File this under the ‘Well DUH’ category. According to Microsoft’s Phil Spencer, the Xbox One will not be Microsoft’s last gaming console, as an interest in cloud gaming begins to pick up steam. Spencer, who is the head of Microsoft Studios, took it to Twitter to provide a look at Microsoft’s future plans for gaming – stating that the Xbox One will not be the last gaming console.
“You can look at mobile, connected to faster networks, more cloud services but local power still increases each gen. Bandwidth caps clearly an issue, still believe [hardware and software engineers] working together will find local [hardware] scenarios critical,” Spencer adds.
All this means is that Microsoft has no plans on ditching console gaming for cloud gaming, even the company, along with rival Sony, have flirted with the idea. The Xbox One was released back in November of 2013, so we have quite a ways to go before we can even think about another console or the end of consoles altogether. Spencer’s tweet reiterates that consoles will be important for a long time.
You can take a look at the tweet below. Do you think its time to move away from consoles?
@BuldozerX I don’t. I think local compute will be important for a long time.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) January 13, 2014