Microsoft Announces Halo Infinite With Tiny Teaser

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There were some big ones, too. Sony has a massive headstart and only time will tell if Microsoft will be able to compete.

In 2017, Playground Games said it was creating a new studio to focus on non-racing open-world video games.

While the total amount of new games announced by Xbox was itself impressive though, you could argue that anyone can have a good year. The Xbox One's next year-or-so is looking pretty healthy.

The studios being acquired by Microsoft are Playground Games, Ninja Theory, Undead Labs, and Complusion Games. Spencer also announced the formation of The Initiative, a new Santa Monica-based studio headed up by Darrell Gallagher, former head of Crystal Dynamics.

As such we'll be watching with great intent to see if there are any new announcements for games and franchises that're already established as well as perhaps some new fighters that Microsoft could have on the horizon.

343 also responded to criticisms of the last game in the series, 2015's Halo 5: Guardians. This Norse tale surrounding mental disorder was held up by some standout acting. In the near future are games like Crackdown 3, which launches in February and let's players put on the boots of Terry Crews and rain down pure destruction.

There are a few more details on the blog of developer 343 Studios that give you some very brief ideas of what exactly Halo Infinite is.

This trailer arrives almost three years after the release of Halo 5: Guardians.

The Master Chief Collection Insider Program is now underway between 343 and fans, and it's a program that lets players sign up to be considered to play what 343 calls "flights", which are representative slices of the game that let 343 test a number of things from matchmaking to design. Its sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps looks to be no different.

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