I en af de mere overraskende annonceringer har Microsoft købt Ninja Theory. Studiet bag spil som DmC Devil May Cry, Enslaved, Heavenly Sword og Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. Overraskende fordi, at deres spil tidligere har været eksklusivt til Playstation eller udkommet først til Playstation. Men det har ikke afholdt Microsoft fra at købe dem. Og det har ikke afholdt Ninja Theory fra at takke nej.
"When Microsoft approached us, it was totally unexpected and not something we were really looking to do" udtalte creative lead Tameem Antoniades til gamepur.
"Nevertheless, they asked us what our goals and ambitions were as a studio in an ideal world, and so we said we wanted to free from the AAA machine and make games focused on the experience, not around monetisation.
We want to take bigger creative risks, and creative genre-defining games without the constant threat of annihilation. We want to make our own games our own way, and not be told what to make and how to make it, and above all, we want to protect our team, our culture, and our identity because that, in essence, is Ninja Theory.
I'm now convinced this is an opportunity for us to jump years ahead, to aim higher than we've ever dared to, to really fly, without the threat of falling down that has held us back so much in the past".
Rapporter fortæller, at Microsoft har tilbudt Ninja Theory fuld kreativ kontrol, så det bliver spændende at se, hvad de kan skabe under deres nye ledelse.