Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Technology | By Christopher Mann

Microsoft architecting the next Xbox with game streaming

The Master Chief returns in Halo Infinite - the next chapter of the legendary franchise.

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.

As Polygon reports, away from games Microsoft made two significant announcements.

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Anyways, Microsoft showed off the next game called Halo Infinite yesterday which will be running on a new engine called SlipSpace but there were many details left out of that presentation, notably the release date. Aged developer From Software, famous in recent years for its work on the Souls series, announced Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Microsoft announced 50 games at its event, 18 of which were exclusive to the Xbox system.

Amid all of their game announcements, Microsoft let out some interesting tidbits about the future of Xbox during their E3 conference - and hinted at the possibility of multiple consoles being worked on. The idea of being able to play console-quality games anywhere, he explained, is focused on expanding the Xbox audience rather than dropping its consoles.

Obviously the major console makers, such as Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, have to consider the future of gaming and how games are likely to be played. "We found innovative game designers, master storytellers and exceptional world builders". Maybe we shouldn't expect this one to appear for a while yet... That device "will set the benchmark for console gaming".

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It seems Microsoft is planning a big entry into cloud-based game-streaming services.

Microsoft's Phil Spencer at E3.

O'Connor also revealed in a couple subsequent posts that Halo Infinite will feel like a new adventure and be a good starting point for newcomers to the saga.

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