Microsoft is already thinking about the design of the next Xbox

The Xbox One may be only just out the door, but senior principal industrial design manager Carl Ledbetter and his team are already pondering the possible form of its successor.

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XiSasukeUchiha3677d ago

So the PS5 and Xbox 1 successor is in development, I can't wait for next-gen....Believe it!

I_am_Batman3677d ago

Some people are so excited about the future that they forget to enjoy the present.

Lightning Mr Bubbles3677d ago

Duh,, I bet you Sony is doing the same.

I_am_Batman3677d ago

@Lightning: I was talking about the gamers not the companies.
Obviously neither MS nor Sony can sit down and relax. They always have to think about the future.

Metallox3677d ago

This comment is gold, good think it's from Batman.

alexkoepp3677d ago

good news, ill be ready for new hardware in 2018 glad to see they are starting now.

chaos-lockheart3676d ago

Better not be another HUGE box. I mean if they have this much time to think about a design, it should at least be cool looking and thought out.

Gaming1013676d ago

That's the thing, you have 2 different departments, one which focuses on refining current hardware to lower manufacturing costs, and another research and development team which designs future hardware. Yes, you can walk and chew gum at the same time.

kreate3676d ago

I thought they were talking about the x1 slim ...

WolvesDude3676d ago

'Some people are so excited about the future that they forget to enjoy the present.'

Bubble for you Sir.

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Spikes14713677d ago

Well the Xbox One and PS4 were in development couple years after the release of Xbox 360 and PS3. You do know it doesn't take a year to develop the designs and all?

kneon3677d ago

You're right, but I think the next gen consoles will take less time to develop than they have in the past.

Having finally moved to x86 architecture I doubt they will give that up any time soon, there are just too many advantages.

So the next gen console's cpu and gpu will just be scaled up versions of this gen. So most of their design effort will be on the extras, new controllers, Kinect3, Morpheus 2 etc.

LightningMokey3677d ago

See nice subtle Naruto reference, just dont use it all time. Repetition is annoying. Bub up as promised. Also im not excited for next gen, rather worried about it. Im not ready for DRM and all digital, or nothing but Call of Duty titles.

Charybdis3677d ago (Edited 3677d ago )

Not sure could have also be referring to how the x1 design will look in 10 years x1 slim or whatever. Remember that there was an in depth article of probably same guy, going in depth on the design choices of the esthetics for the x1.

Magicite3677d ago

Im still playing PS3 and not intending to move to PS4 anytime soon, probably next year.

DealWithIt3677d ago

"...Boy, I can't wait for Kinect 3.0"

Said nobody

xx4xx3677d ago

As told by someone who has never tried Kinect.

SilentNegotiator3676d ago

LOL, you MS fanboys; "If you don't like it, that means ya haven't tried it!"

incredibleMULK3676d ago

Yes! Damn these outdated shit boxes and their 4 games. Bring out the new sh1t!

SilentNegotiator3676d ago

*Flips table with 8th gen hardware on it*

ITPython3676d ago (Edited 3676d ago )

Based on MS's history with OS's that didn't quite pan out the way they hoped (Vista, Windows ME etc), the XB2 could be out in as little as one or two years.

They would be smart to include full backwards compatibility with all XB1 games (upgraded graphics too). And XB2 games could be played on XB1 as well (at a lower level of course, but still fully functional).

This way those that want the more powerful console could upgrade, but if somebody didn't want to upgrade they wouldn't be screwed out of new games.

Honestly this is the only hope MS has to catch up to the PS4 this gen, cause as of now they don't have a single advantage. Weaker hardware, weaker first-party support, harder to develop for, much weaker sales... etc etc. They need at least ONE advantage over the PS4 besides Halo/Gears in late 2015/2016.

reaperofsouls3676d ago

next gen console will be 4K resolution i'm guessing

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lifeisgamesok3677d ago

I can't even fathom how powerful the next consoles will be

We will definitely be in the uncanny valley in terms of graphical realism

The next consoles are at least 8-10 years away though

I'm happy with the current gen so far

pedrof933677d ago (Edited 3677d ago )

You need to get out more.

And if you expect consoles to be the graphical powerhouse of gaming you better get yourself a a gaming rig.

SilentNegotiator3676d ago

So your solution to his excitement of what 9th gen consoles might be like is build a PC? Elitists really need to give it a rest.

pedrof933676d ago (Edited 3676d ago )


I'm not a elitist, but yes, the best looking games are on Pc.

bleedsoe9mm3677d ago

if sony gets a huge lead because the xb1 can't keep up graphically , its not going to be 8-10 years maybe 4 or 5

marcofdeath3677d ago

XB1 is keeping up as of lately.....
Here is a word from a PRO.

"Don't make the mistake of judging a console by the quality of the launch window games. Let's have this discussion again in two years when we have games that are actually using engines designed for next gen hardware instead of ported last gen engines adapted for next gen. We haven't seen anything truly next gen yet..."