Microsoft Investing in ‘State of Decay’ Studio Undead Labs

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On Sunday at Microsoft's E3 briefing, the company confirmed that it's working on its next-generation Xbox console.

Considering how much effort Microsoft has put into backward compatibility, I would expect the Scarlett devices to support current gen games but offer more advanced features and align possibly with Microsoft's upcoming game-streaming services. And Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, its most recent success, was a PlayStation 4 timed console exclusive, although it eventually came out on Xbox One earlier this year.

Microsoft has offered a glimpse of the eagerly awaited new Xbox One Halo game, Halo Infinite, as well as showing off footage from other forthcoming releases. The company has bought UK-based Playground Games and Ninja Theory, as well as Seattle-based Undead Labs and Montreal-based Compulsion Games.

Microsoft has already acquired Playground Games; past partnership between these two companies has already delivered some of the best games in the industry, with their Forza series being one of the most popular racing games in the world. Here are a few of the games that we were treated to during the press conference.

Microsoft promised to have one of their biggest shows in history for E3 2018.

That's frustrating for gamers who can't wait to play and it may also be a signal as to when the game is coming out. And that engine will power the game for both Xbox One and Windows 10, a major step for the typically Xbox-focused franchise.

During the conference, we learned quite a bit about Forza Horizon 4 and even got a pretty good look at the game in action.

Microsoft is to double the size of its first-party development ecosystem, by acquiring four studios and creating an entirely new studio.

It is all completely plausible as developing a game based on a brand new engine takes more effort and resources.