Microsoft building game streaming service

Isaac Cain
June 13, 2018

The game will be playable for Xbox One and PC.

MICROSOFT HAS SUCKED up a clutch of game studios, created a brand new studio called "The Initiative", and expanded its game streaming service in a bid to stick two fingers up at Sony's PlayStation 4. Combine all of these creative people and Microsoft could be preparing for something truly special.

Visitors will be able to play portions of upcoming games and test new hardware.

Halo Infinite is the next in the long-running action series.

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The trailer starts off slow, showing slow, sweeping shots of the forest, the desert, and all sorts of verdant vistas before following a group of soldiers walking through arc-like ruins.

"ESports has also made huge advancements, hitting the mainstream with televised matches on prime-time cable channels and tournament prize-pools that are putting traditional sports to shame", E3 organizers said in a release. The new action RPG from Dark Souls and Bloodborne developers From Software, both of which are known for their multiplayer elements, will not allow players to invade or assist other players through online multiplayer. Over the last few iterations of these titles, there has been a larger focus on the multiplayer components. Now, with more studios under its belt, the Xbox One could be set for a proper comeback. It is interesting how these trends have swelled and dwindled.

So is this Microsoft switching gears to catch up to their competition? Speaking with major Korean gaming outlet, GameMeca, Hinton claims engineers are aiming to announce the console "next year". There is some system loyalty sure, but gamers want to game.

Microsoft (MSFT) showed its commitment to the video game business on Sunday by announcing the acquisition of five game studios to increase exclusive content for its Xbox One console. The game also got a January 29, 2019 release date, which is more than okay with me since I'll be spending a lot of time playing Spider-Man and Red Dead Redemption II in the final quarter of 2018. 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.

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