From new game announcements, to finally more exclusives - there were a lot of announcements to get excited for. The game, which was rumored in advance of the press conference, features the return of Master Chief and is rendered in a brand new graphics engine that 343 Industries is referring to as "Slipcase". It's unclear whether Infinite is a direct sequel to Halo 5, or if it's a spin off game. We already know that Crackdown 3 has been delayed into 2019, but we're hopeful that the Xbox briefing - which begins on Sunday at 1:00 PM PT / 4:00 PM ET - will have plenty of surprises in store to excite Xbox fans.
They also delivered in a big way in terms of third-party premieres, which may not seem that important on paper, but it shows a willing from Microsoft to push the Xbox One forward as the platform, especially with the X's added power.
E3 2018 coverage at GameSpot: Wall-to-wall coverage of the show from our sister site, GameSpot. In addition to its work on this year's "Forza Horizon 4", Playground Games will have a team dedicated to bringing their open-world expertise to an entirely new project. He went on to declare that Xbox will be always be the best place to experience gaming and hinted at a cloud gaming service and new Xbox consoles for the future.
Microsoft's cloud engineers are now working on a new game streaming network, which Spencer says will allow for "console quality gaming on any device", including mobile devices. That's a bold statement that just enriches the value of the subscription, though you have to think that it's just one "big thing" from away from making new subscribers and also keeping them. That said, the engine demo stands as a "clear indication of the direction we are heading with our next game and a great snapshot of where our tech is right now".
Kentucky Fried What? KFC will test a vegetarian alternative in UK
Meat-free chicken will feature the same spice blend of the real chicken, but will be part of a drive for healthier food at the chain.
There's been no fighting game specific cues as of yet and it's wholly possible that we won't see any directly FGC-related content in today's conference, but the well is deep and the possibilities are endless.
"We've been thrilled to see the positive impact Xbox Game Pass is having on the gaming ecosystem, including increasing the number of titles gamers play nearly 40 percent and increasing gameplay hours by almost 20 percent", said Mike Nichols, chief marketing officer for Gaming at Microsoft.
Microsoft has been working on game streaming technology for several years now.