Microsoft guzzles up game studios and teases Xbox One game streaming

Microsoft's Xbox E3 conference live stream set for 1 pm PDT; Gears of War, Halo 6 and maybe some fighting games en route?

Microsoft's Xbox E3 conference live stream set for 1 pm PDT; Gears of War, Halo 6 and maybe some fighting games en route?

What's more, this source included documents with various other details - notably that the project is code-named "Scarlett" and refers to an entire family of Microsoft devices.

The Initiative. Based in Santa Monica, Calif., The Initiative is a brand-new Microsoft game development studio headed by industry veteran Darrell Gallagher that is working to create groundbreaking new worlds, characters and game experiences. Speaking with major Korean gaming outlet, GameMeca, Hinton claims engineers are aiming to announce the console "next year".

Be it consoles, phones, games, or anything else, leaks this far out are always worth taking with a grain of salt, even if they come from reliable sources.

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Halo: Combat Evolved, the first game of the franchise, was released on November 15, 2001 and quickly became a bestseller, generating very positive reviews and establishing Microsoft's new Xbox console as a legitimate competitor to Nintendo and Sony. In the near future are games like Crackdown 3, which launches in February and let's players put on the boots of Terry Crews and rain down pure destruction.

Microsoft and Electronic Arts used their own pre-E3 press conferences to tease us about their plans to offer game streaming services that, in theory, would offer console-level games to smartphones and other devices.

Instead, with the wealth of content shown at E3 2018, Microsoft is playing the long game here. So if Microsoft start putting out quality games, people will inevitably play them. Also, the company's hardware team "is deep into architecting the next Xbox console", he said. One of the first battle royale games, "Battlegrounds" is adding new environments and game modes, including a team-based "war mode".

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According to the developers, Turn 10 Studios and Playground Games, more than 450 cars will be available to choose from.

Playground Games is best known for its work on the Forza franchise.

"We are now at a moment of exceptional creativity in gaming", said Spencer.

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"We commit the full breadth of resources at Microsoft to deliver on the future of play". Microsoft's weakened position required them to wow us with a show of force this time around, and while they certainly achieved volume, there were still questions left answered.

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