Microsoft's Project xCloud will launch this October

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That's great news for the next generation, but it means that after this week's update no more original Xbox or Xbox 360 games will be gaining backward compatibility support on Xbox One. Backwards compatibility with existing games is promised, as are fast load times and cross-device gaming. Both consoles will also support backward compatibility with the current generation. Essentially a Netflix-for-games subscription service, the PC version brings its all-you-can-play gaming service model from console to Windows 10 (sorry Win 7 and 8 users!). Today, Microsoft is purposefully testing its own streaming service, xCloud, starting with a beta of the local, console-streaming component in October. Unfortunately, the company didn't spend much time on two important topics, Project xCloud and the next-gen "Scarlett" Xbox console.

For the full list of games, check out the Xbox Wire post right here.

Anyway, now that Google already shared pricing details and more for Google Stadia, we hope that Microsoft won't wait to do the same for Project xCloud.

"The large collection of games shown will have reflected well on the Xbox brand and has given it an opportunity to build momentum in the second half of 2019 and into 2020 for the launch of its next-generation console", Harding-Rolls wrote.

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However, he insisted that the current trade relationship between the world's top two economies was "very unbalanced". China has blamed the USA for the breakdown and vowed to reciprocate for the increased tariffs in various ways.

Microsoft also announced the launch of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, a new plan combining the curated games library for console and PC with Xbox Live Gold. With Double Fine under its wing, and the newly founded Age of Empires studio, Microsoft Games Studios now consists of 15 unique, standalone studios.

CURRENTLY, THE XBOX ONE'S job is a relatively simple one. Well, then get this: The Microsoft Store is now having a sale on the Xbox One X in honor of this week's E3 2019 gaming convention; it's discounted by a whopping $100, and you'll get a free second controller with your purchase.

It also unveiled the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, which it claims is the world's most advanced controller. Perhaps for certain games, but each developer has its own experience expectations - so while 10mb/s may work great for one game, it could be a vehicle crash for another. These include every 360 game featured in Rare Replay, which is Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, Perfect Dark, Perfect Dark Zero, Viva Pinata, Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise, and Kameo Elements of Power.

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