Sure, we knew of their existence prior to the showcase, but the reveal of gameplay for The Last of Us Part II, Ghosts of Tsushima, and Death Stranding was more compelling than anything we saw from Microsoft's exclusives.
Microsoft also introduced new innovations to push digital gaming forward, including FastStart, an innovation from Microsoft's Machine Learning Team, and plans from Microsoft's Gaming Cloud Team to develop a game streaming service to unlock console-quality gaming on any device.
How to get a taste of the pirate life before the game releases to the world, with the Skull and Bones beta, from Ubisoft. 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.
The future for the Xbox One, and Microsoft's gaming arm as a whole, hasn't been as bright as it is now after a massively successful.
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Myers also downplayed any tension or turmoil that took place privately. "He's earned it", Myers said. Four NBA scoring titles. "It's pretty incredible to be a part of the group and the organization".
Essentially, the new service looks to be a streaming version the Xbox Game Pass that provided access to some major titles on Xbox One consoles for a monthly fee; think Netflix for Xbox games, only with the need to download the games rather than stream them.
While speaking to Turn 10 Studios' Design Director John Knowles about the possibility of new or returning auto brands for Forza Horizon 4, he clarified that motorcycles will not be in the upcoming racing game.
Ybarra said that there were reasons why Microsoft had refrained from bringing VR to Xbox One X: "For us, we're going to continue to invest on the Windows side where people are engaging". Microsoft's weakened position required them to wow us with a show of force this time around, and while they certainly achieved volume, there were still questions left answered. Taken together, this represents a doubling of Microsoft's wholly owned game studios.
The new studios will all be housed beneath the Microsoft Studios brand alongside a new venture called The Initiative led by former Crystal Dynamics head of studio Darrell Gallagher. However, sources say Navi will be an RX 500 successor instead of an enthusiast-grade architecture and not substantially one-up its Vega GPU technology. In fact, we can't actually verify that Rare is working on this game, but we'd be shocked if that wasn't the case.