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What E3 organizers bill as the "world's premier gaming trade show" will open the show floor to the public this year. It shared many games announcements and trailers - not just its own in-house developments, but lots of AA titles coming to Xbox and Windows 10.

Halo 6 seems like the most likely candidate to actually make it into the Microsoft E3 conference today. This is flawless if you want to know which of these games will support Xbox Play Anywhere, be included in Xbox Game Pass at launch and more.

And that kind of thinking was behind arguably the biggest news of the presser: Microsoft Studios' acquisition of five developers to come under their umbrella and produce Xbox exclusives, something that fans have been crying out for for years. "This thrilling engine demo provides a glimpse into the future of the Halo franchise, leading it into new and unexpected directions". If you thought Halo 5 could have used more Master Chief, Microsoft says you'll get more play time with the series' protagonist this time around.

Halo Infinite is powered by a new game engine created by Halo developer 343 Industries, called the Slipspace Engine. And even though Microsoft has been scaling back its consumer-market presence, games continue to be a big driver in the mobile and PC markets.

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We see Lara using the jungle and what she's gathered to stealthily dispatch of multiple hostile operatives. With an emphasis on a sword obtained the protagonist seems to gain the ability to fight back the darkness.

Microsoft showed off 52 video games at its press event, including 18 exclusives. Microsoft didn't let up, showing one game after the next with few missteps along the way.

Microsoft has officially announced Halo Infinite, and released its announcement trailer.

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.

"I fundamentally believe we had better retail success with both of those games than if they weren't in Game Pass", he said.