Microsoft Game Studios just added five new studios including Ninja Theory

The company's Ashley Speicher also announced the company is working on a new technology that would allow games on the Xbox to start two times faster.

Phil Spencer just stood on stage and dropped some bombs at E3.

The new studios will all be housed beneath the Microsoft Studios brand alongside a new venture called The Initiative led by former Crystal Dynamics head of studio Darrell Gallagher. "We've been given the freedom to explore, try new things and operate like an independent studio, with the backing from one of the biggest companies in the world to do something bold and different".

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Undead Labs is known for the State of Decay franchise. Microsoft Studios already contains groups like Halo-maker 343 Industries and the team behind Minecraft, which Microsoft acquired in 2014 for $2.5 billion.

Microsoft's internal game development arm, Microsoft Studios, has swooped up four other studios, including Playground Games, developer of the Forza Horizon series. Spencer confirmed that Playground is making a brand-new game, which is rumored to be Fable 4. And, Compulsion Games is behind the dystopian We Happy Few. If all goes right, these acquisitions should fill out Microsoft's sparse lineup of Xbox exclusives and strengthen its competition against Sony's strong roster of console exclusives.

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