E3 2018: Halo Infinite revealed, but what is it?

Joanna Estrada
June 12, 2018

Every new Microsoft blockbuster is likely to be a fun game, polished to a mirror sheen, but they won't be reasons to own an Xbox.

Is this going to be Halo's final and ultimate form?

Microsoft rival Sony is reported to be working on a successor to PlayStation 4.

Microsoft kept the gaming announcements coming at its Xbox E3 press conference where it announced a series of studio acquisitions meant to bolster the original gaming content emerging from the console maker. Microsoft says that you will, on average, be able to jump into your new game twice as fast as you did previously on the same net connection.

Putting aside its shocking and weird stage show, Devolver Digital announced that it's bringing the original Xbox's cult hit Metal Wolf Chaos to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC as a revamped port called Metal Wolf Chaos XD.

Halo has been one of the most successful games for Xbox since the first version of the military sci-fi adventure hit consoles in 2001.

"The world of gaming is on a historic growth path", Spencer said at an Xbox media event ahead of the formal start of the Electronic Entertainment Expo here this week.

However, Microsoft has had a relationship with Ninja Theory more or less since the studio's inception: Microsoft published the debut game from Ninja Theory's first incarnation, Just Add Monsters, entitled Kung Fu Chaos.

No publisher at E3 2018 needs a win more than 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.

The game is being developed by 343 Industries in the new Slipstream Engine, which we don't know much about yet but it will undoubtedly be an improvement on past Halo engines.

Spencer kept mention of these new consoles very brief.

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.

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