This year’s E3 Games Expo took place in Los Angeles at the start of June.

At the event Microsoft announced the launch of its Project Scarlett, the codename for its next generation console, due to be on sale by the end of the year, which would be four times more powerful than that of the Xbox One X. Games included at the release will include Halo Infinite.

The company is also planning to launch a subscription service, that will allow console titles to be download and played on Windows 10 computers and will include 100 games will be included, including Forza Horizon 4, Metro Exodus and the Halo Master Chief Collection. It is projected to be £9.99 per month.

Sony will also be launching its next generation Play Station 5 although with no release date as it is still in development.

Interestingly, Google is also launching a games-streaming service called Stadia and Amazon is also rumoured to be working on a cloud-based platform of its own.

Obviously, subscription services are beneficial to providers in that they guarantee an income stream but whether gamers will welcome the new model is open to question.

There is a full round-up of all the new games being launched this year here.