at the event, the industry’s biggest trade show. Xbox also said it’s doubling its number of video-game studios by acquiring Playground, Compulsion Games, Ninja Theory and Undead Labs, and by launching a startup called The Initiative in Santa Monica, California.

A new 'Halo' game was just announced for the Xbox One: 'Halo Infinite'

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(Bloomberg) -- Xbox previewed a flurry of new titles and deals with studios as the video- gaming division of Microsoft Corp. looks to compete more intensely with Sony Corp.’ s PlayStation and a resurgent Nintendo Co.

Spencer (pic) said it was more game previews than the company has ever showed at the event, the industry’ s biggest trade show. — AP. Xbox previewed a flurry of new titles and deals with studios as the videogaming division of Microsoft Corp looks to compete more intensely with Sony Corp’ s

Xbox has lost ground in the current cycle of video-game consoles to industry leader Sony. At the same time, the big players are focusing less on new hardware and more on software -- video games that can be turned into long-lived franchises with recurring revenue generated by in-game purchases and subscriptions.

Microsoft also announced a $50 price reduction in all its Xbox One consoles. In the past, it’s used the E3 trade show to reveal new video-game hardware, but that wasn’t the case this year. Spencer said the company was working on new console platforms and didn’t elaborate.

Spencer said the company was increasing its investments in existing game franchises and looking to create new ones. With Microsoft’s backing, the new studios, will have the resources to “take bigger risks” and “create bigger worlds,” he said.

Everything Microsoft Showed At E3 2018

  Everything Microsoft Showed At E3 2018 Microsoft just showed off a ton of stuff at their E3 2018 Xbox press conference.Microsoft just showed off a ton of stuff at their E3 2018 Xbox press conference, including new Halo and Gears of War games, Fallout 76, The Division 2, Dying Light 2, a shiny Cyberpunk 2077 trailer, and a new samurai action game from the makers of Dark Souls.

Xbox previewed a flurry of new titles and deals with studios as the video- gaming division of Microsoft Corp. looks to compete more intensely with Sony Corp.’ s PlayStation and a resurgent Nintendo Co. The new products, announced Sunday at the company’ s E3 briefing in Los Angeles

Microsoft announced it is doubling its game development studios by adding five new creative teams to the Microsoft Studios family. The Division 2” from Ubisoft Massive and dozens more. Independent game creators also continue to innovate on Xbox One with games like “Session

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Queensland Will 'Champion And Reinvigorate' The Local Games Industry Over The Next Decade .
The Queensland Government this morning announced a plan for the state's screen industries that will include the expansion of a co-working space for video game development, the creation of a "dedicated gaming development space" to assist development, and the championing and re-invigoration of the local games industry through Screen Queensland. The plan was posted on the Advance Queensland website, and is part of the state government's plans to support and strengthen "screen" industries over the next ten years.

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