Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

Microsoft Unveils 'Halo Infinite' Announcement Trailer at E3

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| 11 June, 2018, 15:46

Microsoft have been on the back foot with first party exclusives for a long time, but at E3 Phil Spencer made a big statement for the future of Xbox.

And yet, in spite of the 50 game trailers shown on-stage at the Microsoft Theater that included a new Halo game and Gears of War 5, there was something desperately missing: any mention of virtual reality.

"We are making one of our greatest single year's investments in teams by adding five new creative studios", Spencer said at an Xbox media event ahead of the formal start of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo here this week.

Although no gameplay footage was shown, it can be considered pretty damn likely that Rash, Pimple and Zitz will return to lay another tongue-lashing down on the Dark Queen.

It was previously leaked that the next Halo game, which would be announced at E3 would be named "Halo: Infinity", which was pretty close to the final result. That's changing with the new seasonal focus of Forza Horizon 4.


The release of the game was announced at global gaming event E3 in Los Angeles. Microsoft also is forming a new studio called The Initiative in Santa Monica, Calif., to be headed by industry veteran Darrell Gallagher.

It is hard to deny the success of the PS4 and Sony, especially when compared to Microsoft and their Xbox One.

Playground Games. Microsoft has acquired United Kingdom -based Playground Games, a development partner since 2010 that has helped grow the "Forza" franchise to new heights. Looking like it'll offer the most visual fidelity out of any Battlefield game yet, Xbox One X owners have plenty of reasons to get excited to jump into Battlefield V. It later said the game would be an open-world action RPG.

"Our growth strategy is to continue to expand the worlds that players love, while developing all-new exclusive games that deepen their engagement with our platform".

The acquisitions and new studio will give Microsoft a deeper slate of games in years to come. Perhaps even slightly humbled by the lessons it's had to learn this gen, it's stacking the deck for the next battle for gamers' hearts - and it's a battle it just might win.

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