Just last month, Sony effectively confirmed that there will be a PS5. What this means is that there is a good chance that there could be a next-gen Xbox console as well, given how intertwined Microsoft and Sony’s actions are as far as the console space is concerned. More recently it appears that Microsoft’s Xbox boss Phil Spencer seems to be pretty excited about the future of the console.
Speaking to LevelUp (via GameSpot), Spencer expressed his excitement for the next Xbox where he was quoted as saying, “The reason I love the consoles that we build is because I think we can build very special consoles. I see it today with Xbox One X and how games run on the Xbox One X; I think it’s a fantastic place to play. When I look at our future plans, I am very excited about what we are going to do in the console space.”
It is actually interesting that Microsoft is pursuing a next-gen Xbox following the announcement of their own game streaming service. However according to Spencer, he does not believe that game streaming will replace traditional consoles just yet. Instead he says that it’s all about “choice”, where players will be able to choose how they want to play.
There is no word on when the next-gen Xbox console will drop, although some analysts have predicted that it might only be in 2020. Some rumors surrounding the console have suggested that the next-gen Xbox could actually be more than one device, where one of the devices could be a streaming box which seems to be in line with what Microsoft has announced so far.