Xbox boss Phil Spencer introduced plans for a new Xbox console at the Xbox E3 2018 degree. He did not percentage any specifics, so some puzzled why he made the announcement in any respect. Chatting with GameSpot sister website Giant Bomb, Spencer stated he did in an effort to guarantee those that consoles stay vital to Microsoft as an organization.
“Anyone who may fear about our console long term, I simply sought after to place that relaxed,” Spencer stated. “I sought after other folks to understand that I like the observe report of our hardware crew … we’ve got some concepts at some point [about streaming] however it isn’t day after today. I did not need other folks to suppose we had been going to stroll clear of that a part of the logo within the trade as a result of it is truly vital to us.”
Additionally within the interview, Spencer mentioned what new options he wish to see within the subsequent Xbox. Amongst different issues, he stated he hopes the following Xbox can be offering upper body charges, whilst he additionally hopes the crew can ship a field that launches video games quicker. Moreover, Spencer famous that the stability between CPU and GPU on console these days is “out of whack” in comparison to PC, in order that’s one thing he would additionally like to deal with with the following console.
A couple of years in the past, there have been rumours and studies about Microsoft it appears short of to sell off the Xbox brand, with the pondering that the Xbox crew’s ambitions didn’t carefully sufficient line up with that of Microsoft total. And when new CEO Satya Nadella got here in, Spencer stated there have been questions alongside the strains of “Why is Microsoft within the online game area?” Those questions didn’t arise as a method of condemning Microsoft’s efforts in gaming, however somewhat as an “truthful” dialogue about Microsoft’s path going ahead and whether or not or now not Xbox can be part of it.
Xbox is certainly essential to Microsoft, and Microsoft’s resolution to provide the Xbox crew the time and assets to make a brand new console and put money into so many new studios speaks to that.
There are rumours circulating on-line at E3 this week that Microsoft’s new console is codenamed Scarlet and might release in 2020, although Microsoft has now not commented. Stay checking again with GameSpot for extra.