Even while fans are struggling to find a Xbox Series X|S, Microsoft is already looking ahead. The company announced that new Xbox hardware is currently in development, but don’t expect to see it for quite some time.
This is according to Liz Hamren, Microsoft’s CVP of Gaming Experiences and Platforms, who also stated that cloud-based development would be essential to the company in the future. “Cloud is key to our hardware and Game Pass roadmaps,” Harmen said, “but no one should think we’re slowing down on our core console engineering. In fact, we’re accelerating it.”
“We’re already hard at work on new hardware and platforms, some of which won’t come to light for years.”
It’s only been six months since the release of the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S, so the fact that Microsoft is already admitting to new hardware is surprising. Until they are ready to reveal this new tech, Microsoft is going all-in on cloud-based and streaming services.
Within this same briefing, Phil Spencer made fans aware that Microsoft has plans to launch at least one new first-party game every three months.
It’s likely we’ll see some of these titles in the upcoming Microsoft E3 2021 show on June 13th. We probably won’t get any glimpses of this new hardware though, since a new console launched such a short time ago.