This included a brand-new studio, The Initiative, and the acquisition of some truly fantastic studios already doing great work. Microsoft's new studio, based in California, is called The Initiative.
It brings Undead Labs, Playground Games, Ninja Theory, and Compulsion Games into Microsoft Studios.
"When we started this project, the team's vision for the game was ambitious", Studio Head Chris Lee said.
"Our growth strategy is to continue to expand the worlds that players love, while developing all-new exclusive games that deepen their engagement with our platform".
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Up a break at 2-1 in the third set, Nadal stopped serving after a fault because he couldn't straighten his left middle finger. His lead was reminiscent of their semifinal at the French Open past year , when Nadal also held the early advantage.
Speaking with GamesTM magazine, Frank O'Connor admitted the studio received "some digs for storytelling in Halo 5", indicating a new approach for its successor. You can compete, make friends, or just take in the scenery together whenever you like.
It's likely that Infinite has been in development for some time-ditto for the Slipspace Engine-but Microsoft and 343i haven't officially confirmed or announced anything up until now. In the past, it's used the E3 trade show to reveal new video-game hardware, but that wasn't the case this year. No other details were given, apart from Spencer saying it would be "Master Chief's greatest adventure yet".
XBox Game Pass subscribers will get access to the game at no extra cost when it launches on October 2, with normal pricing not yet announced.
Sony's PlayStation 4 has overshadowed the Xbox for the majority of this console generation, but at E3, Microsoft has come out swinging.
Their was little more than a teaser trailer and confirmation that Master Chief will be back in the fray, plus of course a title.