Microsoft Acquires 5 Game Studios, Touts Diverse E3 Software Lineup

Microsoft Acquires 5 Game Studios, Touts Diverse E3 Software Lineup”

According to Halo director Frank O'Connor, the game will feature the iconic Master Chief of the Halo series much more prominently, especially in the wake of the character's relative absence in Halo 5: Guardians. The knock-on effect from that though is that not only is there a lack of interest in Xbox in Japan, but western players who enjoy Japanese games have no reason to pick up an Xbox One. 343 Studios outright states that the game is still in its early stages and we won't see it out for quite some time.

Sure enough, Microsoft has just announced Halo Infinite, referred to as a "New Halo Experience".

Microsoft rival Sony is reported to be working on a successor to PlayStation 4.

The new game will focus strongly on Master Chief and the Halo universe itself, with its main focus being on 'making the world a little bit more realistic and compelling'. Ninja Theory, Compulsion Games, Playground Games, and Undead Labs are now Microsoft studios and therefore future games from them will be exclusive to Xbox. We're also getting a free iOS Elder Scrolls game called Blades. Spencer said that the hardware team behind the Xbox One X is "deep into architecting the next Xbox consoles" and that they'll "set the benchmark for console gaming".

Besides the Bethesda show, there were also E3 conferences from Microsoft and Devolver Digital yesterday-not to mention EA's expo-starting conference the day before.

Although we can't be entirely sure of what the distant future holds for gaming but it seems that for Microsoft consoles will be a part of it for a while yet. Remember that Xbox is now a brand that transcends consoles and incorporates PCs, and is a service that combines Windows 10 devices together.

Microsoft's cloud engineers are now working on a new game streaming network, which Spencer says will allow for "console quality gaming on any device", including mobile devices.

The next chapter of the Halo franchise.

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