So far details are scarce on the new title. The E3 demo showcases some of the exciting potential of this technology - everything you see is running in-engine.
"We're increasing our investment in existing franchises that you already love", said Phil Spencer, who heads Microsoft's Xbox unit.
Halo: Combat Evolved, the first game of the franchise, was released on November 15, 2001 and quickly became a bestseller, generating very positive reviews and establishing Microsoft's new Xbox console as a legitimate competitor to Nintendo and Sony.
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"At Microsoft, we are committed to empowering gamers to play the games they want, with the people they want, where they want". Lee added in his statement that 343 is taking its time with Halo: Infinite to make sure it's the "right game". Despite strong success with its Xbox Game Pass subscription, streaming allows for a more mobile experience, and even OEMs like ASUS are paving the way with its new gamer-centric ROG smartphone. Once owned by Microsoft, the studio negotiated its independence after Halo Reach and went on to work on Destiny and Destiny 2, partnering with Activision and keeping a substantial amount of content in both games exclusive to the PS4.
Of course, with the Xbox One X and the PlayStation 4 Pro upending the usual console cycle, all bets are off. The game will be released exclusively on Xbox One and Windows 10. Tell us in the comments section!
Surprising news? Not exactly, but many industry observers have lingering doubts about the future of Microsoft-branded hardware under CEO Satya Nadella. He also added that 343 is "making changes to how we approach things", which could be interpreted in a number of ways.