The Microsoft press conference was a mixture of things that were already pretty sure about, and things that were merely speculation. Antitrust was the big news of the show, apparently, and the company has decided to buy up all of the xbox maker’s competitors. With the purchase of the companies, Microsoft hopes to create a more unified gaming ecosystem, which is something that could greatly benefit the Xbox and the Windows 10 operating system.

Microsoft’s E3 2016 press conference was all about the future. And if the company’s overarching message was about building an ecosystem of devices that work better together, then the future is now.

As the Halo series comes to its final conclusion, the biggest question on the minds of many gamers is what exactly will be coming next from the Microsoft and 343 Industries team. Some of the biggest news to come out of the press conference was what Microsoft has planned for the future of their gaming franchises, including the upcoming Halo franchise. It was announced that the next Halo game will be known as Halo Infinite. The game will be released in 2018, and will be the first non- sequels, non-of the same-genre Halo game in over a decade.

Microsoft began and finished the second day of E3 press briefings on a high note. They focused on games, similar to last year’s presentation, and there were enough of surprises to keep things interesting. It would have lasted longer if the leaks hadn’t been all over the place hours before. Here’s a summary of what’s going on.

The Xbox One S has been announced.

Microsoft immediately starts the presentation by revealing a smaller Xbox One console. It will be available in August and will be 40% smaller than the original console. 

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