Phil Spencer Doesn’t Think A New Xbox Series X Is Needed
A new Xbox Series X console doesn’t appear to be in the cards for Microsoft. In an interview with Bloomberg after the Xbox Games Showcase, Xbox head Phil Spencer said that the company doesn’t think a new Xbox Series X console with upgraded hardware is needed.
“That’s not the feedback we’re getting right now,” Spencer told Bloomberg. “Right now, we’re pretty set on the hardware we have.”
That hardware includes the Xbox Series X as well as the Xbox Series S. The Series S, however, is getting an updated model. Microsoft announced at the end of its showcase on June 11 the arrival of a “carbon black” version of the Series S with a 1TB SSD.
Recently, in an interview with Kinda Funny Games, Spencer admitted to Microsoft being third in the console race against Nintendo and Sony. Despite that, however, he said that the goal remains to deliver games that players want to play whether it be on Xbox consoles, Game Pass, or on the cloud.
While Xbox might not feel the need for an updated Xbox Series X, the competition seems to feel otherwise. As Insider Gaming has reported in the past, Sony is working on a PlayStation 5 Pro console.
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