Microsoft confirms a new Xbox is in the works

Microsoft just announced five new studios to create games for Xbox One. This has been one of the long-standing criticisms of the Microsoft brand, with critics pointing to Xbox's lack of studios and exclusives.

Microsoft gaming boss Phil Spencer announced today that the company is building a cloud-gaming infrastructure that will enable players to get its games from in a Netflix-like stream to PCs, set-top boxes, tablets, and smartphones.

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Watch right along with us via the embed, which you'll find below, and let us know if you have any predictions for what may be coming out on the fighting game front for Xbox this coming year. The tech giant has also opened up a new studio in Santa Monica, California called The Initiative. The four studios will add to Microsoft's considerable heft in first-party game development, especially as the company looks to strengthen its game download subscription service Xbox Game Pass. What took us by surprise was the acquisition of three other renowned studios: Undead Labs, makers of State of Decay; Ninja Theory, the folks behind Senua's Sacrifice; and Compulsion Games, the developers of We Happy Few.

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