Microsoft Already Has Plans For Post-Project Scorpio Gaming
Microsoft’s upcoming console, Project Scorpio is still under development and is not expected to release before next year but it seems like the company already has their eyes set on the future and have some plans for what they want to do in terms of gaming after the launch of Project Scorpio.
Answering a question on Twitter, Xbox head Phil Spencer confirmed that the company already has ideas for what they want to do next after the expected launch of Project Scorpio in 2017. Apparently, it will be something even greater than Scorpio for gamers, early tech adopters and creators in the industry.
@umairshazi Already have ideas for what could be after Scorpio. Great thing in gaming, early tech adopters and best creators of any industry
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) August 18, 2016
From the looks of things, Spencer might be talking about Microsoft’s HoloLens because currently that seems to be the only thing Microsoft has revealed so far that covers all these fields and it is already available for early adopters.
Whether their next product is a gaming console or not remains to be seen, however if the words of another Xbox executive are to be believed, Project Scorpio might be the last console from Microsoft. According to Aaron Greenberg, Head of Games Marketing at Xbox, the company is thinking of a future 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.
Sounds like something similar to PC gaming but instead of upgrading specific hardware components after a while, users can switch to a newer console if they feel they need that visual quality and performance boost.
Project Scorpio was announced at E3 2016 and is currently scheduled for a 2017 launch. The console aims to deliver a true 4K gaming and high-fidelity VR experience while making sure all accessories and games remain compatible with Xbox One.