Microsoft has wrapped its own E3 2018 press conference, yet there are still ideal opportunities for the announcement. It is going to be the first mainline Halo title starring Master Chief since 2015's Halo 5. They did state that a whole new engine has been built for Halo Infinite to run on and the footage we saw was in-engine. Additionally it has announced the acquisition of Playground Games, and letters of intent to acquire Ninja Theory, Undead Labs and Compulsion Games.
"We're increasing our investment in existing franchises that you already love", said Phil Spencer, who heads Microsoft's Xbox unit. I'm thrilled to join the Microsoft Studios family as it is clear to me that the gaming team at Microsoft shares my passion for storytelling, world-building and creative exploration.
Even more gaming news! The idea of being able to play console-quality games anywhere, he explained, is focused on expanding the Xbox audience rather than dropping its consoles. The result is the Slipspace engine, and the E3 trailer demonstrated its "exciting potential".
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In a bid to increase the longevity of the game, Bioware also promised to regularly add more story content in the future. We are given a quick walk through of a four player mission and it looks colourful, diverse and absolutely gorgeous.
We Happy Few is set to come out on August 10, 2018 for Xbox One and PC. The multiplayer aspect of this game is not expected to arrive until after the single player ships which pegs a 2020 release timeframe.
Surprising news? Not exactly, but many industry observers have lingering doubts about the future of Microsoft-branded hardware under CEO Satya Nadella. Microsoft also is forming a new studio called The Initiative in Santa Monica, Calif., to be headed by industry veteran Darrell Gallagher.
Microsoft has been pretty cagey about what it will be showing off on Sunday, but that Walmart Canada leak from last month suggested that we'll see Forza Horizon 4, Gears of War 5, and a new Splinter Cell. Xbox Game Pass will also feature a new FastStart system.