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Hellblade developer Ninja Theory and four others acquired by Microsoft

11 June, 2018, 03:09 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • Hellblade developer Ninja Theory and four others acquired by Microsoft

During its E3 conference, Microsoft announced that it has either newly created or acquired a total of five studios that will be working on first-party titles for Xbox. The game will be available for Xbox One and PC. Playground has long overseen the Forza Horizon series for Microsoft.

The game will also feature dynamic synchronized weather, seasons and time of day.

The game apparently features seamless switching from singleplayer to multiplayer, and looks absolutely stunning in gameplay. Over 450 cars from 100 licensed manufacturers will be in the game, and besides the McLaren Senna the cover of Forza Horizon will be the 1997 Land Rover Defender 90. Furthermore, there will be World Events that take place globally.

Playground Games, started in 2010, is the developer behind the Forza racing series and has been a long-time Xbox partner.


They also show how gaming continues to be an important pillar of Microsoft's business.

Pre-orders will begin on June 11, and Ultimate Edition buyers will get early access to play the game on September 28.

In addition to the 100 titles already included in the Xbox Game Pass and the promise of adding all Microsoft Studios' titles on launch, the Redmond giant is also adding three big names in the open-world genre to its subscription service. The regular edition will cost around $60.

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