"We are not working on a streaming-only console right now", Spencer told Gamespot. Now, head of Xbox Phil Spencer has announced much more about what's in retailer for the console, which Microsoft says might be four instances as highly effective because of the Xbox One X.
The new console, which will ship in the 2020 holiday season with Halo: Infinite as a launch title, has been designed from the ground up to represent a "bigger generational leap" than anything that the Xbox has done before. Gaming revenue dropped 10 percent year-over-year to $2.05 billion last quarter, driven by a 48 percent plunge in Xbox hardware sales.
One of Xbox's bosses has said there is potential for first-party studios to release games on non-Microsoft platforms. Whereas the PS4 and Nintendo Switch both forwent backwards compatibility, the Xbox One has built up an impressive library of backwards compatible games encompassing some of the best offerings from the Xbox 360 and even the original Xbox. Spencer gave some insight as to why it is such an important feature for Microsoft.
Booty said he's open to Obsidian and other acquired studios making multiplatform games if they're a good fit, but that he thinks Outer Worlds is the "kind of game" that would benefit from being Xbox exclusive. They also want to ensure compatibility with earlier versions, as it's four generations of content that can't be ignored.
After all, Scarlett won't be exclusive to 4K UHDTVs-you can plug it into a 1080p display and still play games.
Project xCloud is similar to Google Stadia, and it will give players the chance to stream games to their devices, with no need for an internet connection. Public trials are set to begin in October, and Microsoft is gearing up to get the service in front of developers. We're also the Windows company, so we see the work that goes on [for] PC and the work that developers are doing. He contributes to the site with tech news, but you will also see some updates on scientific breakthroughs regarding the biophysical environment or wildlife welfare.