On a day filled with a plethora of Xbox-themed announcements, from new games to major studio acquisitions, a hint at a new game announcement for one of Microsoft’s recently acquired studios may have been completely glanced over.
During an interview at Microsoft’s X018 FanFest, executive Vice President of Gaming at Microsoft, Phil Spencer, mentioned that we would be hearing about one of Ninja Theory’s next projects “next year”.
Spencer, who participated in an interview session with Inside Xbox host Julia Hardy, covered a variety of topics, including some of the studio announcements fans could expect that day. When broached on the subject, Spencer began using Ninja Theory as an example, saying that the company focuses on finding a “cultural fit” for those at Microsoft Studios. He then followed up with a juicy tidbit that fans of the British studio may have missed, saying “It’s really fun to not only see what Ninja Theory has done in the past, but to look forward to next year and things that might come.”
Ninja Theory, developer of 2017’s critically acclaimed Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, was one of five studios acquired by Microsoft this past June to bolster an ever growing lineup of exclusive developers for the team draped in green and black.
While fans wait to hear what’s next in the pipeline for the now-exclusive studio, those who didn’t play get a chance to play Hellblade will have a new avenue to do so next month. During the X018 FanFest, it was announced that the psychosis-fueled experience would be heading to Microsoft’s hit gaming subscription service, Xbox Game Pass, on December 17th, 2018.
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