When Microsoft announced the Xbox One, it also suggested the console would be ‘always on'. A number of missteps led gamers to believe they'd need a connection to play Xbox and would be unable to share games with others. Since 2013, Xbox has been working diligently to win back the faith of its fans, going back on many of those design decisions. Now, at E3 2018, it seems to be pivoting back towards that vision, but with considerably more care. As well as the revelation that Forza Horizon 4 will be an online-first experience, Microsoft announced a game streaming service. It's still in progress, but the idea is to unlock console gaming on PCs and phones.
E3 2018: Microsoft Reasurres Gamers about Offline Options as Xbox Heads towards the Cloud
After a terrible start for the Xbox One, Microsoft seems to be moving back towards its original vision – game streaming, intelligent downloads, and more online titles all made an appearance at E3 2018.