Microsoft's own conference, on the other hand, was a vintage year for the publisher - not hard, of course, given how lackluster the past few have been, but it was absolutely a big statement of intent. Microsoft also announced that it is in the process of acquiring another British developer, Leamington Spa-based Playground Games, which is best known for developing the Forza Horizon series and working on many core Forza Motorsport games.
More news is expected to be revealed on this feature for Xbox One fans, so it might be worth keeping an eye out for that too. While Xbox One has enjoyed a relatively strong selection of first party titles during its life, whether stalwarts such as Halo and Forza or experimental fresh blood like Sunset Overdrive or Ori, there's no denying Microsoft has struggled to keep pace with chief rival Sony. While this could be stretching to describe Halo's traditional, signature open-sandbox gameplay, this language does appear to sound much grander than what longtime fans have experienced and come to expect from a Halo game.
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Given AMD now has a strong hold on the console market it's very likely the new Xbox consoles will be powered by enhanced Radeon graphics beyond Vega. The industry is headed in an exciting direction, and we see an opportunity to create fantastic new game experiences of the future.
Halo Fireteam Raven is an upcoming arcade shooter which sees up to four players grab turret-mounted machine guns to battle the Covenant.
Behind the scenes, the gathering will explore issues like the use of artificial intelligence in games, and streaming console-quality titles from the cloud to devices other than consoles.