Microsoft might introduce not one, however two new Xbox One consoles

Microsoft could introduce not one, but two new Xbox One consoles

Microsoft is enjoying catch up in terms of console gross sales. Nevertheless it appears like the corporate doesn’t need to hand over on devoted gaming consoles. In accordance with a number of stories, Microsoft is about to announce a brand new, slimmer Xbox One round E3 in June, and a extra highly effective Xbox One subsequent yr.

In April 2016, FCC filings confirmed that Microsoft was engaged on two new consoles. Kotaku simply confirmed this with extra particulars on the corporate’s plans.

First, Microsoft goes to launch a slimmer Xbox One within the coming months. This console must be as highly effective because the Xbox One, however as a lot as forty % smaller in line with The Verge. Whereas this console ought to be cheaper, it also needs to include a beefy 2TB exhausting drive.

This might make sense if Microsoft plans to take away the Blu-ray participant with this new mannequin. You’ll be able to anticipate an announcement subsequent month at E3.

Now, let’s speak concerning the extra necessary information — Microsoft could possibly be engaged on a a lot extra highly effective Xbox One for subsequent yr. Rumor has it that Sony has been engaged on a PlayStation four ‘Neo’ and goes to announce it this Fall. This new PlayStation four must be extra highly effective so as to work with the PlayStation VR headset.

It seems that Microsoft has comparable plans with a brand new Xbox One codenamed ‘Scorpio’. Like with the PS4 ‘Neo’, Microsoft doesn’t need to alienate present Xbox One customers. All video games going ahead must be suitable with the Neo, Scorpio and previous consoles. Video games would simply look higher on the brand new ones.

In line with Kotaku, the brand new Xbox One specs usually are not set in stone simply but. However Polygon has discovered that Microsoft is concentrating on 6 teraflops of GPU energy, greater than the PlayStation four ‘Neo’. Microsoft could possibly be working with Oculus to make its console suitable with the Oculus VR headset.

Each corporations are switching to a extra iterative strategy with efficiency upgrades each three or 4 years. Switching to an x86 structure makes it a lot simpler to make backward suitable consoles as nicely. So the Xbox One and the PlayStation four might have been the final main console releases hitting the market.