The isometric hack-and-slash combat, puzzles, aesthetic, and overall tone of the game were impressive, and the little fox protagonist looks set to make a big splash on Xbox One. That game is still to be published by Gearbox, however this will change their future work.
Microsoft showed off 52 video games at its press event, including 18 exclusives.
The most striking aspect of the new gaming environment though is seasonal changes, and they're truly handsome. They also revealed they were doubling its game development studios by adding five new creative teams to the Microsoft Studios family. Based on the trailer and other hints from 343 Industries, will Halo Infinite be the first truly open world game in the franchise? The game will be available for Xbox One and PC.
The first game wasted no time in showcasing just that with the reveal of Halo Infinite: the next entry in the Halo series that will supposedly take it in some unexpected directions.More news: A New Yorker takes their own life every 5 hours
Studio acquisitions include the US-based Undead Labs (known for State of Decay), the UK-based Playground Games and Ninja Theory (known for the Forza Horizon series and Hellblade respectively), and the Canadian-based Compulsion Games.
The biggest takeaway, however, was obviously Gears of War 5. The knock-on effect from that though is that not only is there a lack of interest in Xbox in Japan, but western players who enjoy Japanese games have no reason to pick up an Xbox One. The company did not give any information about the game beyond a teaser trailer, but the name would imply either a Fortnite-like battle royale style game or a persistent world.