Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Tech | By Amelia Peters

Microsoft Announces Halo Infinity With New Trailer

Microsoft Announces Halo Infinity With New Trailer

Microsoft promised to have one of their biggest shows in history for E3 2018. There's a new Halo, multiple Gears of War games, and a multitude of trailers for everything from Kingdom Hearts III to Fallout 76.

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Microsoft set out to make a statement at this year's E3: the games are back.

Phil Spencer, Executive President of Gaming at Microsoft addresses the audience at the Xbox 2018 E3 briefing in Los Angeles, California on June 10, 2018 ahead of the 24th Electronic Entertainment Expo which opens on June 12. In Santa Monica, studio The Initiative will be lead by former Crystal Dynamics head of studio Darrell Gallagher.

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First off, by the numbers the Xbox One is the console that's lagging behind (tremendously so behind the PS4) and many have attributed this to a lack of solid exclusives. Its investment into cloud-based gaming with Microsoft AI is interesting, with game streaming clearly high on its list of priorities. You can't blame them, even if we know that the PS4 version of these games will enjoy more sales.

343 created a new engine Halo Infinite because the game was so ambitious that the studio new technology to realise the game's ambition.

And that kind of thinking was behind arguably the biggest news of the presser: Microsoft Studios' acquisition of five developers to come under their umbrella and produce Xbox exclusives, something that fans have been crying out for for years. The company did not give any information about the game beyond a teaser trailer, but the name would imply either a Fortnite-like battle royale style game or a persistent world.

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