K E Y P O I N T S
Halo and the iconic Master Chief are back with a brand-new game: Halo Infinite. It’ll continue the current storyline and features a huge new Halo to explore.
Sea of Thieves is getting two huge new expansions that bring the undead and a whole new world to the online Pirate adventure.
The Division 2 will move the game to the US capital of Washington DC.
Forza Horizon 4 takes the fun racing series to the UK for the first time.
Gears 5 is coming.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer confirms there will be a new Xbox console coming.
Dark Souls’ creators From Software are making a brand-new game called Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
A surprise reveal at the end gave us our first look at CyberPunk 2077, the new game from the makers of the Witcher series.
V E R D I C T
Los Angeles – After an hour-long wait in the burning Californian sun, Xbox needed to pull something big out of the bag at this year’s E3 show.
Xbox has struggled to compete with PlayStation in the last few years and with the return of one of gaming’s most iconic characters, Master Chief, it appears as though it’s finally on the offensive again.
While almost nothing is known about Halo Infinite, the iconic chords of the theme song drew an almighty roar from the 7,000 strong audience packed into the vast Microsoft Theater. What we do know is that it will continue the storyline from Halo 5, will send the Master Chief to a brand-new Halo and that it will feature an all-new game engine which Xbox proudly showed off with some stunning screenshots (see below).
There is no release date, and judging by what was shown don’t expect to be playing Halo Infinite before 2020 at the earliest.
Xbox couldn’t just get away with a new Halo though, PlayStation’s dominance in the video games market has almost entirely been down to its huge range of critically acclaimed exclusives like God of War, The Last of Us Part II and the almost mythical Death Stranding.
Microsoft’s response was, I’ll be honest, pretty impressive. The tech giant has bought not one, but five entire gaming studios, all of which will now be working to churn out video games exclusive to Xbox and PC.
Throughout the action-packed show Xbox revealed fan favourites Gears (of War) 5, Devil May Cry 5 …