Microsoft Acquires ‘Hellblade’ Developer Ninja Theory

We Happy Few

We Happy Few

Microsoft kicked off their annual E3 press conference with a bang by revealing a cinematic trailer for 343 Industries' Halo Infinite.

There was also a plethora of the biggest blockbuster third-party games coming in the next year from the teams at Bethesda, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Capcom EA and more. One of them is Ninja Theory, creators of Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice and Kung Fu Chaos. Let's see if this new game can recapture that title's nostalgic magic. We Happy Few officially launches August 10th for Xbox One and Windows 10.

No release date or gameplay footage was revealed, and no additional details were given, save that the game will be using the newly announced Slipspace Engine.

Hopefully Microsoft learned their lesson with the abysmal story in Halo 5: Guardians and go back to narratives that actually have weight and character development. The footage seen in the trailer is from an engine demo, and the game is still far from completion. Tell us in the comments section! Microsoft's hardware team "is deep into architecting the next Xbox consoles, where we will once again deliever on our commitment to set the benchmark for console gaming". In fact, we can't actually verify that Rare is working on this game, but we'd be shocked if that wasn't the case.

Away from the game announcement, Microsoft also looped to beef up their existing digital initiatives. Spencer said Microsoft is building a "game streaming network to unlock console-quality gaming on any device".

Xbox chief Phil Spencer announced the acquisitions during the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles Sunday.

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