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Microsoft Might Announce A New Xbox Studio Acquisition at E3 2021

A new acquisition could be on the horizon for Xbox.

Windows Central reporter believes that an Xbox studio acquisition announcement is highly possible at Microsoft’s E3 2021 press conference.

Xbox Game Studios is currently big enough with the merger of Bethesda and ZeniMax development teams, but Phil Spencer apparently wouldn’t mind adding even more creative studios to their portfolio of developers.

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With the Bethesda acquisition, Microsoft proved that they can sign big deals in complete silence without leaving any trace for leaks and rumors. That’s why we can’t ignore another acquisition surprise for this year from Phil Spencer and his team at Xbox.

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Microsoft Could Have a New Acquisition Up Its Sleeve

According to a few messages from Jez Corden, the Windows Central reporter, there is a good chance of an acquisition announcement at Microsoft’s E3 2021 press conference.

The reporter who has previously leaked various info on unannounced Microsoft projects says that he has heard some very good rumors that Microsoft has acquired a number of IPs through a new acquisition.

Unfortunately, he didn’t go into the specifics of the rumors, and it would be really tough to guess the new Microsoft target.

Previously, there were some rumors around an IO Interactive acquisition, but the studio officially rejected the rumors and stated that they would remain independent.

According to Corden, the IPs are not big triple-A franchises, so we should probably think about studios or even publishers with low-budget projects. At one point in the past, there were rumors around the acquisition of The Farm 51 studio by Microsoft. The team is now developing Chernobylite.

Microsoft + Bethesda E3 2021 showcase will officially go live on June 12. It’s almost a week from now, which means we don’t need to wait too long to find out about the rumors above.

What do you think about a new Xbox studio acquisition? Let us know in the comments.

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Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games since he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on every available platform.

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