Microsoft on Sunday revealed a cinematic look at the sixth installation of its sci-fi first-person shooter, Halo: Infinite.
In the next chapter of the legendary franchise—launching during the 2020 holiday season—the Master Chief is back and ready to battle an imminent threat after being saved by an isolated soldier. Not much else is revealed in the spot; however, action will clearly be the center of the upcoming storyline.
The game serves as a launch title for Xbox’s new console, codenamed “Project Scarlett,” which will also launch next year. Microsoft released a reveal trailer, narrated by several members of its staff, to offer more details on the “next generation console.”
Project Scarlett promises 8k graphics, a custom-designed processor, improved user-to-user experience and, overall, better gameplay performance. The company also announced a new Xbox controller—already available for preorder—that comes with Bluetooth and a rechargeable battery.
“That speed, that performance, is what the next generation is about,” a staff member says in the reveal trailer.
The tech giant used its presentation to unveil other advancements, including the fall 2019 launch of its cloud gaming service, xCloud. The highly anticipated streaming service, first teased last October, will allow users to stream their entire Xbox One library—including games from Xbox Game Pass—to a variety of devices. The announcement comes shortly after Google unveiled its new cloud-based service, Stadia.
Microsoft also released a slate of trailers and teasers for upcoming games, including the open-world epic, Cyberpunk 2077. The action-adventure story—starring John Wick and Matrix star Keanu Reeves—will launch on Xbox One, PS4 and PC April 16, 2020.
Reeves took the stage to announce his role in the upcoming game, developed and published by CD Projekt.
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