Forza Horizon 4 Will Be Set In Britain, And Features Hovercrafts

Microsoft's Xbox E3 conference live stream set for 1 pm PDT; Gears of War, Halo 6 and maybe some fighting games en route?

Microsoft's Xbox E3 conference live stream set for 1 pm PDT; Gears of War, Halo 6 and maybe some fighting games en route?

Microsoft and Electronic Arts revealed they are working on their own game streaming services.

Microsoft's E3 game was strong this year, but it also highlighted a key point: the publisher is probably gearing up for the next generation of consoles.

Phil Spencer arrived on stage and wasted no time in laying down the Xbox agenda, announcing that fifty games would be showcased with eighteen of them being exclusives (of some variety) and also a high volume of world premieres that hadn't been seen anywhere yet. Microsoft already supports in-home game streaming from Xbox One consoles to Windows 10 PCs.

We still don't know any specifics about the service, including the all-important price-it doesn't even have a name yet. The game also got a January 29, 2019 release date, which is more than okay with me since I'll be spending a lot of time playing Spider-Man and Red Dead Redemption II in the final quarter of 2018. "It's early days", said Ken Moss, EA's technology chief (via CNET).

Microsoft purchased Ninja Theory (makers of Hellblade and Heavenly Sword), Forza Horizon developer Playground Games, Compulsion Games (creators of the upcoming We Happy Few) and State of Decay creator Undead Labs. Following their E3 press conference, Microsoft may be taking a page from Sony by stacking their development studios with talent. While impressive, a news post from 343 Industries indicates that we'll have a bit of a wait until we're able to get our hands on this game.

More news is expected to be revealed on this feature for Xbox One fans, so it might be worth keeping an eye out for that too. In Santa Monica, studio The Initiative will be lead by former Crystal Dynamics head of studio Darrell Gallagher.

While speaking to Turn 10 Studios' Design Director John Knowles about the possibility of new or returning vehicle brands for Forza Horizon 4, he clarified that motorcycles will not be in the upcoming racing game.

"The world of gaming is on a history growth path where the increasing number of gamers is met with the increasing creative power of game developers".

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