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Xbox Rumored to Announce New IP, Label Halo: Infinite as 'Next-Gen' at E3

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More and more rumors continue to swirl about Xbox's E3 2019 plans, with a new rumor claiming that Xbox will announce 3 new games. Details regarding those 3 new Xbox IP remain mysterious, however.

Xbox has plenty of blockbuster franchises to talk about in addition to new IP at E3 2019. Another rumor says that Xbox will be sharing a lot of information about Halo: Infinite during E3, including having the game playable. The rumor goes on to say that Xbox will clarify that Halo: Infinite will be positioned as a "next-gen" game.

That's not to say that Halo: Infinite will be a next-gen Xbox console exclusive, however. Earlier rumors make clear that Xbox is prioritizing making first-party games play cross-generation and on PC as well. The idea behind branding Halo: Infinite as "next-gen" is likely just to convey the idea that Halo: Infinite is being developed with Microsoft's next-gen hardware in mind.

In tandem with another rumor that Xbox will be talking about its next-gen console while not showing it, Halo: Infinite is likely going to be positioned as an example of what next-generation console games will look like. Whether or not Xbox shows off more "next-gen" games during E3 isn't clear, but it must be confident if it's willing to put Halo: Infinite out there as Xbox's next-gen standard.

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Whether it's new IP or old classics like Halo: Infinite and Gears of War 5, Xbox is going all in on E3 2019. Xbox boss Phil Spencer already confirmed that the Xbox team would be bringing 14 first-party games to show during the event. By all accounts, third-party game representation is supposed to be well-accounted for, too.

Now it appears that Xbox will also be sharing its vision for the next generation of consoles, expected to be released in 2020. It's a lot to cover, but that's probably why Xbox has scheduled two hours for its press conference.

Tune in on June 9 at 1:00 pm PT to see what Xbox's plans are for 2019 and beyond. It's bound to be an exciting event, whether the rumors are true or not.

Source: Thurrott

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