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Microsoft's E3 Conference Means Business
By Josh Harlow Posted in News on June 12, 2018

E3 is in full swing, and Microsoft seems to be ambitiously taking the lead with their platform by unveiling 50 new games right off the bat, a majority of them being Xbox exclusives. Recently, Xbox One sales have been trailing Sony’s Playstation 4, so to up the ante, Microsoft has revealed a slew of news and improvements in order to keep up in the ongoing console race.

Xbox Chief Phil Spencer also announced that Microsoft would be making a new studio to increase production of games and “foster creativity and innovation.” The new studio, known as The Innovation, which will function independently under the Microsoft umbrella. In addition to the creation of a new studio, Microsoft announced its acquisition of Playground Games, Undead Labs, Ninja Theory, and Compulsion Games.

Other features coming to Xbox thanks to Microsoft include a new “Fast Start” service that downloads necessary components of games early so gamers can start playing new titles sooner and an update to Game Pass that, for a limited time, allows users to get a 6-month subscription for only 30 dollars. Game Pass gives Xbox players access to a slew of titles in the Xbox archive and is normally priced at 10 dollars a month.

Some of the titles Microsoft has coming in the future include Halo: Infinity, Gears of War 5, and Fallout 76.