Microsoft Has Already Started Developing Future Xbox Consoles Phil Spencer Notes!
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Microsoft Has Already Started Developing Future Xbox Consoles Phil Spencer Notes!

Nick Farrell
17 October 2020

Series Z?

We are now less than a few weeks away from the release of next-generation consoles!

Both the PS5 and the Series X/S will be available to players during the second week of November, along with many of the highly anticipated launch titles such as Spider-Man Miles Morales and Bugsnax.

While Xbox seems to be taking a different route in terms of priorities this year, with more of a focus on Game Pass; it appears they are still optimistic about the future. 

Now, a new interview with Phill Spencer has alluded to the next wave of consoles that Xbox is already working on!

 

Interview

Phill sat down with Yahoo Finance for a lengthy and diverse interview this past week. Over the course of the session, they talked about an ample amount of topics, including the current and later generations of consoles we might see. 

Yahoo prompted a question to Phill regarding Xbox's heavy investment into cloud gaming and where he sees it playing out later down the line:

“We’re about putting the player at the center. It’s not about the device in the middle anymore. You see that in every other form of media: my TV is with me wherever I go, my music is with me wherever I go.

“I’m in control of the experience and I think gaming is going through that same transformation, which is why as you say, if you’re a Game Pass subscriber you can now play your great games on our Xbox console, on your PC or now on your Android phone via streaming.”

Then, the Microsoft executive alluded to future consoles with the following statement: 

 “In terms of future hardware, absolutely I think we’re going to see more console hardware down the road. Just like in video, just like in music it’s not that streaming has cut off device innovation. I think we’ll continue to see that and that’s absolutely what we’re planning for.”

It is no secret that Xbox is going all-in with Xbox Game Pass and bridging the gap between PC and Xbox users with their next-generation consoles. 

Most, if not all the titles that have revealed have been noted to be releasing on PC as well; so it appears Xbox is trying to capitalize on this field.

Rather than continue down the path Sony is taking, which we do not know if Xbox can go toe-to-toe with anymore. 

 

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