Microsoft announced at its E3 2018 presentation that it is working on the next-gen Xbox. However, an announcement was all we got but, a report has made its way on the internet suggesting that Microsoft is aiming to launch its next-Xbox before PlayStation 5 comes to the market.
This is according to industry analyst Michael Pachter, who talked about the future of consoles in an interview with Gamingbolt. According to Patcher, Microsoft intends to launch the next-Xbox before Sony rolls out PlayStation 5.
He added that he expects the next-Xbox to launch in 2020 and if Sony comes along and launches the PlayStation 5 in 2020 then Microsoft will launch the console even before that.
I’m sure Microsoft intends to launch first, and I am equally certain that the new Xbox will be backwards compatible with any Xbox One X software. I agree that it’s hard for Xbox One X purchasers, but they should know 4 years into a cycle that there is another one coming. My guess is that Microsoft intends to launch in 2020, but if they think Sony is going [to launch the PS5] then, they will launch early.
The reason why Patcher believes that Microsoft will be launching its next-gen console before the PlayStation 5 might be to gain a head start over its competitor as Sony has dominated the current-gen and Microsoft doesn’t want that to happen again.
Speaking of the next-gen Xbox, while Microsoft hasn’t revealed any technical details about the console but, the upcoming console from Microsoft might feature GDDR6 along with a new type of DRAM.
According to a job listing, Microsoft is considering a new type of DRAM and GDDR6 memory for the next Xbox iteration.
Also, the Xbox One X launched last year which makes Microsoft’s announcement about the next-gen console a bit surprising since the Xbox One X is capable of 4K gaming.
However, according to devs, the CPU is the “Bottleneck” for Xbox One X.
According to Fazan Studios, the Xbox One X CPU being a “bottleneck” for modern games and the tech associated to games is no secret and would love to see the Xbox One X CPU upgraded to lift the bottleneck.
It’s no secret that the “bottleneck” of modern games and technologies associated with the games is the CPU. So yes, I’d be happy to see more significant CPU upgrades on the Xbox One X
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