Microsoft is continuing to invest heavily in gaming with more acquisitions, promises of more next-generation gaming consoles and continued work on a cross-platform game-streaming service. Microsoft's new studio, based in California, is called The Initiative.
At the end of the day, it's the games that determine the overall success of a console.
Kitao also talked about the short teaser at The Game Awards and how Miyazaki thought it was a little too short to be shown as a teaser.
According to techcrunch, the launch of the new games was the highlight of the event.
The big new addition to Forza Horizon 4 is dynamic seasons, which will allow the game world to transition between spring, summer, fall and winter for all players, introducing new possibilities and hazards in real-time.
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.
Last week, Ubisoft founder Yves Guillemot said that the ability to play games on essentially anything with a display by streaming the game from a server was going to reshape the entire face of gaming.
"We embarked on a quest to find creative teams that have the mastery of our art", Spencer said. We are taking the time we need to make the right game and are making changes to how we approach things this time around. But the company continues to put more resources into the Xbox consoles and its gaming business overall.
It can be noted that Xbox One will soon have Gears of War 5, which seems to focus on the narrative a bit more.
"The original games we create at Microsoft Studios are some of our biggest assets", said Matt Booty, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios.
The future is looking bright for Microsoft.
We also saw Microsoft Studios announce that they have acquired five new studios to be a part of the Microsoft development team.