Microsoft is already working on hardware revisions of the Xbox Series consoles
Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer says that Microsoft’s console engineering teams are already working on future iterations of the next-gen Xbox console.
“Our team doesn’t go away, when we kind of lock the spec,” he told Kotaku in an interview. “How do you drive down the cost of the console in the parts that are there, but also just looking at areas in terms of what are the next iterations that you might do?”
Convenience: Microsoft is betting big on services with Xbox Game Pass and xCloud, but Xbox hardware is still a key part of their strategy – for now: “It’s not about the device in the middle anymore,” Spencer told Yahoo Finance. “You see that in every other form of media: my TV is with me wherever I go, my music is with me wherever I go.”
The future: “In terms of future hardware, absolutely I think we’re going to see more console hardware down the road. Just like in video, just like in music it’s not that streaming has cut off device innovation,” he said. Both models of the next-gen Xbox launches on November 10th.