Microsoft establishes new studio The Initiative

Microsoft establishes new studio The Initiative

Phil Spencer, Executive President of Gaming at Microsoft addresses the audience at the Xbox 2018 E3 briefing in Los Angeles, California on June 10, 2018 ahead of the 24th Electronic Entertainment Expo which opens on June 12. There's a new Halo, multiple Gears of War games, and a multitude of trailers for everything from Kingdom Hearts III to Fallout 76.

Microsoft has been working on game streaming technology for several years now.

Microsoft also announced a $50 price reduction in all its Xbox One consoles.

More exciting still, the next generation of Xbox consoles are already being worked on.

Hitman 2 Leaks Ahead of Its Upcoming Reveal by Warner Bros
Games was planning for a surprise reveal later this week, though the "surprise", as it turns out, apparently will be Hitman 2 . The existence of a logo for Hitman 2 suggests that 6pm United Kingdom this Thursday we will see a sequel officially announced.

"The same team that delivered unprecedented performance with Xbox One X is deep into architecting the next Xbox consoles, where we will once again deliver on our commitment to set the benchmark for console gaming". At the same time, the big players are focusing less on new hardware and more on software - video games that can be turned into long-lived franchises with recurring revenue generated by in-game purchases and subscriptions.

In the grand tradition of games quickly revealed during E3, we don't know much about the next Battletoads game at this time (it's all about those sizzle reels). The game, which was rumored in advance of the press conference, features the return of Master Chief and is rendered in a brand new graphics engine that 343 Industries is referring to as "Slipcase". "We are amplifying our investment in new worlds".

In a blog post, 343 Industries revealed that the game is still in very early stages of development. All of their first-party titles were affirmed to be available on day one through the service, but also the likes of Vermintide 2 and Phoenix Point.

During the conference, we learned quite a bit about Forza Horizon 4 and even got a pretty good look at the game in action.

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