Xbox Has No Plans for a Series X|S Mid-Gen Refresh

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Microsoft Gaming CEO, Phil Spencer, stated reasons why Xbox does not need a mid-gen refresh right now. The Xbox executive sat down with Eurogamer at gamescom, and touched upon the topic of why a mid-generation upgrade for the Xbox Series X|S is not needed as they did in the previous generation (with Xbox One S and Xbox One X).

Spencer says:

I think what we get ourselves into is this world of like, ‘Should we do a mid-gen refresh? Because we think every game should be 4K 60fps. And we’re not seeing that right now so, clearly, we need to mid-gen refresh.’

As soon as you start doing mid-gen refreshes, you’ve got a bunch of issues in front of developers, on what platform they target. And it starts to feel a lot more like PC – which is clearly a good ecosystem that’s healthy, but then I’m like, ‘Okay, well, what’s the difference then between console and PC, if we’re in this mode of every two years, a new GPU comes out, or CPU?’

And there’s a bunch of things. I mean, we are the Windows company. We know what it means to run a platform that’s more continuous and, I will say, open. I actually love that for console gaming.

With Xbox’s main competitor, PlayStation reportedly having two separate models planned for the PS5 mid-gen upgrade including the PS5 Slim and PS5 Pro, do you think Xbox skipping out on the mid-gen refresh is the right thing to do? Let us know in the comments below.

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Source: Eurogamer

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1 month ago

I’m happy in hearing this from Microsoft. There is still so much room to push these consoles. I say room because looking at the past console market we have many examples of developer’s going further with the hardware than thought possible. Even up to the point that some were deemed impossible till a talented developer or developer’s pulled it off. We need more optimization and more software tools than a new release of hardware.

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