Personally, I’m more than happy with the capabilities of the current Xbox One console, however, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has suggested that a more powerful version of the One could become reality, this gen!
“In other [consumer technology] ecosystems you get more continuous innovation in hardware that you rarely see in consoles because consoles lock the hardware and software platforms together at the beginning and they ride the generation out for seven years or so,” said Spencer, talking last week in San Francisco at a press event. “We’re allowing ourselves to decouple our software platform from the hardware platform on which it runs.”
He went on to add, “We believe we will see more hardware innovation in the console space than we’ve ever seen.
“We’ll see us come out with new hardware capability during a generation and allow the same games to run backwards and forward compatible because we have UWAs (Universal Windows Applications) running on top of UWP (Universal Windows Platforms). It allows us to focus on hardware innovation without invalidating the games that run on that platform.
“We can effectively feel a little bit more like what we see on PC where I can still go back and run my old Quake and Doom games, but then I can also see the best 4K games coming out. Hardware innovation continues and software takes advantage. I don’t have to jump generation and lose everything I played before.”
What do you guys think? Will 2016 bring in a new, more powerful Xbox One console? Possibly one running the likes of Gears of War 4 at 4k? If it does happen, the chances are the current Xbox One console will get a drop in price at the time of release – a win-win situation for all Xbox fans! Fingers crossed boys and girls.