Microsoft planning inclusive game-streaming service

Microsoft announces ‘Halo Infinite’		
		
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Microsoft announces ‘Halo Infinite’ Brian Heater @ 8 hours

The fact that he is prominently featured at the end of the Halo Infinite trailer is hopefully a promise that this game will remedy the failures of the last. And even the faster, more expensive Xbox One X at $500 ($450 for a limited time) doesn't make the system feel as snappy as you would expect.

The game series, initially developed by Bungie before being managed by developed by 343 Industries, is published by Microsoft Studios and has sold more than 65 million copies throughout the world. Beyond new games, though, Microsoft announced the acquisition of four game development studios as well as the opening of a new fifth internal studio.

We Happy Few, a dystopian game where people live a life of lies by taking Joy pills, got a new trailer as well as a release date at Microsoft's E3 conference today. After all, the Xbox has the advantages of brand recognition, several big franchises, marketing muscle, and Microsoft money. 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. Microsoft's hardware team "is deep into architecting the next Xbox consoles, where we will once again deliever on our commitment to set the benchmark for console gaming". We're also getting a free iOS Elder Scrolls game called Blades.

If we were to simply hazard a guess, we're probably not going to hear about what's next for Xbox until E3 2020.

Although we can't be entirely sure of what the distant future holds for gaming but it seems that for Microsoft consoles will be a part of it for a while yet.

The next chapter of the Halo franchise.

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.

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