Microsoft 'going full speed ahead' on next-generation Xbox consoles: report

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Microsoft revealed its plans for the next generation of Xbox hardware in February, saying it was focused on delivering the “biggest technological leap forward” for the new console generation with the next Xbox. Now, repeating the same claim, more details have emerged about Microsoft's plans for its next console. An internal email shared with Xbox staff has revealed that Microsoft is “moving full speed ahead” on its next-generation Xbox hardware.

In a recent email to employees, Xbox president Sarah Bond shared Microsoft's plans for the next Xbox console and revealed the formation of a new team working on preserving Xbox's current library of games for future hardware. Did. Parts of the email were revealed in a report from Windows Central on Sunday, which sheds a little more light on the next-generation Xbox console.

“We are moving full speed ahead on our next generation of hardware, focused on delivering the biggest technological leap yet in a generation,” Bond said in an email, reportedly reiterating his February claim. ” when he first officially talked about Microsoft's hardware commitment. Xbox Podcast. On both occasions, Bond stopped short of detailing the “biggest technological leap ever” in real-world performance.

Although the email confirms that Microsoft is working hard on the next Xbox, it's unclear what stage of development the company's next-generation console hardware is in.

Microsoft's identity as a platform owner has recently come under strain as sales of the Xbox Series S/X consoles lag far behind Sony's PS5 and Nintendo Switch. After several leaks and rumors, the company announced plans to release some of its first-party games on rival platforms in February. Its decision to release few Xbox exclusive titles on the PS5 and Nintendo Switch, and the severe lack of triple-A exclusives on its own platforms, has left the Xbox parent in a vulnerable position in the console market.

However, Microsoft boasts a strong portfolio of game studios, especially after its successful acquisition of Call of Duty maker Activision Blizzard last year. While Xbox Series S/X consoles have so far failed to step up in terms of premium first-party titles, big upcoming releases like Senua's Saga: Hellblade II and Indiana Jones and the Great Circle will launch this year, which will likely provide much-needed Will bring air. In sails of xbox.

In his email, Bond also reportedly said that Microsoft has formed a team to ensure that current Xbox games remain accessible on future hardware. “We are building on our strong history of providing backward compatibility to our players, and we are committed to bringing forward the amazing library of Xbox games for future generations of players to enjoy,” said the Xbox president.

While Microsoft has not revealed a launch window for the next generation of Xbox consoles, court documents from the FTC trial last June revealed that the company expects the next-generation Xbox and PS6 to launch in 2028.


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