Xbox doubles its number of video game studios

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Game director Tetsuya Nomura announced at a Kingdom Hearts orchestra concert in Los Angeles on Saturday that Square Enix will release Kingdom Hearts III on January 29, 2019 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If you didn't manage to catch the show, you can catch all of the news right here. Taken together, this represents a doubling of Microsoft's wholly owned game studios.

To counter that, Microsoft surprised with a huge number of Japanese games coming to Xbox.

Microsoft also announced a $50 price reduction in all its Xbox One consoles. As someone whose console is collecting dust due to a lack of foresight or ambition from Microsoft, this barrage of exciting news could just make a true fan of me again.

It only works on FastStart-enabled titles, but because it is an Xbox platform-level feature, developers will not be required to do any extra work for their games to reap the benefits.

Ninja Theory. The relationship between Ninja Theory and Microsoft started in 2000 when "Kung Fu Chaos" was in development for the original Xbox and culminated in the release of "Hellblade" on Xbox One earlier this year.

Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem for 11th French Open title
Spanish tennis genius Rafael Nadal clinched an 11th French Open against Dominic Thiem on Sunday to take his majors total to 17. Seemingly cruising to victory, that's when Nadal called for the trainer, the second time he did it at the French Open mid-game.

Meghan Markle slammed for 'inappropriate' dress at parade
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‘Battlefield V’ trailer teases new Battle Royale multiplayer mode
In the case of " Battlefield V ", the mode (titled simply "Royale") won't arrive alongside the game on October 19. So new, that it won't be in the game and launch and that they're only going to be talking about it in the autumn.

Spencer promised that Microsoft is working on "Microsoft AI", new AI systems that will make games more "rich and immersive" in the future.

So far details are scarce on the new title.

In the grand tradition of games quickly revealed during E3, we don't know much about the next Battletoads game at this time (it's all about those sizzle reels). We're certainly impressed by the weight of Microsoft's heavy-hitting franchises returning, but we still would have loved to have seen a new AAA IP.

The biggest takeaway, however, was obviously Gears of War 5.

The company is also investing AI and cloud resources into gaming technologies.

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