We’re yet to learn what the studio is working on, with our newest clue arriving from Xbox head Phil Spencer, who disclosed The Initiative is “demanding them selves to do new factors (and old items) in new techniques,”, whatever that means.Microsoft exposed it had started The Initiative in Santa Monica as portion of its E3 2018 convention, in which it introduced a slew of acquisitions. The studio is becoming led by Darrell Gallagher, who beforehand worked at Rockstar Games, Crystal Dynamics and later Activision, overseeing the growth of games like GTA IV, Tomb Raider and Destiny 2. At the time, Spencer touted Gallagher’s skills, calling him a “visionary storyteller.”
According to Santa Monica task listings uncovered on the Microsoft web page later on that yr, the studio was calling for knowledge in “shipping large quality titles at AAAA benchmarks” and a “awareness and comprehension of the procedure of making new IP.” The studio went on to hire God of War guide producer Brian Westergaard and Christian Cantamessa, who was the direct writer on Pink Useless Redemption. The ‘AAAA’ studio then picked up Sunset Overdrive director Drew Murray.
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