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Next-Gen Xbox Consoles Codenamed 'Scarlet,' Claim Multiple Sources

Next-Gen Xbox Consoles Codenamed 'Scarlet,' Claim Multiple Sources

On Sunday at Microsoft's E3 briefing, the company confirmed that it's working on its next-generation Xbox console.

At the conference, Xbox Chief Phil Spencer told us that Microsoft's engineers were "deep into architecturing the next Xbox consoles", but we didn't get much more information than that - until now, that is.

The company has previewed 18 Microsoft-exclusive games to strengthen its Xbox One console platform. Microsoft's new studios include The Initiative, Compulsion Games, Playground Games, Undead Labs and Ninja Theory. As expected, Forza Horizon 4 was announced by Playground Games during Microsoft's E3 2018 press conference today.

"The Master Chief returns in Halo Infinite-the next chapter of the legendary franchise", Microsoft says.

Matt Booty, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios, said: "The original games we create at Microsoft Studios are some of our biggest assets".

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In May, EA announced it had acquired the cloud gaming technology assets and personnel of the GameFly service for an undisclosed amount. "We found innovative game designers, master storytellers, and exceptional world builders". With this new addition to the Forza series, Playground Games is adding dynamic seasons, which will change throughout your gameplay that will affect how the world looks and how your vehicle will drive.

Check out the brand new trailer! A new game engine powers this lovely new Halo world.

Cloud streaming is the way AAA developers (video game industry) and Microsoft are hoping to reach billions of mobile devices that are traditionally known for transitory experiences.

Excited already? Well, you'll have to wait since the game officially arrives on October 2 for Xbox and PC.

According to techcrunch, the launch of the new games was the highlight of the event.