2018 - Microsoft opened E3 2018 by announcing that it would be their biggest yet. They showed off over 50 games, had 18 world exclusives (however they decide to count those is still up in the air), and 15 world premieres. They showed off all-new Halo and Gears of War titles, as well as announced the acquisition of five new game studios, and then they closed out the show with CD Project Red's Cyberpunk 2077 in stunning fashion.
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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will soon incorporate cloud gaming
Starting this September, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will incorporate cloud gaming at no additional cost to the user. As such, those who subscribe to that top tier version of the subscription service will be able to play more than 100 Xbox Game Pass titles on their mobile devices, via the cloud.
In the same Xbox Wire post, Phil Spencer also detailed other ways in which Microsoft’s gaming division will continue to support its players, subscribers and fans:
Players will always be welcome – a commitment backed up with community support, empowering creators of different backgrounds to bring diverse content to our platform, and the acceleration of new technology to reduce hate speech and toxicity.
Players will not be forced into the next generation. Xbox Game Studios titles shipped in the next few years will play great on Xbox Series X and Xbox One, and Xbox will continue to support cross-play so that gamers and their friends can play together across platforms, as well as across console generations.
With Xbox’s “Smart Delivery” technology, players can buy supporting titles once and play across console generations at no cost. Highly anticipated titles like “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” and “Cyberpunk 2077” will support Smart Delivery.
Players can play new Xbox Game Studios titles on the day they launch with Xbox Game Pass.