Microsoft announce Five new Studios – The Initiative, Playground Games, Undead Labs, Ninja Theory and Compulsion Games

E3 News

Microsoft have blown us all away with the announcement of five new studios to the fold of Microsoft Studios. The Initiative is the new studio formed in Santa Monica, California. Playground Games is the UK studio responsible for the Forza Horizon series of racers, including the new UK based Forza Horizon 4. Undead Labs are the brains behind the recent zombie survival game State Of Decay 2.

Probably the biggest coup is the purchase of Ninja Theory, who were the masterminds behind the recent Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, one of the best games of the last few years.

Completing the quintet are Compulsion Studios, who are currently working on We Happy Few.

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