We Happy Few To Come Out August 10, 2018

Doris Richards
June 12, 2018

When we revealed the Xbox Game Pass additions for June, there were only six titles mentioned.

To counter that, Microsoft surprised with a huge number of Japanese games coming to Xbox.

"Halo Infinite" is the sixth installment in the popular first-person shooter franchise. Note the plurality here, which could mean a new generation with its own mid-gen refresh (for example another Xbox One with beefier specs and its own Xbox One X with even beefier capabilities).

Halo Infinite has been officially announced as the next entry in the Halo franchise and Master Chief's story.

Amid all of their game announcements, Microsoft let out some interesting tidbits about the future of Xbox during their E3 conference - and hinted at the possibility of multiple consoles being worked on.

Some members will be able to get an early look at the game through testing, though. 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. It has acquired U.K. -based Playground Games and has letters of intent to buy Ninja Theory of Cambridge, U.K.; Undead Labs of Seattle; and Compulsion Games of Montreal. It recently scored its first original hit, both commercially and critically, with Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, and picking it up as an exclusive developer was a smart move by Microsoft. Spencer also announced the formation of The Initiative, a new Santa Monica-based studio headed up by Darrell Gallagher, former head of Crystal Dynamics.

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. So for Halo Infinite, developer 343 Industries is refocusing on the saga's main, green-armored protagonist.

Given AMD now has a strong hold on the console market it's very likely the new Xbox consoles will be powered by enhanced Radeon graphics beyond Vega.

Obviously the major console makers, such as Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, have to consider the future of gaming and how games are likely to be played.

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