"With Halo Infinite we will join Master Chief on his greatest adventure yet to save humanity", said Phil Spencer as he took the stage. Halo Infinite is the next chapter of the legendary franchise that is developed by 343 Industries and created with its new Slipspace Engine. Our MR devices work with Steam games now - I love what's happening there - and in the living room there are still, in my opinion, challenges to be solved.
Players will travel to Europe in Microsoft's newest version of its "Forza" vehicle racing game, to be released for Xbox consoles and PCs on October 2. It's likely that Microsoft is working just as closely with AMD's RTG team as Sony to develop its new hardware.
It will be filled with the latest Xbox One news for fans hoping to see a new generation of exclusive come to the console. The company did not give any information about the game beyond a teaser trailer, but the name would imply either a Fortnite-like battle royale style game or a persistent world.
Playground Games, started in 2010, is the developer behind the Forza racing series and has been a long-time Xbox partner.
Microsoft and EA to bring console-level gaming to mobile with new streaming services
Away from the game announcement, Microsoft also looped to beef up their existing digital initiatives.
Last but by no means least, we got confirmation of a new Battletoads gaming coming in 2019 and two dollops of Sea of Thieves DLC on the way later this year.
Will Halo Infinite be the fresh direction the franchise sorely needs? Microsoft and Electronic Arts used their own pre-E3 press conferences to tease us about their plans to offer game streaming services that, in theory, would offer console-level games to smartphones and other devices.