Report Details 'Several Big Xbox Announcements' Happening This Thursday

Update: Well, this came true! Microsoft has revealed a whole bunch of new Xbox features.

Original story: An interesting new report has appeared at Exputer courtesy of well-known journalist and reliable leaker Tom Henderson, who has claimed that Microsoft has multiple Xbox announcements to make this coming Thursday, June 9th.

"Sources have said that Microsoft will be announcing several big announcements before Summer Game Fest on June 9th."

One of the bigger ones is a new "Xbox Game Demos" service that will apparently arrive within the next year and "will begin with a focus on helping independent game developers across the globe." Henderson speculates this is possibly being created to compete against the new version of PlayStation Plus and its implementation of time-limited game trials, and Microsoft will reportedly be compensating developers for taking part in the new service.

"The feature will be coming to Xbox Game Pass members within the next year..."

Another major announcement is set to be an extension to the partnership between Xbox and Samsung, which will see the two parties implementing the ability to stream Xbox Cloud Gaming titles directly via a Samsung Smart TV.

It's also mentioned that Xbox Cloud Gaming will be announced as expanding to more countries, and Henderson's sources expect several other smaller announcements will arrive on Thursday as well.

According to the report, the plan is to officially reveal all of this a few hours prior to the Summer Game Fest 2022 showcase on Thursday, so we'll keep a close eye out and let you know ASAP if this information is indeed the real deal.

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