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.

"Gears Of War 5" Trailer Debuts At E3
Gears Tactics , a PC exclusive without a release date, brings XCOM-like tactical, isometric gameplay to the Gears universe. After announcing two smaller Gears universe games, Microsoft surprised the crowd with a confirmation of Gears of War 5 .

EA Teases Sea of Solitude with Beautiful Trailer During EA Play
During EA Play 2018, we were introduced to German indie studio Jo-Mei, who is working with EA under their EA Originals label. The game was created by Jo-Mei Games, a Berlin-based game developer that announced the project back in 2015.

North Korea's Kim to tour Singapore sites on eve of summit
On Tuesday, June 12, the first-ever meeting of sitting leaders of the United States and North Korea will take place in Singapore . Trump went from one global leadership summit to another this weekend, leaving the G-7 conference in Canada to fly to Singapore .

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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