"We know that exclusive games from Microsoft Studios is what originally turned so many of us into Xbox fans", Spencer said at E3. Then there's Halo Infinite and Gears of War 5, and though new entries in these series both expected, the announcements were exciting nonetheless. It will be a game that will have 2.5D graphics and 4K resolution on the Xbox One X. It will support three player local cooperative multiplayer.
Microsoft also showed game footage from updates to "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" from Bluehole coming in winter 2018.
Microsoft showed off not one, not two, but three new Gears of War games that are now in development.
Also of note was Microsoft's pledge to make games ready to play far quicker with Fast Start, which actually seems to align with the console's initial plans for nearly immediate play.
Also in the blog post, 343 said it's aware of the feedback that Halo 5: Guardians did not focus enough on Master Chief.
Ninja Theory. The relationship between Ninja Theory and Microsoft started in 2000 when "Kung Fu Chaos" was in development for the original Xbox and culminated in the release of "Hellblade" on Xbox One earlier this year. Microsoft's new studio, based in California, is called The Initiative.
The Xbox event was packed with cinematic snippets or play of 52 games, including new instalments to blockbuster franchises such as "Fallout" and "Halo".
Including in the Microsoft arsenal is an artificial intelligence that will be used to make game worlds and characters more realistic. That means if a game previously took 30 minutes to download and play, you will now be able to begin gameplay after just 15 minutes. Instead, with the wealth of content shown at E3 2018, Microsoft is playing the long game here.