According to Xbox leader Phil Spencer, Microsoft still plans to launch new consoles after the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, even as the industry is moving towards a 100% digital, cloud-based future.
In an interview with Yahoo! Finance, Spencer confirmed that Microsoft still plans to develop new hardware dedicated to video games, at least in the short term, even when services like Xbox Cloud Gaming, Google Stadia, and Amazon Luna are changing the way the world approaches video games.
“In terms of hardware, I am sure we will see more consoles in the future,” said Spencer, then giving the example of streaming in video and music, which in his opinion, did not cut the innovation at the level of devices. “We will continue to see this, and that is exactly our plan.”
While everything may change in the future, it seems that Microsoft is not yet ready to commit 100% to this digital future. Still, the strong bet on the Xbox Game Pass is clear, which allows its users to run games on various devices, including smartphones.
We don’t have a crystal ball to predict what’s coming, but we know that the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will launch on November 10, 2020, costing € 499 and € 299 respectively.
The Xbox Game Pass, on the other hand, continues to gain value, especially after Microsoft bought ZeniMax Media, thus guaranteeing great titles like Doom Eternal and Elder Scrolls VI.
Pedro Pestana is addicted to gaming, coffee and volleyball, roughly in that order. You can find some of his daydreams in @pmnpestana