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Microsoft Hypes A Big Leap In Compute Horsepower For Subsequent-Gen Xbox Console

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Faded closesup of an Xbox Series X controller on a black background.
Reports of the Xbox console’s demise haven’t solely been exaggerated, they’re flat out unsuitable. If there was any doubt that the Microsoft nonetheless intends on releasing future technology consoles, it was put to relaxation in a current podcast by which Xbox president Sarah Bond put avid gamers on discover: the next-gen Xbox will ship “the most important technical leap you should have ever seen in a {hardware} technology.”

The remark got here as a part of a broader dialogue on Microsoft’s future plans for its Xbox IP typically. Along with Phil Spencer (head of Xbox) and Matt Booty (head of Microsoft Studios), the trio talked about porting 4 unique video games to different consoles (particularly the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5), releasing Activision Blizzard titles on Xbox Games Pass beginning with Diablo IV, and several other different matters.

What stood out, nevertheless, is affirmation that the Xbox Series X|S is not going to be Microsoft’s final foray into the land of console {hardware}.

Bond famous that console {hardware} is the place avid gamers “get essentially the most flagship seminal expertise of Xbox,” and that consoles present a goal for builders to speculate their efforts into.

“We’ve obtained extra to come back. There’s some thrilling stuff popping out in {hardware} that we’re going to share this vacation, and we’re additionally invested within the next-generation roadmap. And what we’re actually centered on there may be delivering the most important technical leap you should have ever seen in a {hardware} technology, which makes it higher for gamers and higher for creators and the visions that they’re constructing,” Bond stated.

Spencer elaborated on this a bit in an interview with The Verge, suggesting that Microsoft has a number of {hardware} releases up its sleeve.

“We’ll discuss issues which are developing. I’ll say I’m very pleased with the work that the {hardware} workforce is doing, not just for this 12 months, but additionally into the longer term,” Spencer stated. “[We’re] actually excited about creating {hardware} that sells to avid gamers due to the distinctive points of the {hardware}. It’s type of an unleashing of the artistic functionality of our {hardware} workforce that I’m actually enthusiastic about.”

That would possibly embody a mid-gen refresh, as some leaked FTC paperwork seemingly revealed just some months in the past. When pressed, Spencer laughingly joked, “I do not find out about any leaks. I do not know what you are speaking about.” So make of that what you’ll.

It was additionally identified that Spencer has been ‘liking’ quite a lot of X/Twitter posts associated to handheld gaming, which Spencer admitted to being a “large fan” of, although he additionally stated Microsoft has nothing to announce in that regard. Whether that modifications, we’ll have to attend and see. Either means, regardless of being outsold 3-to-1 by the PS5 final 12 months, there will likely be a next-gen Xbox sooner or later.

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