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Microsoft's Next Generation Xbox Console to Be Fastest Ever

Microsoft's Next Generation Xbox Console to Be Fastest Ever

Last night, Microsoft's new strategy became clear- Xbox Game Pass has now launched on PC, alongside a brand new app that collects all of the games you can install in one place without the extra fluff. We also learned when we would be able to try the xCloud game streaming service for ourselves.

"We're not coming in and trying to tell people to stop doing what they were doing before and to adopt streaming today as the only way that they should play", Xbox head Phil Spencer told Engadget after stepping off the stage at E3. Yes, we're still yet to see the console in action, and Microsoft instead spent its time at this year's E3 discussing its SSD and lack of loading screens. However, if you happen to own an Xbox (or three like me), you'll want to consider the $14.99 Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which not only grants access to O.G.

The brief Play Store description for Gears POP details a squad-based game where players can collect and upgrade thirty Gears of War characters to create the ultimate squad by mixing and matching units and their unique abilities. Microsoft has gone out with a bang, however, and have announced 23 new additions to the program, as well as 8 newly enhanced games for Xbox One X.

The one game I was most excited for, Metro Exodus, was not in the list of games available to Game Pass PC users in South Africa, which was upsetting.

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Find out more at the Project Scarlett website.

The current generation, Xbox One, went on sale in 2013 and initially received tepid interest as the company put a premium price tag on a device meant to focus on a wider entertainment experience, turning off core gamers.

Microsoft reiterated that Infinite runs on 343 Industries' "next-generation" game engine, known as Slipspace. The company says its next console will deliver a 40x performance increase compared to the current-gen Xbox, and promised reduced load times. The Netflix-style service, which launches in beta, will cost $9.99 through the new Xbox Windows app. It also announced a new Xbox controller that comes with Bluetooth and a rechargeable battery that has "up to 40 hours" of life. When you consider that an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate sub will usually set you back £11/$15 a month there's some serious money to be saved.


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