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The Galaxy S22 are revealed, Microsoft evokes the increase in the price of Xbox Game Pass, this is the recap

The Samsung Galaxy S22s are finally officially unveiled, as Phil Spencer addresses rumors of price hikes for the Xbox Game Pass. Meanwhile, Sony is preparing the arrival of voice commands on its PS5.

Samsung nearly eclipsed the rest of the news yesterday by showcasing its Galaxy S22s. The Unpacked conference highlighted all the improvements of the brand’s new flagships, also accompanied by the Galaxy Tab S8. Almost, because Xbox and Sony have both been talked about. The first, by responding to rumors about Game Pass price hikes. The second, by soon launching voice commands on the PS5.

Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy S22

Yesterday, the event of the day was the official presentation of the Galaxy S22. After months of rumors, Samsung has lifted the lid on the Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra. As every year, the first two models are relatively similar except for their size, with for this generation an Exynos 2200 and an entry to 8 GB of RAM. The Ultra model stands out again with its S-Pen styler and rectangular design.

Read more: Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra official — Samsung improves on previous years’ winning formula

Xbox Game Pass price not expected to increase soon

This is the big question, alongside the future of Call of Duty, which has been on everyone’s lips since the takeover of Activision-Blizzard by Microsoft. Will the price of Xbox Game Pass increase? Not sure, replies Phil Spencer. In an interview, the boss of Xbox recalls the price has remained the same for the past four years that no increase is expected in the near future. However, he does not seem to completely rule out this possibility.

Read more: Xbox Game Pass — Microsoft finally responds to price hike rumors

The PS5 will soon be controllable by voice commands

“Hey PlayStation”: this is how it will soon be possible to launch a game or application on the PS5. Sony has indeed announced the upcoming arrival of voice commands on its console. Initially, the functionality will be reserved for English speakers, but its availability in French will not be long. The latter is still in beta and the manufacturer has not yet confirmed a launch date.

Read more: Hey PlayStation – talking to your PS5 will soon be possible thanks to this voice command

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