Despite announcing a number of upcoming ways to play Xbox without a console or PC, a Microsoft exec insists that Xbox consoles remain its "flagship experience" – and says work has already begun on "new hardware and platforms."
Interesting. Microsoft is going to have lot's of different hardware to play Xbox game's. Hopefully the games is not held back by inferior hardware.
I don't think it will (much) they seem to have very good programmers to get games scaled correctly. I see in the future different tiers of options :- Traditional power console - top end features/graphics Entry console - Mid range features/graphics Streaming devices, TV's/mobile etc - Low end features/graphics Something for all gamer types across the world.
How can you say they have good programmers to scale? What’s released since both consoles came out ?? The Medium is a timed exclusive game ???
MechWarrior 5 among others.
Streaming devices it seem will be getting the high-end - Microsoft's upgrading XCloud server blades to Series X hardware (jzn - it's impossible to doubt the technical skill from devs like The Coalition, Playground, and Turn10. 343 especially for everything they did for Halo MCC throughout 2020 PC and Console. Say what you will about "exclusives" but 343, PG, Coalition, Ninja Theory, and Rare all already have titles Optimized for Series X and some of those are even 120fps)
@djstotty As they say, jack of all trades, master of none.
Lol. Very disappointing news for those expecting MS to leave the console market. XD
They'll strongarm their way to the top and won't stop until they do
Wonder why this will hold back xbox, but most PC games supporting 960s and PC being developed alongside console doesn't?
It’s exciting news for people that want to buy their never ending cycle consoles instead of games to play
Even worse news for those gullible enough to think games were arriving any time soon 🤣🤣
@captain The games should scale like on PC.
*Should* Will it happen? I doubt it
Not all PCs use SSDs to design their game. Some systems with exclusives will. Therefore I could easily see true next gen titles that don’t scale to PC exactly like some think it will. Xbox is pinning themselves to the lowest common denominator of PC by making all their games scalable. Have fun with games made to work for HDD this whole generation.
Just invested in Series S/X? Waiting to hear about new games? Well, Microsoft is here to tell you they are working on new hardware.
You do realize that Sony is doing the same thing, right?
Out of all people I'm one of the worst Sony fanboys out here. But even I know that's just stupid. Do you really think, that the game developers are the same people who work on new hardware??? Are you stupid or something?
@ darth Of course, but now is not the time to talk about new hardware when they don't have release dates for games on the current hardware.
🤣! You have already been saying all these new games are being held back by ps4 and Xbox one... kindly secure your fake concern.
Uh huh . One more gen is my prediction
Funny, I don't recall seeing any "Playstation will abandon consoles and will strictly be a service" when the PS NOW app was on Sony Bravia TVs. But when Microsoft does the same thing, the narrative is "One more gen" You can't make this up 🤣
It didn't fit the PS fanboys narrative.
Sony is actually successful though.
A lot of folks with Xbox derangement syndrome here.
Sony aren't pushing a "gamepass and streaming is the future" narrative though. The Microsoft vision of the future of the games industry is games as a service and not as a tangible physical hardware. They want a future similar to Stadia, once the technology has matured.
Xbox is on its way out and ratchet has better graphics than any xbox game.
Merrin is salty AF right now! Rachel will look better when it hits pc. Better save up your allowance now. Good rigs aren't cheap kiddo.
Lol Last gen was supposed to be the last then this gen, now next gen? 🤣
"Lol Last gen was supposed to be the last then this gen, now next gen? 🤣" I know right? It´s comedy gold by now. XD
@jznrpg People have been saying "one more gen" for 3 generations now. I guess eventually ya'll will get it right.
Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
They will say whatever they need to say in order to keep fans optimistic in the interim.
Do you think Xbox players are just sitting twiddling their thumbs? They are playing games,
Sure they are playing games that can be played on other platforms. When it comes to exclusives Xbox isn't even on the same level as Nintendo and Sony. There is a reason "wait for next E3" and "wait till next year" are both memes by now. Since end of Xbox 360 till now Xbox exclusives have gone down not up. And even the last few years of xbox360 were light on AAA exclusives it came to exclusives twiddling their thumbs No but Xbox fans are so easy to please because all Phil has to do is talk a big game about waiting till next year and they get super excited Hopefully now we more than 20 studios that changes and we do get some quality blockbusters AAA games that are competing got GOTY awards.
They are twiddling their thumbs. Over 600 days since the last major AAA 1st party game
Did I say they are just sitting twiddling their thumbs? All I was emphasizing was the fact that PR is going to say whatever they need to say to spin the narrative in their favor. Even though they have internal plans to move on from consoles in the future it serves no purpose to mention it now.
Yeah, but the thing is when you ask them to list those games, it is usually a pretty sad list.
A sad list to Xbox gamers or PlayStation gamers...cause the ones always whining seem to be the latter.
Yes! "Wait till E3" has without fail worked for years for Microsoft. But when BS words keep making you millions why change? Microsoft has users, customers, fans whatever you want to call them that will forever give them a free pass no matter the issue they are the most loyal people on the planet. Microsoft calls them dogs because like a dog you can beat them to an inch of their life and the next day their your best friend.
The next series console will be an all digital series X variant. You can bank on it.
