As sure as the sun will rise, Microsoft closed out their conference with a look at Halo Infinite, but not before confirming that it would be coming to the Scarlett as a launch title during the holiday period of 2020. As an introductory offer, Microsoft is also offering the paid subscription at as low as Rs. 50 ($1) to Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass for Console subscribers. You'd assume that video (and music) streaming services such as Netflix and Spotify would come as part of either package, though. The first concrete details about the next Xbox console, Project Scarlett, were revealed.
"Where you play", Spencer said, "is now entirely your choice".
The new service will be previewed later this year, according to Microsoft. Its new-gen kit should be much more capable.
Halo Infinite was announced this time past year at E3 2018, but at the time details were spartan, to say the least. In the game you will be challenged by tactical combat in a brutal interactive world. Eventually, the Halo Master Chief Collection will be added to the list alongside any lingering Xbox exclusives, like Quantum Break and Age of Empires.
The new device promises an impressive performance increase and is described by the creators as the biggest leap in performance that Microsoft has ever done before.
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But only older games will be included in the subscription - access to the newer titles will be bought separately. There will also be a free version, but it will be trimmed down in certain areas like resolution and free games.
Xbox Live Gold - $9.99 / £6.99 / ₹699 per month, with access to online multiplayer games and discounts.
I don't know why I watch Microsoft's events each year (OK, I do - it's my job), but I always start out with a bit of optimism that this year it will finally show me something that will make me want to rush out and buy an Xbox.
A highlight of the show was an appearance by actor Keanu Reeves, who was greeted with a standing ovation and shouts of adoration by a packed audience in the Microsoft Theater downtown.
The action game is set in a troubled future where humans are enhanced with technology. As it stands, only one game has been announced for the launch - Halo Infinite.
Our team thought this was a new Outlast game until the reveal of the creepy wooden stickmen (sorry, Blair Witch lore experts, but I'm not about to Google their real name while writing at this at 3.45 AM).
"There was a lot to like here, especially from a services perspective, that puts Microsoft in great position going forward".