Titanfall could be the most important game in years. It’s Microsoft’s first Xbox One exclusive stab at the first-person shooter, the best-selling game genre there is. On March 11th, it could become the next Halo, the next Gears of War, at a time when neither of those beloved Microsoft franchises have stepped up. The title has the potential to be the killer app, the system-seller; this one game could potentially give Microsoft the lead in the latest console war.

That’s not just hype. After three hours of playing the Titanfall multiplayer beta, I believe the game might actually have a shot. That’s because, much like Halo when it first came out, Titanfall subtly reboots the first-person shooter genre.