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E3 2018 | Halo, Madden franchises coming back to PC after a decade long absence

Halo Infinite will be the first game from the franchise to land on PCs in a decade. (Source: Microsoft)
Halo Infinite will be the first game from the franchise to land on PCs in a decade. (Source: Microsoft)
Microsoft and EA have announced that both the Halo and Madden franchises, respectively, will be coming back to the PC. Both titles have been restricted to consoles for the past several generations and will be welcomed by PC gamers.
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Among the numerous E3 2018 announcements, Microsoft and EA have both announced the return to PCs of two of their major gaming franchises. Halo Infinite and Madden 19 will return to PCs after being absent from the platform for several generations. The last time Halo was on a PC was in 2007, while the last time Madden was on PC was in 2008, making it roughly a decade since both franchises were available to PC gamers.

In an interview with YouTube Live, Xbox GM Aaron Greenberg had this to say about Halo Infinite:

This is an entirely new chapter in the Halo saga. What we did was an in-engine demonstration. The Slipspace engine is new. 343 has built this purposefully to take Halo in a whole new direction. It’s a story that centers on Master Chief. I think you saw visually some of the capabilities of the engine. We’re excited to share more, but for now: There’s a new Halo coming, it’s Halo Infinite and it features really a focus on Master Chief, which I think will be really received well by the fans.

As for Madden 19, EA has announced that the game will be powered by its Frostbite graphics engine. This is the same engine used to power titles like Battlefield 1 and Star Wars Battlefront. The trailer showing the new graphics engine at work is embedded below and should help to add a new dimension of realism to the gaming experience. It will make its debut on PS4, Xbox One and PC on August 10 this year.

 

 

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I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2018-06-11 (Update: 2018-06-11)