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Microsoft says the next Xbox will “deliver the biggest technological leap in a console generation”

Microsoft says the next Xbox will “deliver the biggest technological leap in a console generation”

As part of a “business update” confirming the arrival of four first-party Xbox exclusives to PlayStation 5 and Switch, Microsoft has moved to allay fan fears that it may be considering abandoning the console market, saying it is planning a new Xbox that will provide “the biggest technical leap ever in a generation.” devices.”

That's according to Xbox head Sarah Bond, who was speaking at the “Updates on Xbox Business” edition of Xbox Business magazine The official podcast of Xboxalong with Microsoft Gaming President Phill Spencer and Xbox Game Studios Head Matt Booty.

According to Bond, Microsoft has hardware plans for Xbox in the short and long term. Starting this “holiday,” for example, Microsoft will share “some exciting things coming to devices.” that Official Xbox tweet Today's accompanying podcast expanded on Bond's comments, saying that Microsoft currently has a “strong and innovative multi-year hardware roadmap” that will include “more console and controller options… this holiday.”

Updates on Xbox Business | The official podcast of Xbox

Updates on Xbox Business – The Official Xbox Podcast.

Bond also confirmed that work on the “next generation” of Xbox consoles is also well underway in the long term. “We're also investing in the next-gen roadmap,” she explained, before ending with the bold claim that “what we're really focused on is delivering the biggest technology leap you'll ever see in hardware.” generation.”

Microsoft Gaming President Phil Spencer also emphasized the company's continued commitment to Xbox hardware In a conversation with The Verge. “I'm very proud of the work the hardware team is doing, not just for this year, but also for the future,” he told the publication.[We’re] I'm really thinking about creating hardware that will be sold to gamers because of the unique aspects of the hardware. “It kind of unleashes the creative potential of our hardware team, which I'm really excited about.”

In terms of what Microsoft may be promising as part of its “powerful and innovative” hardware roadmap, leaks last year pointed to a revision of the discless Xbox Series It was targeting a “next-gen” console launch in 2028 – but Spencer, addressing the leak in a memo to staff at the time, insisted the information was “outdated” and that “a lot has changed”.

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