Xbox is building the gaming platform for the next 20 years

This Sunday at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, we’re giving our fans a closer look at an incredible lineup of games coming to Xbox, PC, and the cloud. As we prepare to pull back the curtain on the upcoming games, we also wanted to share some updates on how you’ll be able to play them. We think of it as a progress update on our mission: to bring the joy and community of gaming to all 3 billion gamers on the planet.

With Xbox 20the Recently passed anniversary, it’s also important to let you know what to expect from Team Xbox, including our devices and services, as we build a platform for the Following 20 years of gaming. Today, we’d like to share what we’re doing next to continue making Xbox the best value in gaming for gamers to enjoy the best games, across all genres and across console, PC and cloud, including new titles. from Xbox Game Studios with Xbox. Game Pass the same day of its launch.

We are:

  • Bringing the Xbox app to 2022 Samsung Smart TVs
  • Xbox Cloud Gaming expansion to more countries
  • Bringing new gaming experiences to Microsoft Edge and Windows 11
  • Updates released for Xbox Game Pass members
  • Introducing more ways to express yourself with Xbox Design Lab

As Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer sees it, “We’re building a platform that can reach billions of gamers, whether it’s on console, whether it’s on PC, whether it’s through Xbox cloud streaming, where gamers on whatever device they want to play on should be able to find the content they want to play.”

Bringing the Xbox app to 2022 Samsung Smart TVs

Today, we’re announcing that we’re partnering with Samsung to bring the Xbox app to 2022 Smart TVs so you can play hundreds of cloud-enabled games, without a console.

  • That means hundreds of games in our Game Pass Ultimate and Fortnite library without a subscription.
  • Playing Xbox games on Samsung’s 2022 Smart TVs will be a seamless experience – it’ll be similar to using any other streaming app on your TV.
  • It’s simple, starting June 30, access the Xbox app from the Samsung Gaming Hub or Media Hub and sign in to your existing Microsoft account, connect your favorite Bluetooth controller.
  • If you’re a Game Pass Ultimate member, you’ll get access to lots of great cloud-enabled games, or you can go to Fortnite without a subscription.
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Continuing the expansion of Xbox Cloud Gaming

To meet demand and make gaming available to more people, today Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) is opening up to players in Argentina and New Zealand.

  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members in Argentina and New Zealand can play hundreds of games from the cloud on Apple and Android phones and tablets, Windows PCs, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles, and soon on smart TVs with our partner Samsung launch.
  • Just like players from other countries, players from Argentina and New Zealand can play Fortnite with Xbox Cloud Gaming for free and without a membership.

Microsoft brings new gaming experiences to Microsoft Edge and Windows 11

We continue to collaborate across Microsoft to deliver great gaming experiences. That work continues with new updates coming to Windows 11 to deliver an even better gaming experience:

  • Optimizations for windowed games they are currently being tested in the Windows Insider Program. These are designed to significantly improve latency and unlock other exciting gaming features like auto HDR and variable refresh rate (VRR).
  • A new HDR calibration app will allow gamers to improve the color accuracy and consistency of their HDR displays.
  • Game Pass Widget will allow gamers to browse and discover Game Pass games and return to recently played titles.
  • control bar features a list of the latest games and shortcuts to popular game launchers, including the Xbox app. The controller bar allows gamers to get back to their games or even access Xbox Cloud Gaming without the need for a mouse and keyboard. This is also currently being tested in the Windows Insider Program.

We’re also excited to share how Microsoft Edge is evolving to meet the needs of gamers and help bring gaming to everyone, everywhere. Exclusive new game features Coming soon to the desktop version of Microsoft Edge, including some Xbox Cloud Gaming integrations:

  • A new personalized gaming homepage that includes news, game guides, live streams, game highlights, tournaments, upcoming and recently released games, and the Xbox Cloud Gaming Library, which includes easy access to recently played games and content related.
  • Built-in Clarity Boost makes cloud gaming look sharper and clearer when played in the Microsoft Edge browser on Windows.
  • The new Games menu in Microsoft Edge offers easy access to popular free games like Microsoft Solitaire, Atari Asteroids, Microsoft Jewel, and Microsoft Edge’s exclusive Surf game, as well as helping players discover new ones.
  • Efficiency mode helps improve the performance of games in Windows 10 and 11 to run fast and smoothly by automatically reducing browser resource usage when a PC game is launched.

Get more from your Xbox Game Pass membership

We’re excited to share that later this year, we intend to roll out the ability for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play select games they already own or purchased outside of the Xbox Game Pass library from the cloud.

We’re also revealing the first details of Project Moorcroft, a program that brings the fun and discovery of playing curated and new demos of upcoming games to our Xbox Game Pass members.

  • The program will begin rolling out next year, beginning with a focus on giving independent developers around the world more opportunities to generate buzz for their games.
  • Participating developers will be able to see how their demos perform and receive compensation, allowing them to bring their creativity to Xbox and reach new audiences with Game Pass.

More options to express yourself with Xbox Design Lab

Xbox Design Lab allows gamers around the world the opportunity to express their personalities and opens up billions of possible combinations. Today, we have expanded that audience and the range of color and customization options.

  • This includes new pastel colors: soft pink, soft orange, soft green, and soft purple. Plus new Camo Top cases with matching side covers: Mineral Camo, Arctic Camo, Forest Camo, Sandglow Camo and Blaze Camo.
  • Xbox Design Lab will also launch in 11 new countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland, with the addition of Taiwan later this summer.
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The changes and improvements to the Xbox experience we’re announcing today are part of our mission to bring the joy and community of gaming to everyone on the planet. It’s a big goal, with multiple steps over the next few years. Games will evolve every day, but we see empowering and connecting the people who make games with the people who play them as a constant and rewarding pursuit.

To learn more about the amazing games coming to Xbox and PC, join us on Sunday, June 12 at 10am PST for the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase.