Microsoft Teased The New Xbox At E3 & Confirmed A New Console Is On Its Way
No one expected to see any hardware at any of the big conferences at E3 this year, however, Microsoft went ahead and told us something nobody expected. The conference didn’t really showcase the console, however, Xbox boss Phil Spencer teased the new console regardless.
According to Spencer, Microsoft is working hard to build the new console and the company is already gearing up for the new generation of consoles.
Spencer didn’t detail the console any further and kept it brief. “The same team that delivered unprecedented performance with Xbox One X is deep into architecting the next Xbox consoles, where we will once again deliver on our commitment to set the benchmark for console gaming,” Spencer said.
That was about it. Even though there’s not much to work with over here but the knowledge that Microsoft is working on a new console is enough for Xbox gamers to know about the future. Microsoft will not reveal the console anytime soon, however, fans are relieved to know that they can expect something in the future.
Spencer also talked about a game streaming service that is currently under development and there is no doubt that the new service will be a marquee feature on the upcoming consoles. The new service will let Microsoft support backward compatibility where gamers can play older games on their new consoles.
Even though the new console was teased, it was apparent that Microsoft’s focus was on exclusive games for its current generation.
The Xbox One X is barely a year old and support for exclusive titles is currently slim, which Microsoft plans to tackle by acquiring five new studios. Sony may also be in the console race, however, the company is not expected to reveal the new PlayStation until 2021.
We can make a wild guess that the new Xbox will not be revealed before 2020, so we may hear more about it at E3 2019. One never knows how the gaming industry works and we’re often left surprised by companies at each E3.
Now that Microsoft has detailed its future plans, will Sony also try to step their game at their conference tomorrow? We will know more as Sony hosts its press conference at 6:30 AM on 12th June 2018. Stay tuned for the latest news from E3 2018!
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