There’s been some serious speculation in recent years that the console market is done for, at least in the form that we’re used to seeing. It’s easy to see why people would think this, considering how consumer electronics are now being upgraded every year or two, and the gaming market has shifted in favor of mobile devices. That being said, the current generation of consoles are selling like crazy, excluding the Wii U, and Microsoft at least has no intention of abandoning the console market. According to Xbox head Phil Spencer, there’s definitely going to be another Xbox coming out in the future.
How’s your Xbox One doing? Is Microsoft’s ‘next-gen’ console already starting to feel a bit dated, or is your wallet starting to itch? If either of those are true, then the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has some good news for you: there will be another Xbox after the One. In an interview with The Verge, Phil Spencer talked about his and the Xbox fans’ passion for what he calls ‘the console experience’. This sits at the heart of Microsoft’s reasoning for pushing ahead with the Xbox One and its gaming partnerships. But it’s also the spark that will lead to a new generation of consoles in the following years. That may be surprising to some, who’ve noticed that the entire gaming industry is slowly moving towards streaming. There’s no doubt that eventually, the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo brands will only represent software that lives inside of an ecosystem. Want to play games on your Ultra 4K 3D wrap-around VR HoloRoom? Just open up the Xbox app and you’ll have access to all your games: no disks, no consoles, just streaming.