New Reports Claim That Microsoft Will Reveal New Xbox Hardware Platforms At E3 This Year!

This week there have been many reports claiming that Microsoft’s going to show off  “two new Xbox hardware platforms during E3 2019, and that Halo Infinite will launch alongside them,” according to IGN.com.

Based on IGN.com’s translation for “French site Jeux Video’s” report, this new Xbox hardware will be apart of the Project Scarlet family and will be revealed at E3 2019. They also state that it will receive a late-2020 release window. IGN.com’s quotes more information from Jeux Video’s” report and shares the following statement.

“The site claims the rumors that Scarlet consists of two platforms, a weaker Lockhart console and a more powerful Anaconda console, are also true. These will allegedly be announced alongside the rumored partnership between Nintendo and Microsoft.”

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IGN.com reports that rumors are pointing toward Halo Infinite being a launch title for these new consoles with the intent on releasing it for the current Xbox One system later. These rumors also hint at Microsoft-acquired-studio, Ninja Theory, releasing a game early next year for the current Xbox One system and not these newly-enhanced consoles–according to IGN.com.

To provide some credibility to these claims, IGN.com shares Thurott.com’s report “claiming the Scarlet consoles would be unveiled at E3 2019, and claims they will launch in fall 2020 alongside Halo Infinite,” and that the title heavily focuses on “more RPG elements than” the previous Halo games.

Thus, Thurott.com also believes the alleged consoles’ price-point won’t be revealed at E3 this year, and that Microsoft’s currently planning a road-map on what they will discuss at the event this year.

With any rumor, please take these words as mere imaginative ideas as Microsoft hasn’t confirmed them to be fact or fake. However, IGN.com does throw in an interesting January statement from “Xbox head Phil Spencer (…), saying Microsoft will “be as big at E3 as we’ve ever been.” With that in mind, just make sure to proceed with caution and keep your expectations in check.

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Halo Infinite Revealed At Xbox’s E3 2018 Briefing!

The next installment in the Halo franchise, Halo Infinite was revealed at Xbox’s E3 2018 Media Briefing today. It’s being developed by 343 industries and is running in a new engine called the “Slipspace engine”–according to the Halo Twitter account.

Xbox’s E3 2018 briefing gave viewers at home and in the audience the first glimpse of what Master Chief’s new journey will entail in a new cinematic trailer for Halo Infinite. You can watch the trailer by clicking here.

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The trailer features many environments from forests, deserts, hilltops–you name it. It even features a few soldiers marching along the grassy terrain and engaging in battle. The biggest moment of the trailer where many Halo fans screamed in excitement was when the camera panned over to the main mascot of the series, Master Chief. He was shown carrying his helmet.

No information was given about the title and its story-line, but the Halo YouTube channel decided to leave a tiny bit of information in the trailer’s YouTube description box. Here’s what the trailer’s description box says,

“The Master Chief returns in Halo Infinite – the next chapter of the legendary franchise. Developed by 343 Industries and created with our new Slipspace Engine, Halo Infinite was revealed at the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing with a thrilling engine demo that provides a glimpse into the future of the Halo franchise, leading it into new and unexpected directions.”

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Gamespot writer, Steve Watts, believes “what we saw was not the actual game” since the footage was described as “a thrilling engine demo that provides a glimpse into the future of the Halo franchise, leading it into new and unexpected directions.”

With that in mind, we now know what to expect from the next Halo game in the franchise and I can’t wait to sink my hands on those aliens when this game releases. The Halo YouTube channel confirms that this game is exclusive to Xbox One and Windows. We’ll keep you posted when new information on this title is shared with the world.

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