Microsoft’s The Initiative Studio is officially up and running

During E3 2018 Microsoft announced a series of new game development studio acquisitions. It’s a big part of their move to compete more effectively against Sony for the next console generation. After Sony’s studio’s produced hit after hit especially in the last year or so, the move makes a lot of sense. One of the announcements was the formation of a brand new Santa-Monica based studio called The Initiative.

Since then we’ve heard of a few big names that have joined The Initiative ranks including Sunset Overdrive’s Drew Murray. Yesterday (as first soptted on Gamespot), the Darrell Gallagher-lead studio posted a sort of “About Us” video which you can check out below. Not only does it show the new team moving into their new offices, and show some of the positions that the different individuals will be taking up at the company, but it also details their vision for the studio and so far they seem to be saying all the right things.

“Our Mission is to create ambitious and innovative game experiences that our audience will love. We are passionate about craft, creating stories, and building the next big thing in gaming.”

The Initiative

I’m sure being right next to the beach helps, right?

Nintendo Nerd, sharing my love of Mario with the world one pixel at a time.

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