Microsoft has only recently given the Xbox One X, earlier known as the Project Scorpio, a decent unveiling. This can only mean one thing; that the wait for the next upgrade, which is popularly known as the Xbox 2, is shortening. However, the question persists: will it arrive in the form that we expect it to?
If we are to go by the reigning console trends in the market, then Microsoft should already be working on the generational follow up to the Xbox One. This means that the Xbox 2 Release Date is closing in on us, although we cannot expect it to come too soon. But the problem lies in the term “generation.”
The American multinational tech titan with a massive presence in gaming has already dropped enough hints that generational upgrades will be something of a matter of the past for the Xbox. The company is already focusing big on cloud computing based gaming, although it still has a long way to go before the technology is perfected. In addition, Microsoft’s keenness on providing backwards compatibility for their gamers is another sign that they are not ready to say goodbye to their older consoles altogether, at least for the time being. Moreover, the Xbox One X itself is an indicator that its creators are opting for a new path devoid of generational upgrades.
In fact, this seems to have found a little more grounding in industry insider Jez Corden’s tweet. Corden had recently tweeted something exciting for Xbox fans, where he stated that “the next Xbox is already being designed.” Although he stated in the comments that the post was just stating the obvious instead of intending a leak, Corden answered a follower who asked why he had not used the term “generation” by saying: “Generations are over, at least for Xbox. Change resilient games are the standard.”
The next Xbox is already being designed.
— Jez C (@JezCorden) July 11, 2017
So where does the significance of the new Xbox lie? And what does it mean for the Xbox 2? It appears that the Xbox One X, due to come out later this year, is already being marketed towards the 4K gaming arena. There is little doubt that Microsoft will pile on the features of Xbox 2, if there ever was to be one, to perfect it on the 4K front. However, with the latest revelations, it appears that the new Xbox that is currently underway may not be what we expect, but be used to further Microsoft’s vision towards achieving a more unified gaming experience.
What do you think about the possibilities of the Xbox 2? Will we see a brand new console hardware from Microsoft, or will it take a drastically different route? And how do you feel this approach may affect the gaming industry in the future? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section of this page.