More leaks due to the FTC and Microsoft trial. If we’ve already learned about the games currently in development, the upcoming discless Xbox Series, or even Microsoft’s plans to acquire Nintendo, now it’s the turn of the next major Xbox console.
According to the leaked information, Microsoft plans to launch a new console in 2028. This would mean that the successor to the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S would hit the market about 8 years later, which is a considerable and typical timeframe for generational shifts.
According to the leaked documents, the idea behind this new Xbox is to combine both cloud power and the console’s own power to create “deeper immersion and completely new gaming experiences.” This model of “hybrid computing” would allow productions to run more smoothly, as the mixed architecture would achieve better performance (albeit with a reliance on the cloud).
This presentation took place in May 2022 and featured high-profile individuals, including Satya Nadella, CEO, Amy Hood, CFO, and Phil Spencer, head of Xbox. In this context, one of the executives asked developers if this hybrid model would continue with what has been seen so far. “We started this journey with Xbox One and Xbox One X, deepened with Xbox Series X | S, and now we have to be more flexible for a future with the tenth generation of consoles.”
There is still quite some time to go before that future tenth generation, as the ninth generation is the one we currently have, namely PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S. While we wait for more details, at least we know the expected year for it all.
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