Microsoft Unveils 'Halo Infinite' Announcement Trailer at E3

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During the Inside Xbox E3 2018 special broadcast, Phil Spencer commented the acquisition of new studios announced back at its media briefing, adding that the move was "needed" and that there might be more acquisition in the future.

"Our experts in Microsoft Research are developing the future of gaming AI, so the worlds and characters we enjoy will be more rich and more immersive", the same Spencer said, without revealing any other details about the future of the Xbox.

Three years later, Xbox's backward compatibility for older games has become one of the console's defining features.

Fans of the incredible Halo series of games for Xbox will likely be blown away by the fact that Microsoft has been teasing a brand new installment in that franchise, which goes by the name of Halo Infinite. The company has bought UK-based Playground Games and Ninja Theory, as well as Seattle-based Undead Labs and Montreal-based Compulsion Games.

Microsoft also announced a US$50 price reduction in all its Xbox One consoles. We'll do our best to walk you through what this game, which may be Halo 6, is about and when you can expect to play it. They include Crackdown 3, Forza Horizon 4, a new installment of its Sea of Thieves pirate-themed game, and Gears of War 5, the latest of Microsoft's military sci-fi shooter series.

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The company is also investing AI and cloud resources into gaming technologies. This does unforutnely mean we will have to wait a little longer for the game and in turn means that during their conference Microsoft did not mention a release date.

Playground Games is now working on a brand new open world game that's likely Fable 4, sources say.

Microsoft is to double the size of its first-party development ecosystem, by acquiring four studios and creating an entirely new studio. The game is confirmed for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

According to techcrunch, the launch of the new games was the highlight of the event. Taken together, this represents a doubling of Microsoft's wholly owned game studios.

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