Phil Spencer announced his plans for the next Xbox console at Microsoft's E3 press conference this year. The Xbox boss wanted people to know that he loves the track record of Microsoft's hardware team.
So what happened to the theory that they weren't going to be making another xbox console, oh that's right it was just something thought up by some people
The same ones who claimed Phil was all talk and will never change its first party problems.
He still hasn't changed their first party problems, really. Yes they got new studios but that will only help out if they come out with good games consistently. And they give them creative freedom to make the sort of games that the devs want and not what Microsoft wants really. I hope that them getting the new studios will help them out make some good games, especially single player games as they need that but not too sure it is going to happen really. As they are making their move towards gaas very clear that they might even be going towards paas instead.
All your concerns MS address at the conference, like literally.
I mean it’s 2018. He WAS all talk until 5 years later when the gen has pretty much ended....
MS hasn't changed it's first party problems. How have they changed anything? Did they release games? Their track record is one not to be envied. XBox fans sure get excited over promises.
Go back and watch E3 again and this time dont cherry pick one part of the statement and read the whole statement. They are moving all digital and all of you are assuming Phil wont get replaced or have his teams or ideas shut down.
I'm not talking about what he said though as I'm referring to those people on here who say that they are pulling out of the console space because they are losing to sony and that the Xbox One X was their last console, but seeing as you brought it up, he did say that they are going to make several versions of the next xbox consoles to release around 2020 and they will be BC compatible with other gen xboxes which would imply that one version would play physical copies
Except Nadella likes him. Has placed gaming as one of pillars of Microsofts' future. Satya just promoted Phil to VP, moved his division out of Windows, fired the Windows boss that was blocking Xbox at every turn, placed Phil in the inner circle that determines future direction. I doubt Phil is going anywhere unless Phils want to go there. And no they are not moving all digital. That statement is an example of why Phil had to come and reassure those worried about future Xboxes. Because people like you made similar broad statements continuously (like your digital comment) that the Xbox was dead. Microsoft was never making another,, etc... Their plans for the future are really no different than Sony's now. Both are working for a new console, both are working on improving (PSNow) or releasing a streaming service their own (Microsoft). Neither is going all digital for a very long time. "assuming Phil won't get replaced or have his teams or ideas shut down. " I guess we can say the same thing about Kodera or any team at Sony. I would think with the failing of his baby of the all-digital service PSNow he is more likely to be let go than anything Phil has done to warrant it. But neither is going anywhere.
Every platform is moving all digital even Nintendo. Only a fool would believe that cartridge and disk will survive when 5g and fiber at all homes arrives. Steam started this migration and everyone will follow
He said consoles, plural, so I'm guessing they'll have a base streaming box and then a normal console as well.
@kiwi Those people are quickly trying to come up with something else because the goal posts they have are constantly moving from one end of the field to the other.
Exactly I guess they missed those exclusives coming next year, in which Sony doesn't have release dates for anything next year but I'm sure something will come out maybe.
We want just Nextgen Xbox [email protected] We don't want graphics
Speak for yourself I dont really care what the frame rate is I want more detailed world that are highly visual not every plays just FPS.
That made no sense
Hey Phil, how about some exclusives and a library that actually stacks up against the competition?
You missed the 4 acquisitions and 1 new studio for just that? It was only 4 days ago. Do you have ADHD?
You lack the brain capacity to realize they haven't created games yet? Those studios make the future look brighter but they don't do much for the current situation.
MS acquired 4 studios and new one as well. But they haven’t create any games yet. MS is now focusing on the future, not with current Xbox One which having rough time.
When are those studios going to release games? Will they be good? Will they be new IPs?
Oh you can play studios?
Well since the studios were just bought and a couple just formed not long ago I'm guessing these highly rated exclusives will be releasing tomorrow. Don't quote me on that though. I heard that if you keep asking where they are, they usually come a lot quicker.
Positive he addressed that at E3.
Another HGF BOX Coming LOL
Why does it matter if you create the most powerfull console in the universe, if you are developing games like crackdown 3 as an exclusive... As of now there are multiplat games that look better than the XBOX ONE exclusives. MS should first mind their gamestudios and not their consoles. Even uncharted 3 on the ps3 could now compete with crackdown 3 on xbox one. (And which might I say took at least as much time it took to make God of War ps4. ) Ah, I forgot...MS already bought some gamestudios. Now we will just have to wait 5 or more years to see something better than crackdown 3. The Xbox 2 would already be released by then. Well done MS !! Great to hear the xbox two will come!
“Why does it matter if you create the most powerfull console in the universe, if you are developing games like crackdown 3 as an exclusive.“ That’s true. The only game that looks really good is Forza Horizon 4. Playground games are a really talented developer. I’m sure Fable will look amazing. Can’t say much for 343i until I see gameplay of Halo Infinite. Gears 5 looked pretty good also. This only problem is I’ve yet to see a game on Xbox One X look better than Sony’s exclusives such as God of War, The Last of Us: Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima, and Death Stranding.
Could be the best thing I've heard him say ever, though I'm not sure the credit goes to MS, but rather AMD for finally making better cpus.
Not expecting much from Halo infinite.. Already coming up with a descriptive title (not Halo 6) before there is any alpha gameplay or story content ready usually means the sales department came up with an idea about the next Halo and its content, not the developers themselves. That does not bode well. the title "Horizon Zero Dawn" was first announced 2 years before it was released and 2 years after they start making the game. MS should not presure their gamestudios. MS should learn from Sony. But I am looking forward to what Ninja Theorie will be making for xbox 2!! that will be awesome!
