Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Industry | By Terrell Bush

E3 2018: Watch the Halo Infinite reveal from Microsoft's event

E3 2018: Watch the Halo Infinite reveal from Microsoft's event

The next Halo game, Halo Infinite, was revealed with a brief teaser trailer during Xbox's E3 press conference Sunday.

The Xbox event was packed with cinematic snippets or play of 52 games, including new instalments to blockbuster franchises such as "Fallout" and "Halo".

Eurogamer managed to catch up with Phil Spencer after last night's Xbox E3 2018 Briefing. Spencer said the company was working on new console platforms and didn't elaborate.

It was a suitably large crowd given the enormity of what was to follow as Microsoft announced showcased a record 52 games on stage including 18 console launch exclusives and 15 world premieres. Knowing this, the staggered release makes a lot more sense as it's easier to build a single player game than a multiplayer shooter; thus, the single player arrives, they look for potential issues, then release the multiplayer portion of the game. Many understandably questioned the move in light of the studio's recent stance on AAA development and independence, and it seems that Ninja Theory's bosses were expecting that. Halo Infinite is the next chapter of the legendary franchise that is developed by 343 Industries and created with its new Slipspace Engine.

Spencer is far from the only one talking about streaming: Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said that streamed games will replace consoles some time after the next console generation, and EA has announced its own cloud streaming service.

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No other details about timing or gameplay, but for now, we'll set our hype to "optimistic" as we wait to find out more. But what did get my attention was a new full trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3 , a game I've been waiting for since 2006.

We don't have any idea when Halo Infinite is coming, just that it's in the works.

Halo comes to Xbox One and PC.

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. We're certainly impressed by the weight of Microsoft's heavy-hitting franchises returning, but we still would have loved to have seen a new AAA IP. They pulled off expert level trolling trolling with Gears POP! for mobile devices, XCOM-like intrigue with Gears Tactics, and a close look at Gears of War 5 with a few glances at gameplay.

Away from the game announcement, Microsoft also looped to beef up their existing digital initiatives. It will also be available on the day of release to Xbox Game Pass subscribers.

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