Roundup: All The Key Xbox Announcements From Today (June 9)
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Today has been a busy day in the world of Xbox, as Microsoft has thrown a whole bunch of announcements our way. From a new game demos service to all sorts of cloud gaming improvements, it's exciting stuff!

You'll find more details and links to individual articles about each of these announcements below:

Xbox Reveals Project Moorcroft

Project Moorcroft is a new game demos service that will be coming to Xbox Game Pass members within the next year. The intent is to allow Game Pass subscribers to try upcoming games, starting out with a focus on indie titles.

Xbox Cloud Gaming Arrives On Samsung TVs

It's been confirmed that Xbox Cloud Gaming will be integrated into Smart TVs, and it'll be starting with Samsung TVs later this month on June 30th. All you'll need is a Game Pass Ultimate subscription and a Bluetooth controller!

Xbox Design Lab Relaunches With New Features

Xbox Design Lab has had a bit of a break recently, but it officially relaunches today with some extra features (new colour options) and a brand-new Pride design - plus it's now available in more countries!

Xbox Cloud Gaming Will Add Non-Game Pass Titles

Until now, Xbox Cloud Gaming has been purely focused on Xbox Game Pass titles (and Fortnite), but it'll be expanding to non-Game Pass titles at some point later this year — with the catch that you'll still need to be subscribed and own the games locally in order to play them via xCloud.

PC Users To Get New Xbox Gaming Features

Microsoft is working to add new gaming features to Windows 11, including optimisations for windowed games, a new HDR calibration app, a Game Pass widget, and a controller bar.

Plus, Microsoft Edge will be adding new features like built-in Clarity Boost, a new Games menu, and an Efficiency mode that will "automatically reduce browser resource usage when a PC game is launched."

Xbox Cloud Gaming Expands To More Countries

Xbox Cloud Gaming is now available in Argentina and New Zealand! Wahoo!

What do you make of all these announcements? Let us know in the comments below.