LOS ANGELES: The pinnacle of Xbox on Sunday mentioned Microsoft is difficult at work on a next-generation console together with a cloud service that may let gamers stream video games to any machine.
Microsoft is including 5 new recreation studios, one it’s creating in Southern California and one other 4 it’s shopping for, Xbox staff chief Phil Spencer mentioned.
“We are making one of our greatest single year’s investments in teams by adding five new creative studios,” Spencer mentioned at an Xbox media occasion forward of the formal begin of the annual Digital Leisure Expo right here this week.
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Monetary particulars of the acquisitions of Playground Video games, Ninja Principle, Undead Labs, and Compulsion Video games weren’t disclosed.
Microsoft has been pelted with criticism for missing hit video video games solely for play on Xbox, whereas Sony has dominated this console technology with PlayStation Four fashions boasting a cornucopia of coveted titles.
The Xbox occasion was full of cinematic snippets or play of 52 video games, together with new instalments to blockbuster franchises similar to “Fallout” and “Halo.”
Of these, 18 titles had been tailor-made solely for the Xbox console.
Spencer mentioned his staff is “deep into architecting the next Xbox” in a dedication to console gaming at a time when cellular and private pc play are hovering.
Microsoft rival Sony is reported to be engaged on a successor to PlayStation 4.
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In the meantime, Microsoft can also be engaged on a “cloud network” to stream console-quality gameplay to an array of Web-linked units together with smartphones and tablets, in accordance with Spencer.
“The world of gaming is on a historic growth path,” Spencer mentioned at an Xbox media occasion forward of the formal begin of the Digital Leisure Expo right here this week.
“We commit the full breadth of resources at Microsoft to deliver on the future of play.”
Together with within the Microsoft arsenal is a synthetic intelligence that might be used to make recreation worlds and characters extra reasonable.