Phil Harrison: “The cloud will keep consoles relevant”

Thursday, 26 September 2013 12:50 GMT By Dave Owen

During his Eurogamer Expo talk Microsoft Corporate Vice President stated that “the cloud will keep consoles relevant.” This was said in answer to a question from the audience which asked for Harrison’s thoughts on how the power of home consoles has increased over the years, and where consoles might be going next.

Harrison talked a great deal about the cloud during the talk, reiterating that it is one of Xbox One’s chief selling points. Having said that Microsoft plans to support Xbox One for more than 10 years, they’ll likely be looking to cloud technology and the power and social benefits it can bring to make that a reality.