Aware of the reflections underway on PS5 Pro and Xbox Series Next, Phil Spencer took the opportunity offered to him by the Gamescom 2023 media showcase to offer a clarification, perhaps devinitive, regarding Microsoft’s desire to launch or not a mid-gen version of Xbox Series X
During the interview granted to IGN.com, the boss of the Xbox division of the Redmond house did not limit himself to the clarifications on the first party games arriving on Xbox Series X|S in 2024 and beyond but also discussed the opportunity o less than producing a ‘Pro’ version of the Xbox Series X.
Speaking to IGN.com, Spencer thought it appropriate to publicly underline how “we have to let the developers take full advantage of the Xbox Series X|S hardware and know how to get the most out of it. In terms of increasing framerate and resolution, I’m just looking at what’s happening in the PC environment with the high-end GPUs and CPUs, so it’s not about designing systems with hardware that is all about increasing the number of pixels, resolution and frames per second. I think there are tons of other things that go into making a video game great, and in that respect I think the Xbox Series X|S still has a lot of leeway.”
Therefore, for the green-crossed eminence of Microsoft, in this phase of the Xbox Series X|S life cycle, the need to fully exploit the hardware potential and functions of the current family of Xbox systems far exceeds any benefits (commercial and not only ) resulting from the introduction of a new more performing model. In June of this year, on the other hand, it was Spencer himself who advised the community not to expect a new Xbox Series console any time soon.