Redmond-based team 343 Industries revealed a new game during the Xbox E3 2018 briefing, Halo Infinite.
Xbox previewed a flurry of new titles and deals with studios as the video-gaming division of Microsoft Corp. looks to compete more intensely with Sony Corp.'s PlayStation and a resurgent Nintendo Co. I'm thrilled to join the Microsoft Studios family as it is clear to me that the gaming team at Microsoft shares my passion for storytelling, world-building and creative exploration.
Earlier this year, Scotland was added as part of an expansion of strategy game Civilisation 6.
It's also about time that 343 Industries unveiled the next Halo game. 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. The latest game in the Forza Horizon series is going to be bringing some interesting new features with it, including a new setting and dynamically shifting seasons. With Microsoft's backing, the new studios, will have the resources to "take bigger risks" and "create bigger worlds", he said.
Beyond new games, though, Microsoft announced the acquisition of four game development studios as well as the opening of a new fifth internal studio. They pulled off expert level trolling trolling with Gears POP! for mobile devices, XCOM-like intrigue with Gears Tactics, and a close look at Gears of War 5 with a few glances at gameplay. We now finally know what that is.
Away from the game announcement, Microsoft also looped to beef up their existing digital initiatives.