Xbox head Phil Spencer announced during today’s Inside Xbox that some of its new studios will have things to show at E3 2019.
During the show, Spencer said “Our new studios are gonna have things to show, which is gonna be awesome. Some new things that nobody has seen before.” Spencer specifically mentioned that Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds, which is a multiplatform release, could be at the show.
Spencer continued, saying it will take the teams some time to completely mesh in with Microsoft. “It’ll take years to really have them fully integrated in and delivering the same way all of the teams do, cause different teams are at different parts of their development cycle, but I think it’s gonna be really interesting to have those teams showing up this year, and starting to show what they’re building for us.”
Microsoft revealed this morning it will hold its Xbox E3 2019 Briefing on Sunday, June 9 at 1 p.m. PT (9 p.m. UK, 6 a.m. AEST) at the Microsoft Theatre in LA.
Microsoft announced in February that Microsoft Studios is now Xbox Game Studios and is comprised of 13 individual development teams. Previously established studios under this umbrella include 343 Industries, The Coalition, Minecraft (Mojang), Rare, Turn 10 Studios, and Microsoft’s Global Publishing group.
Microsoft announced it would acquire four studios during E3 2018: Ninja Theory, Undead Labs, Compulsion Games, and Playground Games. At this time, Microsoft also announced it was opening The Initiative, a Santa Monica team that has been recruiting top-tier talent from throughout the games industry. During XO18, Microsoft announced it would acquire two more studios: Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment.
During this episode of Inside Xbox, Microsoft also officially announced the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and Ninja Gaiden II is coming to Xbox One via backward compatibility.
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