After talking about Overdose, Hideo Kojima’s alleged new horror game, Tom Henderson adds to the dose by talking about Microsoft’s future plans to expand its already rich offering to Xbox users.
As you well know, Sony’s new PlayStation Plus offers the opportunity to take advantage of free demos with which subscribers can try a particular title firsthand before moving on to the final purchase. It seems that the Redmond giant has the intention of implementing a similar strategy.
According to sources Henderson came into contact with – who has so far proved to be one of the most trusted insiders around – Microsoft plans to make several announcements on June 9th, so even before the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase. One of these will involve launching a new service to compete with limited time demo of the PlayStation Plus announced by Sony. The functionality will become accessible to Xbox Game Pass members within the next year and will begin with the goal of helping independent game developers around the world. Apparently more announcements are also waiting for us, including the expansion of cloud gaming to other countries to make the service more accessible. Announcements are expected to be made several hours before the Summer Game Fest’s show June 9 conducted by Geoff Keighley.