Microsoft Team Hires Former Anthem, Apex Legends Developers

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With the current video game console generations winding down, many gamers are looking to the future of the big three video game console houses and what they have planned for their respective futures. Xbox loyalists have been promised perhaps the most of the big three, and while Project Scarlett will reportedly not be the console to end all consoles, it does seem like it could make the Xbox the most powerful and ambitious device next generation. As far as software goes, it seems that a special new Microsoft team of former Anthem and Apex Legends devs, among others, is being assembled for a new title.

As reported on Video Games Chronicle, the LinkedIn pages of several game developers now list their new positions with the mysterious new Microsoft Studio called The Initiative. Among the new hires formerly from other developers are: Anthem lead animator Ryan Duffin from BioWare, Apex Legends senior designer Sean Slayback, Uncharted 4 artist Ryan Trowbridge of NaughtyDog and Doom environment artist Justin Waters.

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The Initiative was first announced in June 2018, and Microsoft appears to be conditioning them to create games for the next generation of Xbox consoles. With Halo Infinite as the only confirmed launch title for Project Scarlett, many believe The Initiative’s first game will be for the new device. With such an all star cast of developers behind a multitude of different projects, this dream team seems perfectly positioned for a shooting/action title worthy for a next gen machine. If it deserves any Scarlett letter, this team definitely gets an “A” for awesome.

What do you guys think about these game devs being recruited for this new Microsoft team? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to stay tuned for the latest Microsoft news, such as the Halo Infinite Creative Director leaving 343 Industries, here on Don’t Feed the Gamers! Follow us on Twitter to see our updates the minute they go live!

Cory Lara1235 Posts

A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.


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