He said with Jeff gerstman that he didn't like timed exclusives ... he would foucs on first party, sumtin he is saying since 2014. He dodged the bullet what would Microsoft have done in regards crossply if they were in the lead... his answer was along " what's past remains in the past" He won't answer Jeff's questions about the cloud, ... Phil talked about crackdown instead. www.twitch.tv/videos/27298888 0?t=32m06s https://m.twitch.tv/videos/...
If he doesn't like timed exclusives, why are there so many console launch exclusives shown at their show?
So it's an upgraded Xbox One X
Phil first get some exclusive for your console then worry about next Xbox.
what about games? hardware without software = a brick
E3 from Microsoft shows that they are already working on the next gen and the next halo will be a launch title.
It is rumoured that they will release it sometime 2020 so if that is true every one who got an xbone X should be very upset...I don't see their newly purchased studios will deliver games anytime soon and then they will be probalby "played best on their new consoles" ( just a jab on their slogan played best on Xbox) hrhr
Why would anyone who got an X be upset? We all knew that it was a mid generation upgrade and that MS would most likely launch the next Xbox in 2019/2020.
Because they made a big investment in their favourite brand and expect some games to be released for their most powerful console there is. But now in 2 years there will be another most powerful console. It's not likely that they will drop the support for the Xbox one X especially since they just released it. And why the mid gen upgrade for hardly no games?
I guess your thinking is once a new Xbox is released the X becomes obsolete?
the next xbox will have just as much exclusives as this gen xbox
Talking about your future console is not best for business Phil, just ask Bernie Stolar what that did for Sega regrading the Sega Saturn.
is he sure that a new xbox could exist? after the failure that is xbox one i think mr. gates will cut money to the videogame branch
Failure? Last i checked, the xbox division is in the profit margin..
maybe a little thanks to the game pass idea, maybe they'll go with the steam approach
I view it as Microsoft is looking to stay with technology improvements rather than watching tech surpass console during decay then releasing a step change. Pc users have this option, phone users do as well. What really prevents progressive growth at a higher frequency vs step change on long interval? I prefer the option to improve as often as possible especially if the platform allows me to bring my content up with next iteration
Xbox will launch first. Sucks for people buying da X
Man this is exactly what sega was doing when they were making console you had the Sega Genesis sega cd and the sega 32x all within a couple years of each with the Sega Saturn like out a year after the 32x why buy a Xbox 1x now when you know the next system will be out in maybe 2 years
It surprises me the number of people mentioning the Xbox one X here. I never saw the X as a long term console and I think it was pretty clearly marketed as a premium product that does what the one does only better. A 4K version of the Xbox one if you will. I don't think Microsoft expect the X to be anything other than a premium product for the hardcore gamers. Why anyone thinks it would influence when next gen consoles are coming is beyond me.
It's because they are clever "concern trolls".
Yeah just like the 32x how did that turn out for sega
this company just cares about releasing hardware xD no wonder it has no games
might? I hope so. I mean we still can't even expect 1080p/60fps from the current gen consoles yet.
Unless your Nintendo thats what you expect with a next gen machine.
The next Xbox is is an upgrade, more power than the one x, every game will work.
I've been saying this for a while. MS and Sony) can't offer anything higher than 4k on their next gaming console because TV that output Res higher than 4k would be too expensive by 2020-2021. So the only option MS/SONY has is to add higher frame rate in their next-gen gaming console. Though, I know some of you have claimed that many of you don't like the idea MS releasing the Xbox 2 in 2020 since the X just recently came out 8 months ago. And, I don't blame you guys for feeling that way. However, I think every(including MS) company is entitled to make a mistake. If any of you remember the X was created because Xbox fans constantly kept asking MS to make it. Now, MS are the ones who are deciding to make the next Xbox with decent specs for their fans. I guess MS learned their lesson.
I really just hope the Play Anywhere initiative takes off. Our PC's will always be better. Just make it so we can play more games with friends on Xbox. Wasn't a big fan of Sea of Thieves as far as the actual game, but being able to play with my friends on Xbox while I was on PC was amazing. Needs to be available on third party games though too. For example Red Dead and Anthem. I will always prefer PC, but I will also always have a lot of friends on Xbox and PS4. Sony will probably never allow this since they are so insecure. But Play Anywhere does exist, Microsoft just needs to make it a more viable platform for games not published through their store. If Activision wants to publish to Battlenet, or EA to Origin etc.. still allow Play Anywhere to work.
might offer? "it maybe will have, most likely, some improved framerats" what a vague answer to give. just prey to the gods that your devotees still give a crap.
Not a fan of MS, but hopefully Phil is finally acknowledging publicly that console manufacturers need to get their head out of their butts and focus on their weakest link...yes, the cpu is more important than the gpu when it comes to gaming performance.
He claimed that the Xbox One X would run games 4k like nothing and yet it struggles getting current gen games to hit 4k.
Is this a sigh of relief for investors?
The PS5 and next Xbox are likely both coming out at the same time, but everyone was only talking about the PS5 and I think he was jealous.
so Xbox One X owners get shafted by Phill
@UltraNova "Is it me or "reassuring" people who just spend 500 bucks on the Kraken (x) that their investment is going to be replaced soon is not the best thing to keep rubbing in?" Not really, because all future Xbox consoles are backward compatible... So Kraken (x) will play the same games Kraken (z) plays.
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