E3 2018: New Xbox Consoles Already In Development, Microsoft Confirms

Microsoft also confirms it's working on a streaming service that could rival PlayStation Now.


Microsoft has teased the next console coming after the Xbox One. Speaking during the company's briefing today at E3 2018, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said Microsoft it has already begun the early stages of the next Xbox consoles. Spencer said Microsoft is "deep into architecting the next Xbox consoles where we will once again deliver on our commitment to set the benchmark for console gaming."

He offered no further information about the new consoles, but he did stress that Xbox will always be the best place to play console games. Of course, he's going to say that as the leader of Xbox, but currently, many multiplatform games look and perform best on Xbox One X thanks to that console's performance advantage over the PS4 and PS4 Pro.

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Also during the event, Spencer confirmed that Microsoft is working on a game-streaming service. While he was not ready to fully announce the service, he did say the service will offer "console-quality" gaming on "any device." Microsoft has been rumoured for a long time now to be working on a streaming service that will reportedly rival Sony's PlayStation Now.

Microsoft made a LOT of announcements during its E3 briefing--here's a roundup of all the big news. E3 2018 rolls on with Bethesda's briefing tonight at 6:30 PM PT, so keep checking back for more.

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