Microsoft’s subsequent Xbox console, if rumors are to believed. But when you wait, the corporate’s acquired a brand new Halo for you.
The hit Xbox motion sequence starring the superhuman Master Chief in his Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s head of Xbox, mentioned it is going to be the character’s “biggest journey” but, although the corporate did not say far more than that, nor when it is going to be launched. The recreation might be referred to as Halo Infinite.was teased Sunday throughout the firm’s press convention .
Thewas simply the tip of the spear. The day additionally introduced bulletins on some 50 video games and 20 exclusives designed to indicate the world the Xbox is the gaming system to purchase, even when it is not the most well-liked.
To emphasize that, the corporate wowed attendees on the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles with a sequence of bulletins about plans for its hottest franchises, together with the Gears of War area taking pictures epic and its hit Cuphead and Ori adventures video games.
And if that is not sufficient, Microsoft additionally Thurott.com cites a supply saying the brand new system, codenamed “Scarlett,” . Microsoft declined to remark.) The firm additionally mentioned it is designed to permit avid gamers to play on an Xbox, PC or telephone., saying groups are “deep into architecting” the following system, although it did not give a timetable for a launch (
“The world of gaming is on a historic development path,” Spencer mentioned. “In this important second, we’re continuously difficult ourselves to the place we will take gaming subsequent.”
The message all through all of it: Microsoft desires followers to understand it hears them. The firm has been criticized for its lack of compelling and unique new video games, one thing Nintendo and Sony have been profitable at over the previous few years. The high just lately launched video games record on CNET game-review aggregating sister web site Metacritic, for instance, embrace Sony’s God of War epic and Nintendo’s replace for Donkey Kong. While Microsoft does have some fashionable unique video games of its personal, resembling Halo and Gears of War, the criticism has grown louder.
“Listening to the followers about how vital unique video games is is basically vital to us,” mentioned Mike Ybarra, company vp of Xbox and Windows Platform at Microsoft, in an interview after the presentation. He added that by exhibiting 50 video games on stage throughout the Xbox press convention, the corporate was all about its dedication to giving avid gamers a wide array of fashionable titles to play.
That contains unique video games made by Microsoft. “We at all times inform our groups to concentrate on the gamer,” he added. “If followers ask us for exclusives and first-party titles, that is the place we will focus.”
For the entire record of video games Microsoft introduced — together with head to GameSpot.—
The E3 press convention schedule
Saturday, June 9
Sunday, June 10
- Microsoft mentioned it is constructing a brand new Xbox, in addition to making a recreation streaming service. It additionally introduced extremely anticipated video games just like the area dramas Halo Infinite and Gears 5 and extra. [ .]
- Bethesda confirmed off a bunch of latest installments to its hottest franchises, together with the alternative-history Nazi taking pictures recreation Wolfenstein Youngblood, a brand new recreation within the industry-defining Doom sequence, a sequel to the post-apocalyptic shooter Rage and a brand new Elder Scrolls recreation. Probably the most well-liked announcement of the night although was , the newest in its post-nuclear struggle sequence of video games. [ .]
Monday, June 11
- Ubisoft acquired quite a lot of cheers from followers when it made bulletins round Star Fox and Beyond Good and Evil 2. The French recreation firm additionally mentioned The Division 2, a sequel to its fashionable post-apocalyptic on-line taking pictures recreation. It additionally mentioned Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, the 11th main recreation in that sequence, this time set in Ancient Greece. [Read our recap here]
- Sony confirmed what it hopes might be a slate of upcoming hit video games. It additionally gave shorter glimpses of ither video games together with the follow-up to its samurai recreation Nioh, a remake of the zombie shooter Resident Evil 2 and a take a look at an motion recreation referred to as Control. [ ]
Tuesday, June 12
First printed June 6 at three:22 p.m. PT.
Update June 10 at 9:30 a.m.: Adds particulars about what we anticipate by way of new Halo recreation, new Gears of War and rumors a few streaming service. 1:54 p.m.: Adds particulars from the press convention about Halo, Fallout and others. 2:19 p.m.: Adds particulars about Cuphead sequel. three:14 p.m.: Adds particulars about newly introduced Xbox and streaming service.
Update June 11 at 12:38 a.m.: Adds particulars from Bethesda’s press convention and interview with Microsoft exec.
Update on June 12 at 9:08 a.m. PT: Adds particulars about different press conferences; 10:12 a.m.: Adds rumors about subsequent Xbox.
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