|By Kramer Phillips | 3 years ago|
E3 is happening this week, and Microsoft had a lot to show for it. Microsoft’s gaming chief, Phil Spencer, didn’t say much, but instead elected to let the games do the talking. Microsoft unveiled 52 games onstage, including Halo Infinite, Gears 5, Forza Horizon, and third party titles such as Fallout 76 and Cyberpunk 2077. Spencer only spent 15 minutes on stage, but he made clear to the crow of 6000 people that Microsoft was ready to compete in the coming console war.
The current console, Xbox One, is behind Sony’ Playstation 4 in sales, and is facing a lack of exclusive titles. Microsoft is, however, acquiring Undead Labs (makers of State of Decay), Playground Games (Forza Horizon developers), Ninja Theory (Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice), and others, according to The Verge. “We know that exclusive games from our Microsoft Studios are what originally turned so many of us into Xbox fans. My team and I take our commitment to you seriously,” said Phil Spencer. “By joining us at Microsoft Studios, these five new teams will have the resources, the platform, and creative independence to take bigger risks, create even bolder worlds for you.” This all seems to point to Microsoft’s commitment to the long game in the next battle with Sony.