Not sure why you got down votes. I think it’s possible for them to do that in the future. The pro version of the Xbox series x and digital version of the series x. Phew, had to think about that one.
There are likey to be two series revisions. A upgraded digital version and an upgraded disc version. I predict the current "S" will be rebranded as the "E" and a new S will come out with increased internal storage (1tb) and memory 12gb). The current "X" will remain the same but there will be a upgraded one called the "Y" and it will also have increased storage (2tb) and [maybe] memory (24gb).
Seems contradictory with their previous statement. Looks like they just want to do every way possible even if it clashes with a console focus strategy.
I'm betting we will see an enhanced version of the series X before long!
I dont know about enhanced X but I have a feeling there will be an enhanced S. One with 1tb storage and 12gb of memory. The only thing i can see coming for the X is bigger internal storage. 2tb up from 1.
They released more consoles than games
I still believe that the whole reason behind the Series S is so that they can also build a handheld XB or Switch Like XB. I can only hope. I loved my PSP. I wish MS or Sony would give me a premium portable experience.
Boy does Xbox like to confuse their fans. I bet they drop the Xbox sfx this year or next and make it 8 TF and still launch it with 0 exclusives.
Yeah cause Sony hasn't contradicted themselves a dozen times in the past 6 months....
Sony made statements and had to change them due to, idk maybe the global pandemic that affected every single business in the entire world. It's a bit different to slightly change strategy or to never have one.
Xbox gaming is going to become a cheap experience all the way around. Everyone saw this coming.
X Box Series Y...🤣
Obviously a slim is in the works but I wonder if they plan on having a switch like device that can play games natively. Same power as the Series S but a handheld
Another console and no games, amazing.
99% of the games on the Playstation are on the XBox.
Yet it is incredible what even just a handful of exclusives can do for a library.
@Tedakin Yes but that 1% of games is the difference! Them GoTY bangers that Microsoft can't produce that Sony has no problem releasing and releasing them one after another and oddly enough Sony is releasing another one of them bangers TODAY! When was Microsoft's last great game? What and when was their last game that released on their rental service? As I recall Bleeding Edge and Honey I Shrunk the Kids both about a year ago were the last 2 but you can correct me if I'm wrong. 2 truely crappy shovelware games no one bothered with. IMO that 1% of games that Sony has that Xbox don't is pretty important and most console gamers agree and that 1% of games is why millions more game on PlayStation than Xbox.
I have both a ps5 and a series x just about since launch, well 2 weeks after launch and see myself constantly going to xbox. Its very strange as i only had ps4 last gen and have had all ps consoles and nintendo consoles too. The reason for this is that Xbox seems to b so much more convenient for me these days. I don’t get lots of time to play anymore and the features on xbox make playing a sinch. Sometimes i get less than an hour to play and when a game does not hold my attention or i start 1 game and think that i I am more in the mood for a different game is where i press my xbox button on my elite controller and scroll down to games and flip thru the titles i have on Quick Resume and see that this feature has just about every game i’ve played in the last 3 months on hold waiting for me to open the game up and picks up right where i left off even when i bring my xbox over to a friends crib. Also I know that Ps5 is supposed to have the faster SSD but to me the SSD in the Xbox works better and faster for some odd reason. It almost feels like Sony chose this new tech that has no software to run it and take advantage of the SSD yet while Micosoft with Series X was ready on day 1 with that velocity architecture. I guess time will tell when and if the Ps5 SSD will operate games that can not be done on other platforms.
Good, just like I said on the other story, I would worry about supporting any gaming platform that doesn't have a future in hardware. Glad to see Microsoft directly addressing those concerns. Good on them, actually.
Xbox says a lot of things. They have a fairly long history of not following through on many of the things they say they will bring to market. Time will tell. I like the direction of xbox, so I'm not knocking them....I would like to see Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft all succeed. Better games from them all, means better for us overall.
Xbox series xs and series sx incoming
“My Mama says that Microsoft’s ornery because they got all them different consoles and no games.” -Bobby Boucher (Probably)
"Well folks... mama's wrong again."
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We have definitely known this for quite some time. Logical next step towards the "Play your games on the devices you want to play them on" campaign. I know a ton of comments in here are referring to Microsoft no longer creating consoles, I don't think that is possible. To cater to the Microsoft hardcore audience you have to have hardware to keep up with your competition. Microsoft will still be supporting PC and Xbox hardware for a long time. And even judging by previous comments, you know, whats the point of having an Xbox types of comments? Well, Microsoft know that the smaller audience that they support compared to Sony are generally more in the hardcore audience who want hardware, until they start losing even more of that audience, you can guarantee they are going to be selling physical boxes until it no longer makes sense. I can definitely tell you this as well, if they stop selling hardware, they will completely lose me as an Xbox owner and I know far to many others that are in the Xbox Ecosystem for the same reason. I don't think they will want to give up on that audience. That is just my opinion. I always buy all of the consoles and have a PC anyhow, so if Microsoft give me any reason to leave, it won't make it too difficult for me, i'll just save money.
Not sure why people are trying so hard to put a spin on this? MS from the beginning of this gen have said, they have a cloud solution and it's called XPlay. If your goal is to reach billions, your not going to do it the traditional way. You need to have gamepass on as many devices as possible.