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Microsoft is "deep into architecting" their next Xbox Console

Will the next Xbox offer AMD Ryzen processing cores?

Microsoft are working on the next Xbox Console

Microsoft is "deep into architecting" their next Xbox Console  

During their E3 2018 Press Conference, Microsoft announced that they are working on their next generation of Xbox consoles, with Phil Spencer stating that their hardware teams are "deep into architecting" their next-gen systems.

With their Xbox One X console being less than a year old, it is likely that Microsoft's next Xbox remains in its planning stages, a time where Microsoft asks both first party and third party developers what kind of hardware they want within their next generation of consoles. 

Developers are likely to ask for hardware that is easy to work with and additional CPU horsepower, maintaining Microsoft's PC-like architecture on Xbox One while delivering some extra raw power outside of the GPU space. Limiting factors within the Xbox One will be discussed as well as ways to mitigate these shortcomings, granting developers the ability to create bigger and better games in the future. 

The easiest thing that Microsoft could do is release their next Xbox with GDDR6 memory and AMD Zen-based CPU cores, offering a significant increase in both memory bandwidth and raw processing grunt, which combined with GPU and process node advancements should allow Microsoft to create a compelling Xbox 2/Nextbox console. Microsoft is not likely to shift away from AMD/Radeon for their next-generation of console hardware. 

 

Microsoft are working on the next Xbox Console

  

During their E3 press COnference, Microsoft has also expressed interest in creating a game streaming platform to deliver gamers console-quality visuals on a variety of devices, pointing towards a potential move towards a streaming-only distribution model in the future. Some developers have already called the next generation of consoles the "last" generation of consoles. 

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10-06-2018, 18:44:56

NeverBackDown
Give us 8 cores on nothing less than a Zen based architecture and roughly 10TFLOPS GPU and it should be pretty easy to do in a few years time as power consumption gets better and efficiency in regards to perf/wattQuote

10-06-2018, 19:16:24

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Give us 8 cores on nothing less than a Zen based architecture and roughly 10TFLOPS GPU and it should be pretty easy to do in a few years time as power consumption gets better and efficiency in regards to perf/watt
They're gonna have to have actual exclusives you can't get anywhere else to entice people because they've don e a crap job this generation.Quote

10-06-2018, 19:22:07

g0ggles1994
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
They're gonna have to have actual exclusives you can't get anywhere else to entice people because they've don e a crap job this generation.

Yep. The Play Anywhere Program while having good intentions is a huge bullet in Microsoft's foot since the ability to play Xbox games on PC completely negates getting one in the first place. Plus the distinct lack of exclusives as you said really does not help at all either.Quote

10-06-2018, 19:59:44

WYP
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Originally Posted by g0ggles1994 View Post
Yep. The Play Anywhere Program while having good intentions is a huge bullet in Microsoft's foot since the ability to play Xbox games on PC completely negates getting one in the first place. Plus the distinct lack of exclusives as you said really does not help at all either.
Yeah, but to be honest there are a lot of PC gamers that simply wouldn't own an Xbox.

While in one way it may be a shot in the foot for Xbox, it isn't if it means more total game sales. Then there is also the cross-save feature for Xbox Play Anywhere, which could be attractive for some users, especially for the PC gamers but "I'm buying an Xbox One S as a 4K Blu-ray player" crowd.

If Microsoft's plans are eventually to move away from hardware, PC for the high-end + Streaming for the low-end could be the best way to go.

It would be interesting to see how much Xbox Play Anywhere has earned Xbox/Microsoft.Quote

10-06-2018, 20:50:15

jimma47
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Yeah, but to be honest there are a lot of PC gamers that simply wouldn't own an Xbox.

While in one way it may be a shot in the foot for Xbox, it isn't if it means more total game sales. Then there is also the cross-save feature for Xbox Play Anywhere, which could be attractive for some users, especially for the PC gamers but "I'm buying an Xbox One S as a 4K Blu-ray player" crowd.

If Microsoft's plans are eventually to move away from hardware, PC for the high-end + Streaming for the low-end could be the best way to go.

It would be interesting to see how much Xbox Play Anywhere has earned Xbox/Microsoft.
It me.
Love my Xbox for UHD content but still have a thrash on some games from time to time. Would rather play battlefield with a mouse and keyboard any day but there's something to be said for a big comfy chair and 65" screens. Where it comes into it's own is things like NHL 17 playing against a mate in the same room. I'm rubbish at FIFA but it's also awesome fun.
I also quite like being able to only buy one copy of things like Forza Horizon and pick up where I left off and not two copies of GTA V like I had for PS3/PC.

Where the online only distribution strategy is risky is in places like AUS with crap internet pricing and availability. Lots of people 20km from a capital city and on limited fixed wireless broadband. Then our useless government appointed internet company chief blames gamers for stealing all the bandwidth... FFS. Yeah fortnite takes up way more bandwidth than 4k Netflix....Quote
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