Rumour: The codename for Microsoft's new Xbox console has been revealed

Rumour: The codename for Microsoft's new Xbox console has been revealed

Microsoft also revealed several new Gears of War games.

Xbox previewed a flurry of new titles and deals with studios as the video-gaming division of Microsoft Corp. looks to compete more intensely with Sony Corp.'s PlayStation and a resurgent Nintendo Co.

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.

Microsoft also announced a $50 price reduction in all its Xbox One consoles. The new style, headed by art director Nicolas Bouvier, will be based on fan feedback and the most iconic parts of the Halo franchise.

Over the last six years, Playground Games has been helping to keep Microsoft's first-party efforts afloat with the Forza Horizon series.

Missing Air Force officer with top-secret clearance found after 35 years
He was supposed to report back to Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico in August 1983, but he didn't show up. William Howard Hughes Jr . phoned home to tell his mother and father that he was going to the Netherlands .

After 'difficult' G7 summit, UK's May warns against unilateral action on trade
President Trump arrives at Paya Lebar Air Base for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , Sunday, June 10 , in Singapore. "Kim must not see American weakness".

Dwyane Wade on LeBron James: 'I don't have any inside information'
It frustrated many fans, who saw it as Durant taking the easy road to a title, and upsetting the competitive balance of the league.

The future for the Xbox One, and Microsoft's gaming arm as a whole, hasn't been as bright as it is now after a massively successful. The new game arrives in October and will have players racing across the roads of Great Britain, with an all new dynamic seasons system in place.

Four existing studios are now under the Microsoft umbrella - State of Decay's Undead Labs, Forza Horizon's Playground Games (who will be working on a new, unrevealed open-world game), We Happy Few's Compulsion Games, and Ninja Theory, developers of Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.

We all know that free Android games aren't always free these days, but many of them are very close if you have a little patience.

Microsoft announced earlier this year that new game premieres developed by Microsoft Studios would come to Game Pass at the same time they'd be available to buy. We're certainly impressed by the weight of Microsoft's heavy-hitting franchises returning, but we still would have loved to have seen a new AAA IP.

While FastStart does not speed up download times, by identifying which files are needed to begin gameplay and prioritizing the download of those files first, you can expect to jump into your game, on average, twice as fast as you did previously.

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