Xbox One shouldn’t be last Microsoft console, says Spencer

By Dave Cook, Monday, 13 January 2014 11:54 GMT

Xbox One isn’t necessarily Microsoft’s last home console, according to Phil Spencer. He reckons home computation is still important for the time being.

It follows Spencer’s comments that mid-tier and indie games are harder to sell in the mass market, hence the need for a program like ID@Xbox.

Responding to a fan on Twitter – as spotted by NowGamer – Spencer posted the following:

The need for physical components in the home – processors and the like – is still there, and it’s clear that Microsoft’s cloud compute is only shouldering a share of game processing for the time being.

As we saw with Sony’s PlayStation Now reveal last week, cloud computing is slowly becoming a trend in the industry. How long will it be before we ditch the boxes entirely? That’s another conversation.

Via OXM.

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