Microsoft guzzles up game studios and teases Xbox One game streaming

Microsoft's Xbox E3 conference live stream set for 1 pm PDT; Gears of War, Halo 6 and maybe some fighting games en route?

Playground Games, started in 2010, is the developer behind the Forza racing series and has been a long-time Xbox partner. We know it'll be developed by 343 Industries, and it'll apparently use a new engine called "Slipspace". That's especially true given the company's recent focus on the cloud and the abandonment of the phone hardware market.

Also of note was Microsoft's pledge to make games ready to play far quicker with Fast Start, which actually seems to align with the console's initial plans for nearly immediate play. Our MR devices work with Steam games now - I love what's happening there - and in the living room there are still, in my opinion, challenges to be solved.

The developer mentioned that the game is still a long way out, but it wanted to share the progress and showcase the new technology and art style. Microsoft didn't let up, showing one game after the next with few missteps along the way.

If there isn't a console launch in the near future, E3 is usually all about the games and this year Microsoft certainly delivered on that front.

Our last clue requires diverging some Halo 5 spoilers: At the end of that game, most of the UNSC (that's the good guys, in case you needed reminding) was on the run from Cortana and her newly-formed legion of rogue AIs.

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Spencer also confirmed that the company is working on new iterations of the Xbox console but this shouldn't come as a big surprise. It later said the game would be an open-world action RPG.

"The world of gaming is on an historic growth path", Spencer said at the late Sunday Xbox media event. "Our growth strategy is to continue to expand the worlds that players love, while developing all-new exclusive games that deepen their engagement with our platform".

"Xbox One X players will have the option to play the game in native 4K at 30fps, or play in 60fps at a lower resolution", writes Xbox Wire Editor Mike Nelson.

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