Phil Spencer spills the beans on what could’ve been.
Microsoft almost released an upgraded Xbox One this year and it wasn’t the Scorpio
But there was almost a console to bridge the gap.
In an interview with Eurogamer, Xbox head Phil Spencer said, “We could have done a new update this year. We actually looked at it. We went all the way to, we had the spec in front of us, should we ship something that’s less than Scorpio this year, but in truth you can’t do a true 4K console this year.
“And I just didn’t think anything between what is effectively a 1080p console and the 4K console, like, from a consumer television standpoint there’s nothing in the middle. So let’s go focus on 4K and next year was the right year to do that.”
Currently our upgrade choices are between a slimmer console that’ll deliver the same performance as its heftier counterpart, and another that’s designed for a 4K TV. Would you have preferred something in the middle, or do you think Microsoft made the right choice?
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