The next generation Xbox was teased at E3 2018 and while there is little that we know about the upcoming console, we have got hints here and there that give us an idea of what we can expect to see. Here is what we know about the next generation Xbox, so far.
Everything That We Know About The Next Generation Xbox
Xbox boss Phil Spencer has already confirmed that the team is working on architecturing the next generation Xbox and here we are going to look at the other bits of information that he has revealed over time.
More Than One Console
From what we have heard so far, it seems that there will be more than one console. Xbox chief Phil Spencer said in a press conference:
“Our hardware team, the same team that delivered unprecedented performance with Xbox One X, is deep into architecting the next Xbox consoles, where we will once again deliver on our commitment to deliver the benchmark of console gaming,”
Consoles means that there will be more than one. We could see a new version of both the Xbox One S as well as the more powerful Xbox One X.
Microsoft has worked hard on providing backward compatibility and I don’t think that is going to be dropped when it comes to the next generation Xbox. According to Spencer:
“When people buy an Xbox, they buy into an ecosystem and they become an Xbox fan. Many of the Xbox fans we have today started on the original Xbox, were with us on 360 and they’re with us now on Xbox One. I trust their commitment to our devices and our services as we go through this journey with them. So, I’m going to be open with them.”
Microsoft will take care of players investment in the Xbox platform and it is pretty likely that what you have already bought will be carried forward. He further went on to mention the following:
“What I would say specifically, without announcing anything, is I’m very proud of our track record of compatibility and us respecting the purchase of games you’ve made with us and bringing that to the current generation. It is in our core on who we are.”
Backward compatibility is one of the features that Xbox offers that PS4 lacks. It is unlikely that this feature will be dropped lightly.
FPS And Graphics Tradeoff
While the Xbox One X offers 4K resolution, it does not provide 60 FPS at the higher resolution in most titles. The next generation Xbox might offer more power. Enough that you don’t have to choose between higher FPS or better graphics.