Microsoft Studios Acquires Playground Games, Ninja Theory, and Other Studios

Microsoft Studios Acquires Playground Games, Ninja Theory, and Other Studios

Welcome to the Microsoft fam.

Microsoft announced a multitude of acquisitions at Xbox's E3 2018 presentation. Four established studios and one newbie are now under the Microsoft Studios banner.

The studios Microsoft acquired include Playground Games (Forza Horizon), Ninja Theory (Hellblade), Undead Labs (State of Decay 2), and Compulsion Games (We Happy Few). A new studio was announced too: The Initiative.

We'll have more info about the acquisitions and their projects as time goes on! For now, hop over to our E3 2018 guide for everything you need to know about the show.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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