Xbox doubles its number of video game studios


During its E3 press conference, Microsoft showed footage from many new titles including Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 4, Gears of War 5, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Fallout 76, Metro Exodus, and Kingdom Hearts 3.

Microsoft's GamePass allows players to pay $9.99 per month to play more than 100 games. You can also seamlessly enter co-op from within the game world. The service normally costs $11.99 per month, making this six-month subscription a great deal for Xbox owners looking to play some new games without actually having to buy them.

"Seasons will change everything", Xbox executives said on stage at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles on Sunday. The trailer begins in the typical scenes of summer with greenery as far as the eye can see, but then transitions to a colourful autumn with leaves falling from the trees, a frigid winter where lakes freeze over (opening up whole new areas of play) and a refreshing spring with budding flowers and April showers. Are you a fan of the Forza Horizon series?

Local faces at the Tony Awards
Drilling into the numbers, the live event was up a tiny 2.1% over the Kevin Spacey fronted 71 Tony Awards of June 11, 2017 . Many in the audience stood and cheered, while TV censors quickly bleeped out the offending words. "I jumped to my feet".

In the same keynote, Microsoft announced it has bought Playground Games, the developer of the Forza series, with which it has worked closely for years. That future is still in the work, with the company revealing some expected first-party sequels and acting as hosts to a plethora of third-party games that'll all run and look best on the Xbox One X. But Xbox is investing in their own future, which was probably the biggest and most important facet of the entire showing.

It brings Undead Labs, Playground Games, Ninja Theory, and Compulsion Games into Microsoft Studios.