Only a select number of titles will support FastStart at launch, and more games in more languages will get support over time for other Xbox Game Pass and Xbox markets. It was mentioned that the story of Master Chief continues but in what fashion?
Forza Horizon 4 is the first of the games to be set in Great Britain. It has acquired U.K. -based Playground Games and has letters of intent to buy Ninja Theory of Cambridge, U.K.; Undead Labs of Seattle; and Compulsion Games of Montreal.
New games from Japanese developers were shown too - another surprise, that they were using Xbox's conference to make the reveal at all.
There was also a plethora of the biggest blockbuster third-party games coming in the next year from the teams at Bethesda, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Capcom EA and more.
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"The world of gaming is on a historic growth path", Spencer said at an Xbox media event ahead of the formal start of the Electronic Entertainment Expo here this week.
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Spencer said his team is "deep into architecting the next Xbox" in a commitment to console gaming at a time when mobile and personal computer play are soaring.
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.
Engineers at Microsoft are now working the next version of the company's Xbox console.
The full trailer shows a glimpse of the Master Chief himself, and there is some impressive landscape shots, hinting at an expansive environment.