New interesting information about Microsoft’s plans regarding the future of gaming has slipped off from the Twitter conversation of Phil Spencer and a recent interview released at Engadget by Xbox Marketing boss Aaron Greenberg. Both of them think that Project Scorpio is not going to be the last Xbox we’ll be playing in next few years.
When a fan asked “is it true that Scorpio is Microsoft last console before leaving the consoles market for PC games?,” the Xbox head Spencer simply said “no.” On top of that, interesting statements about the Redmond platform holder considering console generations an unused concept nowadays come from Greenberg. And that the last cycle as we know this idea now is going to disappear. When asked about “is this the last console generation?” he said:
“I think it is. For us, we think the future is without console generations; we think that the ability to build a library, a community, to be able to iterate with the hardware — we’re making a pretty big bet on that with Project Scorpio. We’re basically saying, “This isn’t a new generation; everything you have continues forward and it works.” We think of this as a family of devices.
But we’ll see. We’re going to learn from this, we’re going to see how that goes. So far I’d say, based on the reaction, there appears to be a lot of demand and interest around Project Scorpio, and we think it’s going to be a pretty big success. If the games and the content deliver, which I think they will do, I think it will change the way we think about the future of console gaming.”
This is the position of Microsoft from a couple years at least, actually, so it’s not a huge surprise to hear such things. Anyway, it’s not going to be an issue for two-three years, as Project Scorpio boasts a 6 teraflops GPU which will grant it to power its way through the video games scene for a while.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) February 12, 2017