The new studios will pump up the number of games available exclusively on Xbox, in a move addressing criticism that Microsoft has fallen behind its peers in launching innovative games for its console.
Microsoft also revealed several new Gears of War games. If you didn't manage to catch the show, you can catch all of the news right here. It did not reveal financial terms of the studio acquisitions.
With E3 2018 about to start in Los Angeles, major gaming publishers are holding pre-E3 press events before the video game trade show officially begins on Tuesday. You might have noticed that Master Chief's helmet looks a bit different, too, and this is meant to display the game's new art style. It seems that Microsoft is gearing up to tackle the massive success of Sony's (and Nintendo's for that matter) success with single-player games.
Microsoft purchased Ninja Theory (makers of Hellblade and Heavenly Sword), Forza Horizon developer Playground Games, Compulsion Games (creators of the upcoming We Happy Few) and State of Decay creator Undead Labs. Its investment into cloud-based gaming with Microsoft AI is interesting, with game streaming clearly high on its list of priorities. In Santa Monica, studio The Initiative will be lead by former Crystal Dynamics head of studio Darrell Gallagher.
It's no stretch to suggest that the Xbox One has been a beleaguered console that's really struggled since it launched.
But this wasn't Microsoft's only big news.
Why it matters:Microsoft's first party exclusives for Xbox has been lacking. It later said the game would be an open-world action RPG. Developed by 343 Industries and created with our new Slipspace Engine.
The last time we saw a proper game in the Halo series was with the fifth game, Guardians, about three years ago.
Earlier this morning, the tweeter-in-chief expressed his elation about being in Singapore and feeling "excitement in the air". Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is seen in a television monitor as speaks to the media in Singapore on June 11, 2018.
Halep has now defeated Muguruza in both their meetings on clay and will also retain the world number one ranking next week. Stephens won the sixth game before Halep held her serve and completed the victory in front of a delighted Parisien crowd.
Water-rock chemistry might have generated the methane, but scientists can not rule out the possibility of biological origins. Over five years, Curiosity has used its Tunable Laser Spectrometer to measure methane in the atmosphere at the Gale crater.
Singapore will spend about 20 million dollars to host the historic summit between Trump and Kim, Prime Minister Loong revealed. But last month, Trump abruptly cancelled the Singapore summit, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" by Pyongyang.
The publisher is also having mobile-only giveaways from June 11-13 to celebrate the game's third anniversary. Aside from some free game mode changes available today, Prey will be coming out with two new pieces of DLC.
It consists of a 12MP f/1.8 main shooter and a secondary 12MP f/2.6 camera that offers 2X Optical zoom and portrait bokeh effects. BlackBerry says the KEY2 will arrive later this month for $649, making it $100 more expensive than last year's KeyOne at launch.
The KUWTK later revealed, "The phone call I just had with Alice will forever be one of my best memories". Denied clemency three times during the Obama administration, Johnson says this time it felt different.
Tension between President Donald Trump and traditionally close US allies has overshadowed that global meeting. It also recently kicked off a trade investigation that could trigger additional tariffs on imported cars.
However, Whittaker posted to Twitter following the weigh-in, with his message all but confirming his intention to fight Romero. In the fifth, Romero controlled the round, bring down Whittaker with a series of left hands, then pounded with a right hand.
Bethesda Just Announced ELDER SCROLLS VI and STARFIELD
According to the E3 conference , The Elder Scrolls Blades is a first-person RPG reminiscent of The Elder Scrolls: Arena . This was, however, just an amuse-bouche for a teeny teaser for The Elder Scrolls VI , which is apparently also at thing.
Liverpool unable to secure Fekir deal
The 24-year-old was being courted by Liverpool as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho, who joined Barcelona in January. Nabil Fekir is soon to be a Red! Fekir scored 21 goals and added nine assists in 39 appearances for Lyon last season.
DOC Announces $1.4B Settlement with Chinese Telecom
Trump has countered that USA companies were also hurt by the ban because they could no longer sell parts to the firm. In return the US Commerce Department would lift its sanctions that prevent ZTE buying from US suppliers .
Rafael Nadal vs Diego Schwartzman, French Open 2018
Play continued though, with the set following a similar pattern to the first, as Nadal broke back before dropping his serve to 15. The match had already been stopped for an hour on Wednesday, with Nadal trailing 6-4 2-1, before play resumed at 17:28 BST.