Dean Hall took to the Microsoft stage to announce his brand new game, Ion.
Coming first to PC and Xbox One, this seems like a timed exclusives although expect somewhat of a wait as we've only been gifted a teaser trailer which failed to include any gameplay.
Hall announced on stage
"I want a game that is not a game - I want a game that is a universe. A universe built not on scripts or quests, but on the laws of physics, biology, and chemistry. A simulation MMO that explores mankind's expansion into space; the chance to be a pioneer in a harsh universe swamped with the risk of death yet peppered with the havens of fortune."
Calling it a long-term prototype of his own, Hall has been working on this game for the last year with his new studio RocketWerkz along with a little help from Improbable Studios in London.
Hall made it clear that, thanks to the new Xbox One Preview program which acts much like Steams Early Access, he wants both Xbox One and PC gamers to cover the destiny of his new baby.
If you take a peek at the blurb offered by the official Xbox YouTube channel, you'll find this about Ion:
"From the creator of DayZ and inspired by the cult favourite Space Station 13, Ion is an emergent narrative massively-multiplayer online game in which players will build, live in and inevitably die in huge floating galactic constructions as humanity makes its first steps colonising the universe.
Technology from Improbable allows Ion to have a massive interconnected universe with fully simulated environments such as power grids, air pressure and heat - all to help stave off the unending vacuum of space. First on PC and Xbox One Game Preview Program."
As if that wasn't enough, It was also announced during the conference that DayZ will come to Xbox One. Again, no solid date was confirmed but at least we know its coming. Eventually.
Check out the teaser trailer below and let the head scratching begin.