With the Xbox One X on its way, Microsoft gives us a glimpse into the future of its gaming systems.
After a shaky launch against the competitors at Sony, Microsoft has fought hard to gain the lead in the gaming console market. Competitively priced at $499, the Xbox One X, looks to be the premiere 4K device on the market, while also supporting games from even the original Xbox.
The division head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, however, is already looking beyond the current generation. He has hinted towards a new generation of Xbox in the past, but now it has been backed by Windows Central editor, Jez Corden.
Previously, Phil Spencer said the following in a Gamasutra interview,
“So…I’m a strong believer in console. And what that appliance means in my family room, under my TV. Like I think…I log in with a controller, it kind of has power options and auto-update options that just feel a lot more like my cable box than it does my laptop. I’m not saying one is better than the other, but that space of a console, you just turn it on and it’s always ready and it’s really purpose-built to go do one thing first, which is play games. Yes, people can do other things on it, but it’s purpose-built for that. I’m a believer in that,” Spencer said, highlighting why he enjoys games consoles,”
“I’ve said, and this is actually true, the planning for what happens after Scorpio in the console space is already underway. You have to think about it that way. Like, what is the next thing? We — I — are committed to the console space. We think it’s critically important.”