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Forums - Microsoft Discussion - Micorosft Studios E3 Expansion - 5 New 1st Party Studios (Ninja Theory, Playground Games, Undead Labs)

Yep! Now with Xbox One X already released. Its time to focus on creating more game with these new studios!



Pocky Lover Boy! 

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Always a shame to see true multi-platform studios gobbled up but I think Ninja Theory has been struggling to remain operational for years. Secure funding should allow them to focus on making games.

I don't know anything about Compulsion. Playground and Undead were basically Microsoft already so I don't see much impact there, not unless this means expansion.

Besides Ninja Theory, the other big piece of news is the new studio. Since it's run by the former head of Crystal Dynamics, does this mean Phil finally gets his own Uncharted? They badly needed a new AAA cornerstone and this looks like a big step in that direction.



Oh bo ho, some games become exclusive.

That's life, and I'm sure most of you probably pirate Breath of the Wild and Bayonetta 2 on PC anyway so just do that if you are that bummed.



The Democratic Nintendo fan....is that a paradox? I'm fond of one of the more conservative companies in the industry, but I vote Liberally and view myself that way 90% of the time?

Does this mean We Happy Few isn't coming to PS4 now then? o.O



Bristow9091 said:
Does this mean We Happy Few isn't coming to PS4 now then? o.O

Still a possibility. They're happily keeping up with Minecraft outside of Microsoft platforms.



                            

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Carl said:
Bristow9091 said:
Does this mean We Happy Few isn't coming to PS4 now then? o.O

Still a possibility. They're happily keeping up with Minecraft outside of Microsoft platforms.

I hope so... I mean, I can always get it on PC anyway (If it supports Win7, lol), but I'd much prefer playing on PS4, my girlfriend has had it preordered for ages, lol 



Kinda sad that Ninja Theory is going exclusive, though I guess I can still play their games on PC at least.



Ninja Theory is big but wierd, NT whole idea with Hellblade was to go full independent then all of a suden they sell to MS, mustve been a ginormous amount of money.



Carl said:
Bristow9091 said:
Does this mean We Happy Few isn't coming to PS4 now then? o.O

Still a possibility. They're happily keeping up with Minecraft outside of Microsoft platforms.

Because Minecraft existed on most of these platforms before MS bought the IP, and it cost them so much money to acquire that all the revenue they can get is important.

not nearly the same thing here. MC is an outlier 

 

 

As for the teams, good for MS though some of these were working so close with MS that may as well have been MS owned. 



KazumaKiryu said:

In my opinion: Microsoft should rather develop (more) good own games, instead of buying multi-studios -.-

And how shall they do that without adding more teams? Permanent overtime for the developers they already have?