Xbox One is a "more than 10-year journey" Microsoft says

Corporate VP Phil Harrison says upcoming platform expected to have decade-long lifecycle.

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The Xbox One's launch on November 22 will commence the platform's "more than 10-year journey," Microsoft corporate vice president Phil Harrison said today during his Eurogamer Expo keynote address.

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Through a range of features and services, including the cloud, Microsoft will support the Xbox One for more than a decade, Harrison said.

By comparison, the Xbox 360 launched in November 2005 and will be supported for at least three more years, according to Microsoft chief marketing and strategy officer Yusuf Mehdi.

"For us, it's not just about the launch date. It is about the start of the journey where the console will be improved and will be adapted and changed," he said.

Harrison reiterated that Microsoft has 300,000 dedicated servers at its disposal for the Xbox One to support and accelerate features like multiplayer and various networking services, as well as for cloud processing and artificial intelligence.

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