During its E3 press conference, Microsoft showed footage from many new titles including Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 4, Gears of War 5, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Fallout 76, Metro Exodus, and Kingdom Hearts 3. You have games launching first on the Xbox One, heavy investments in the first party licenses they already have, and as I've mentioned previously, buying four very high-profile studios to make future content and a whole new studio.
Earlier this year, Scotland was added as part of an expansion of strategy game Civilisation 6.
In some ways, Microsoft was playing to an easy crowd, with Xbox Fanfest winners in attendance to provide requisity whoops and hollering - and some even twirling shirts in the air at the bigger announcements - but not all games enjoyed a good response. A shared world setup means players can automatically inhabit each other's worlds Test Drive Unlimited-style, with a new quick chat functonality meaning players can also communicate with each other more efficiently.
It only works on FastStart-enabled titles, but because it is an Xbox platform-level feature, developers will not be required to do any extra work for their games to reap the benefits.
As mentioned, if you want games to play on your Xbox One, Microsoft has you covered with something for just about everyone.
The diverse lineup included games for every type of player, from exclusives like Forza Horizon 4, Halo Infinite and Gears 5, to smaller independent titles like Session, Below, Ashen and Tunic.
As such, Microsoft tells us that they are developing a portfolio of games on every device, including newly announced Microsoft Studios games. We know it'll be developed by 343 Industries, and it'll apparently use a new engine called "Slipspace".
The company is also investing AI and cloud resources into gaming technologies. But for us fans of everything with four wheels, the biggest title revealed would have to be Forza Horizon 4 developed by United Kingdom -based Playground Games.