Microsoft gives a peek at latest Xbox game in 'Halo' franchise

Microsoft gives a peek at latest Xbox game in 'Halo' franchise

Microsoft has just kicked off its E3 press conference in Los Angeles with a first trailer for Halo: Infinite.

Microsoft has been pelted with criticism for lacking hit video games exclusively for play on Xbox, while Sony has dominated this console generation with PlayStation 4 models boasting a cornucopia of coveted titles. "Developed by 343 Industries and created with our new Slipspace Engine". It's unclear whether Infinite is a direct sequel to Halo 5, or if it's a spin off game. Are you hoping to see Halo 5: Guardians on PC?

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.

"The Master Chief returns in Halo Infinite-the next chapter of the legendary franchise", Microsoft says. Microsoft announced 50 games at its event, 18 of which were exclusive to the Xbox system.

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Of course, with the Xbox One X and the PlayStation 4 Pro upending the usual console cycle, all bets are off. Will it have both a strong single and multiplayer component like past entries? We are thrilled to welcome five new studios into the Microsoft family.

Last but by no means least, we got confirmation of a new Battletoads gaming coming in 2019 and two dollops of Sea of Thieves DLC on the way later this year. While this could be stretching to describe Halo's traditional, signature open-sandbox gameplay, this language does appear to sound much grander than what longtime fans have experienced and come to expect from a Halo game.

The developer mentioned that the game is still a long way out, but it wanted to share the progress and showcase the new technology and art style. But Microsoft continues to work to improve it, and we are seeing the results of that at E3. He also added that 343 is "making changes to how we approach things", which could be interpreted in a number of ways.