Microsoft May Release Four Different Xbox Consoles in 2020

Microsoft seems to be going all in with the next generation of consoles and there will be a total of four Xbox consoles releasing in the coming two years. This may seem a bit far-fetched but if you look at the present console lineup, it’s really not.

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alb18991252d ago

Next gen is looking very interesting.

1nsomniac1251d ago

If that's true then that's embarrassing and just shows how low we've hit as a consumer culture!

In all honesty though I cant imagine there's any truth in it. As surely fragmenting the user base that severely not even the stupidest of people would consider that!

Sophisticated_Chap1251d ago

From the sounds of it, you will be able to play all new games on all forms of new hardware they release. One console will be for streaming(cheapest entry point), another console will be a discless Xbox One X(cheapest 4K entry point), then there will be the Xbox One X2, and then probably a discless Xbox One X2(a cheaper version of the latest console).

If this is their strategy, then they aren't fragmenting the user base at all, particularly when you consider that all of these consoles will be backwards compatible with all of the Xbox 360 and original Xbox One games. On top of that, the Xbox One X will still be relevant, since it's specs are still rather good, and will probably be the new baseline for next gen, just like the Xbox One S is for this gen. It's still also possible that some developers, even if it's mostly indie developers, will continue making games with the original Xbox One minimum specs in mind.

Beyond all of that, Xbox Live is a continuous experience across all Xbox consoles and PC, including party chat, and from that stand point, the userbase is never fragmented.