Microsoft Airing Inside Xbox Special Today, May Have More Surprises

Microsoft Airing Inside Xbox Special Today, May Have More Surprises


Their presser was chock-full of game announcements and trailers, including a new Forza Horizon, new Halo, new Gears, and updates on Crackdown and other titles.

Watch right along with us via the embed, which you'll find below, and let us know if you have any predictions for what may be coming out on the fighting game front for Xbox this coming year.

"We are now at a moment of exceptional creativity in gaming", said Spencer. Any future content from the handful of studios Microsoft bought is potentially years away. Microsoft announced 50 games at its event, 18 of which were exclusive to the Xbox system. Halo Infinite is the next chapter of the legendary franchise that is developed by 343 Industries and created with its new Slipspace Engine.

The future for the Xbox One, and Microsoft's gaming arm as a whole, hasn't been as bright as it is now after a massively successful.

So far details are scarce on the new title. We're certainly impressed by the weight of Microsoft's heavy-hitting franchises returning, but we still would have loved to have seen a new AAA IP.

"Our growth strategy is to continue to expand the worlds that players love, while developing all-new exclusive games that deepen their engagement with our platform".

The biggest takeaway, however, was obviously Gears of War 5.

Microsoft offers the audience pretty much everything they could ask for during its E3 2018 keynote, with a whole host of new titles announced, and even a tease about new hardware, but no sign of VR.

Away from the game announcement, Microsoft also looped to beef up their existing digital initiatives.

"The longevity of games resulting from the "games as a service" model is also why Xbox is committed to backwards compatibility".

On Sunday, Microsoft's Xbox head Phil Spencer confirmed the division was working with the company's cloud technology team to come up with a way to stream games with console graphics quality to any device.

  • Terrell Bush