Microsoft Game Studios just added five new studios including Ninja Theory

This was also followed by the reveal that Compulsion Games has now been acquired by Microsoft Studios as a first party developer; just one of five new acquisitions by the Xbox company in a bid to bulk out its portfolio of titles. Xbox boss Phil Spencer promised a huge showcase this year and he delivered on that promise ten-fold!

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

Ninja Theory is best known for producing 2017's breakout indie hit Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. Microsoft Studios' alumni shown off this year, Crackdown 3 and Forza Horizon 4, alongside Vermintide, Ashen and Pheonix Point will be available on their launch date. Gallagher was a previously the studio head at Crystal Dynamics working on the Tomb Raider series as well as a senior vice president at Activision for the Call of Duty franchise. As for Compulsion, a new trailer was released for We Happy Few at today's conference, and the release date was announced.

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Microsoft also announced that it has acquired State of Decay developer Undead Labs and Forza Horizon studio Playground Games.

This is a big move from Microsoft, which has been often criticized for its lack of focus on delivering a strong first-party lineup.

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