Xbox SEries X

The Next-Gen Xbox Console Will Deliver A Large Technical Leap With Hardware Announcements To Come This Year

Xbox revealed a bunch of information in its business update podcast today, and revealed even more info to The Verge in a follow-up interview.

Speaking on the official Xbox podcast, Xbox president Sarah bond teased that Microsoft will deliver “the largest technical leap” with the next-generation Xbox. The company also revealed that it would release new hardware later this year, which seems likely to be the leaked new controller as well as the Xbox Series X refresh.

“We’ve got more to come. There’s some exciting stuff coming out in hardware that we’re going to share this holiday. We’re also invested in the next-generation roadmap. What we’re really focused on there is delivering the largest technical leap you will have ever seen in a hardware generation, which makes it better for players and better for creators and the visions that they’re building.”

RELATED:  The Fallout Xbox Controller Is One Of My Favourites Yet

Speaking to The Verge, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer went a step further, teasing that the Xbox hardware teams are thinking about building different kinds of hardware. “I’m very proud of the work that the hardware team is doing, not only for this year, but also into the future,” says Spencer. “[We’re] really thinking about creating hardware that sells to gamers because of the unique aspects of the hardware. It’s kind of an unleashing of the creative capability of our hardware team that I’m really excited about.”

When it comes to a handheld, Spencer was a little bit more coy: “I’m a big fan of handhelds,” says Spencer. “I’m a big fan, but nothing to announce.” He then went on to say that the team is improving the experience.