Microsoft Airing Inside Xbox Special Today, May Have More Surprises

Microsoft Airing Inside Xbox Special Today, May Have More Surprises

Microsoft Airing Inside Xbox Special Today, May Have More Surprises

Nearly three years after the release of Halo 5: Guardians, Microsoft unveiled an announcement trailer for a new Halo game called Halo Infinite at Xbox's E3 briefing on Sunday afternoon.

Eurogamer managed to catch up with Phil Spencer after last night's Xbox E3 2018 Briefing. The game was previously planned for a release this year.

In some ways, Microsoft was playing to an easy crowd, with Xbox Fanfest winners in attendance to provide requisity whoops and hollering - and some even twirling shirts in the air at the bigger announcements - but not all games enjoyed a good response. We've been given the freedom to explore, try new things and operate like an independent studio, with the backing from one of the biggest companies in the world to do something bold and different. The game will be powered by the "Slipspace Engine", a new engine for the franchise. That's pretty much the extent of what was explicitly mentioned in the trailer, although, given the appearance of a hoverbike halfway through, one might wonder if they will show up in the final game. But it was Spencer's announcement of a Netflix-like game streaming service that will work across Xbox, PCs, tablets, set-top boxes, and smartphones that really grabbed people's attention. From what we saw, it's looking far more like a story-driven third-person action game than the action-heavy cover shooter it always used to be. 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.

Microsoft has officially announced Halo Infinite, and released its announcement trailer.

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They weren't lying. No fewer than three new Gears of War titles were revealed.

EA CEO Andrew Wilson revealed at its EA Play press event on Saturday that his company will offer a way to stream its games library to smartphones, low-hardware laptops and other devices in the future.

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