Sources have said that Microsoft will be announcing several big announcements before Summer Game Fest on June 9th.
One of the bigger announcements is that Microsoft will be launching a new service to seemingly compete against PlayStation Plus’ time-limited game trials that were announced earlier this year.
The feature will be coming to Xbox Game Pass members within the next year and will begin with a focus on helping independent game developers across the globe.
Developers that choose to enroll in the project will not only get the necessary data needed for game development, but Microsoft will reportedly also be compensating developers for participating (exact details not disclosed).
In addition to this announcement, Microsoft will also be announcing an extension to their Samsung partnership, which will allow people to stream Xbox games on their Samsung Smart TV’s without a console via Cloud Gaming.
They’ll be several smaller announcements too, including the expansion of cloud gaming to other countries to make the service more accessible.
It’s expected that the announcements will be made several hours prior to the Summer Game Fest show on June 9th.
Recently, Xbox Game Pass has been the pinnacle of subscription-based digital services and continues to dominate the Western market.
Microsoft is expected to expand its horizons more with expansion to its Cloud Gaming and the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, which will finalize by the summer of 2023.
In addition to this, Microsoft is planning to increase its revenue capabilities by allegedly planning to add in-game advertisements to its free-to-play games.