For a while, the Xbox One had lagged behind the PlayStation 4 in producing exclusive titles and subsequently seemed to lose ground to Sony's games console. But what is more interesting, is that Microsoft describes "Scarlett" as a family of devices; meaning we may see multiple pieces of hardware released that year. Microsoft also is forming a new studio called The Initiative in Santa Monica, Calif., to be headed by industry veteran Darrell Gallagher. In addition to the new Surface Hub 2 that will start shipping next year, Brad Sams also said in a video today that he expects the rumored "Andromeda" folding mobile device to be released this year.
Soon after the new Halo game was revealed fans were left concerned that it meant resources could have been diverted away from Halo 6. Additionally it has announced the acquisition of Playground Games, and letters of intent to acquire Ninja Theory, Undead Labs and Compulsion Games. No other details were given, apart from Spencer saying it would be "Master Chief's greatest adventure yet".
That includes experts in Microsoft research working on developing the future of gaming AI and the company's cloud engineers building a game streaming network.
In the interview with Gamestalk, Miyazaki suggested that there will be some souls-like elements in the game, stating that players "will, again, die many times, and that "like Dark Souls, the sense of accomplishment overcoming difficulties is an important concept".
The company unveiled a hefty slate of big games at its annual pre-E3 press conference, including Halo Infinite, a new installment in the Xbox's biggest franchise, shooter Gears of War and the racing game Forza Horizon 4.
"The original games we create at Microsoft Studios are some of our biggest assets", said Matt Booty, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios.
The future for the Xbox One, and Microsoft's gaming arm as a whole, hasn't been as bright as it is now after a massively successful. 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. The game, which is set in Britain, represents all four seasons, and each will change how the game looks and plays.