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. "And of course, our hardware team". There's one thing that we can be sure of, Xbox will continue with the name, erm, Xbox. It makes us wonder how the next Xbox could pan out and if frame rate becomes a bigger priority for developers and console makers going forward.
Given AMD now has a strong hold on the console market it's very likely the new Xbox consoles will be powered by enhanced Radeon graphics beyond Vega. Industry sources have told TweakTown's Anthony Garreffa that Sony's next-gen PlayStation 5 will tap AMD's new Navi GPU architecture in tandem with Zen CPU cores.More news: Kane: England have been practising penalties
Soon after the new Halo game was revealed fans were left concerned that it meant resources could have been diverted away from Halo 6.
Meanwhile, Microsoft gave a first look at several games coming soon to multiple platforms, including Cyberpunk 2077 (from Witcher III developer CD Projekt Red), Tom Clancy's The Division 2, Devil May Cry 5 and Dying Light 2. Of those, 18 titles were tailored exclusively for the Xbox console.More news: President Trump meets Kim Jong Un
We've noticed some trends during E3 this year - apocalyptic settings in games, a real push forward into always-online experiences, and talk of the end of this console generation and the prospective end of consoles altogether in the future.
Kitao also talked about the short teaser at The Game Awards and how Miyazaki thought it was a little too short to be shown as a teaser.More news: Fallout 76: Which West Virginia landmarks can you find?
"The world of gaming is on an historic growth path", Spencer said at the late Sunday Xbox media event. In this significant moment we are constantly challenging ourselves. We might see more from EA, Ubisoft, and Activision in addition to whatever Microsoft has cooking behind the scenes. Spencer said Microsoft is building a "game streaming network to unlock console-quality gaming on any device". "But also, if it's a single-player game with a beginning, middle, and end, I need to build a business relationship with you so that you feel great about getting new customers for your franchise and also putting some money in your pocket for doing a deal with us".