Microsoft Exec Suggests Future “Without Console Generations”
In an interview with Engadget, Microsoft’s Head of Xbox Aaron Greenberg has suggested the company’s efforts in the gaming space are shifting towards a new paradigm.
According to Greenberg, “For us, we think the future is without console generations; we think that the ability to build a library, a community, to be able to iterate with the hardware — we’re making a pretty big bet on that with Project Scorpio.”
“We’re basically saying, ‘This isn’t a new generation; everything you have continues forward and it works.’ We think of this as a family of devices.”
A shift in this direction would bring Microsoft far closer to smartphone giants like Apple and Samsung than gaming competitors Sony and Nintendo.
They’ll be looking to deliver a more regular stream of significant hardware updates rather than a major one every seven years.
However, nothing is set in stone as of yet.
He says “We’re going to learn from this, we’re going to see how that goes. So far I’d say, based on the reaction, there appears to be a lot of demand and interest around Project Scorpio, and we think it’s going to be a pretty big success.”
“If the games and the content deliver, which I think they will do, I think it will change the way we think about the future of console gaming.”