E3 2018 finished up with a bang! Companies, developers, and publishers all showcased their newest or upcoming games and future plans. In particular, the Microsoft team announced that the next Xbox console is under development. What will this new machine look and perform like?
It was predictable that Microsoft was going to showcase their upcoming games such as the most notable Cyberpunk 2077. It was quite shocking to hear that they have recruited 5 new developer teams to their studio. But what was more shocking was the announcement of the next Xbox console.
Well, not literally an announcement of the release. Rather, it was an announcement that proves the next-gen console is under development.
Xbox head, Phil Spencer, as reported by The Verge was the one who shared to us all this info:
”We commit and harness the full breadth of our resources at Microsoft to deliver on the future of play,” revealed Spencer. “The same team that delivered unprecedented performance with Xbox One X is deep into architecting the next Xbox consoles, where we will once again deliver on our commitment to set the benchmark for console gaming.”
“We have committed our team, our company, our technical resources so we can declare to you today, and next year, and all the years after that: you will always experience the best in gaming on Xbox.”
The words that were spoken by Spencer were very strong, especially to Xbox fans. But it seems like Microsoft is not willing to focus 100% on their number one console as of today, the Xbox One.
In the modern era, some things happen so fast you won't even realize. The same thing goes for the game industry problem. Many game developers leave the industry after only a few years and move on to the other industry. Why has this happened?
It’s also a heart beating situation where Microsoft’s next steps really will shape how the company is viewed by gamers. Especially when Sony is already knocking on the door with their newest exclusive games.
Can Microsoft overcome his challenge? We just have to wait and see.
Edited by Devi