Last week, Microsoft had a press event in San Francisco, where journalists, YouTube personalities and Twitch streamers got hands-on time with most-anticipated spring games and platform experiences which are coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 in the coming months. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer was also there speaking about the upcoming games and Xbox platform in general. He said that the Xbox One could see a future in which it is upgraded, rather than replaced by new consoles.
“We see on other platforms whether it be mobile or PC that you get a continuous innovation that you rarely see on console,” he said. “Consoles lock the hardware and the software platforms together at the beginning of the generation. Then you ride the generation out for seven or so years, while other ecosystems are getting better, faster, stronger. And then you wait for the next big step function.
“When you look at the console space, I believe we will see more hardware innovation in the console space than we’ve ever seen. You’ll actually see us come out with new hardware capability during a generation allowing the same games to run backward and forward compatible because we have a Universal Windows Application running on top of the Universal Windows Platform that allows us to focus more and more on hardware innovation without invalidating the games that run on that platform.”
Phil Spencer thinks that current Universal Windows Platform will allow them to upgrade Xbox hardware without worrying about the software on top of it.
“We can effectively feel a little bit more like we see on PC, where I can still go back and run my old Doom and Quake games that I used to play years ago but I can still see the best 4K games come out and my library is always with me. Hardware innovation continues while the software innovation is able to take advantage and I don’t have to jump a generation and lose everything that I played on before.”
Obviously, he didn’t provide any solid info about the future of Xbox hardware. Read more about it from the source link below.