The goliaths and the leading technological giants, Sony and Microsoft, are always trying to one-up each other. This friendly rivalry has resulted in many innovations in the gaming industry. For instance, the technological evolution in Cloud technology is improving day-to-day. Newer generations of Xbox and Playstation consoles also seemingly diminish the disparity between real life and video game graphics.
Microsoft is taking significant steps to keep up with Sony’s latest endeavors. With Playstation Plus getting a reboot and Sony making advances to improve its subscription services, Xbox has announced its plans for 20 years to increase the buzzing among the Xbox fans. We had already revealed most of Microsoft’s announcements today a couple of days back.
Among the biggest announcement of all, Xbox is officially partnering with Samsung TVs to bring the Cloud-enabled games to be enjoyed right on smart TVs. Yes, it is how it sounds like; these games will be accessible through Xbox App on Smart TVs without a need for consoles, as was affirmed by Tom Henderson.
The announcement cited regarding the collaboration, “That means hundreds of games in our Game Pass Ultimate library, and Fortnite without a subscription. Playing Xbox games on Samsung’s 2022 Smart TVs will be a seamless experience – it will be similar to using any other streaming app on your TV.”
Moreover, Xbox is also allegedly “expanding Xbox Cloud Gaming to more countries.“ Cloud technology will become more accessible to gamers worldwide, which appears to be one of the biggest gripes with the Cloud thus far. Tom Henderson also whirred regarding this announcement. The Xbox Cloud Gaming is now sinking its roots into New Zealand and Argentina for now.
Furthermore, Microsoft is improving upon the Game Pass Ultimate and Cloud technology with another feature. This upgrade will officially support the whole owned game library starting later this year. This expansion ought to make Xbox Cloud Gaming more valuable and will support thousands of more games.
Will Tuttle, Xbox Wire editor in chief, noted in the announcement, “We’re excited to share that later this year, it’s our intent to roll out the ability for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play, from the Cloud, select games they already own or have purchased outside the Xbox Game Pass library.”
Microsoft is working on something to compete with Playstation Plus time-limited game trials. They have called this “Project Moorcroft,” which will be rolling out next year and will allow curated demos of games to be played. Tom Henderson had also stumbled upon info regarding this project from his sources.
This project emphasizes helping and supporting the developers, as the announcement states, “beginning with a focus on providing independent developers from around the world more opportunities to build excitement for their games.”
Moreover, it will show how well the demo stacks up against the expectations. The feedback will be valuable to the developers. It continues, “Participating developers will be able to see how their demos perform and be compensated, enabling them to bring their creativity to Xbox and reach new audiences with Game Pass.”