Microsoft and the Bungie independent studio gave an impressive demonstration of Halo:Reach , the next major instalment of the blockbuster Xbox franchise, at a media event in San Francisco on Thursday evening.
The first-person shooter was one of more than a dozen games shown by Microsoftat its X10 event , in a bullish demonstration of its firepower for the year ahead.
It was an optimistic end to the week for the industry. Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard issued downbeat forecasts on Monday and Wednesday and figures from the NPD research firm on Thursday showed that software sales fell 12 per cent in January. Read more