Undead Labs has been taken over by Microsoft as well, following the recent success of State of Decay 2. State of Decay and the recently-released State of Decay 2 have been exclusives for Xbox, so it seems a ideal fit for the studio to officially fall under Microsoft's first-party lineup of developers. Playground Games makes the Forza Horizon series, and Spencer said the studio would be bringing its open-world expertise to an entirely new project. The studio is now building a team of "world class talent" to develop "groundbreaking new game experiences". If rumors are correct, that other game could be a full-fledged Fable game.
Microsoft acquires a whole bunch of game studios
There's also new for this year a route creation tool, allowing players to create their own races anywhere within the game map. Then there's Compulsion Games, the developer behind We Happy Few , which is also involved in this big video game love-in.
The acquisitions follow Microsoft's new push to develop more of its own games after facing criticism for lack of first-party titles in years past, particularly compared to rival Sony Playstation.
Ninja Theory is best known for producing 2017's breakout indie hit Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.
Then there's Compulsion Games, the developer behind We Happy Few, which is also involved in this big video game love-in.