Xbox One is “more than 10-year journey,” says Phil Harrison

By Dave Owen, Thursday, 26 September 2013 12:21 GMT

During his Eurogamer Expo speech, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President Phil Harrison said that Xbox One is “more than 10-year journey,” pledging that through a number of new features, including the cloud, Microsoft is aiming to support the console for longer than any console before it.

He believes that a focus on social aspects and building a community of gamers on the system, as well as the power of the cloud, will allow Xbox One to have a lifespan well beyond what is considered normal for a console.

He also pointed to how the games industry has grown over the last few decades, and how this will help Microsoft to support and advance Xbox One over the course of its lifespan. He mentioned GTAV, now the fastest selling game in any entertainment medium, and how the video game industry can only go from strength-to-strength as it continues to infiltrate the mainstream.

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