Microsoft launched the Xbox One back in 2012
. In the recent times, however, the system has started showing its age. To make up for the aging hardware, the company last year launched the Xbox One S followed by Xbox One X. Even then, it trails behind the performance of the modern PCs. Acknowledging the fact, Xbox division President, Phil Spencer, announced the company’s plan for a new Xbox Console on the Xbox E3 2018 event.
Before you get too excited, he talked about the next generation Xbox briefly and didn’t share any features or the specs of it. He roughly spoke about how the Xbox team is working deep into architecting the next Xbox consoles. Also, he assured Xbox fans that the company would once again deliver on their commitment to set the benchmark for console gaming. The next generation will also be able to play games natively at 4K 60FPS or higher.
If you watched the conference, you might also have noticed Phil said the team is working on next Xbox consoles
, hinting there may be more than one unit. Chances are Microsoft will announce multiple variants of the next generation consoles all at once with a different feature set, and of course, pricing to match. It’s something we see a lot of smartphone manufacturers
The announcement of a new generation Xbox is excellent news to fans and investors, even for current owners. Why? Well, the next generation console is said to be backwards compatible with Xbox One games. So none of your games from your library is going to waste, in theory.
Why Did Microsoft Talk About Next Generation Xbox At E3?
You might have been surprised when Phil brought up the topic about the next generation console. With the sales of Xbox One going great and the developers still exploiting the full potential of the current console, why did Phil have to talk about the next generation?
“Anybody who might worry about our console future, I just wanted to put that at ease,” he said. “I wanted people to know that I love the track record of our hardware team … we have some ideas in the future, but it’s not tomorrow. I didn’t want people to think we were going to walk away from that part of the brand in the business because it’s really important to us.”
He also added that his team is working on a technology that will load titles much faster. Lastly, Spencer noted that the performance of the current Xbox is not on par with PCs. So, the next generation console will definitely take care of that.
What Microsoft wanted to do, was make people believe that they are serious about Xbox and gaming in general, and are continually working to enhance the experience of the gamers.
Microsoft definitely doesn’t want to play catch up like they had to do with the Xbox One.
So, what do you think about the idea of next-generation gaming consoles? Are you ready for them? Or do you think that the existing system with suffice? Do let us know in the comment section down below.