Microsoft has acquired four gaming studios as it looks to ramp up the number of exclusive titles on Xbox. We know it'll be developed by 343 Industries, and it'll apparently use a new engine called "Slipspace".
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'. Additionally it has announced the acquisition of Playground Games, and letters of intent to acquire Ninja Theory, Undead Labs and Compulsion Games.More news: Fury comebacks ends in facile fourth round victory
The head of Xbox on Sunday said Microsoft is hard at work on a next-generation console along with a cloud service that would let players stream games to any device.
"We are now at a moment of exceptional creativity in gaming", said Spencer. Ahead of that there were a large amount of third party and in-house games showcased by Microsoft. Finally, several ID@Xbox games will be coming to the program at launch, namely Ashen, Afterparty, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, and Phoenix Point.
Including in the Microsoft arsenal is an artificial intelligence that will be used to make game worlds and characters more realistic.More news: Nixon Did It. Why Not Trump? Crib Notes for a Presidential Summit
Of course, with the Xbox One X and the PlayStation 4 Pro upending the usual console cycle, all bets are off.
Check out our full list of new trailers and announcements here. Beginning from today, Tom Clancy's The Division, Fallout 4, and The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited are available to play through Game Pass. The company also revealed FastStart, a new way to download games and begin playing them quicker. This is not confirmed, and a Microsoft representative declined to comment when approached by GameSpot.
Surprising news? Not exactly, but many industry observers have lingering doubts about the future of Microsoft-branded hardware under CEO Satya Nadella.More news: President Donald Trump says he won't invite National Basketball Association champion to White House