Microsoft Game Studios honcho Phil Spencer sees the upcoming years as a period of innovation, with great technologies impacting on the gaming market, but he’s not afraid of that, and thinks the Xbox One will stay relevant thanks to its computing power and the ability to connect to the internet, as he told Polygon in an interview.
When I think about having a strong CPU and GPU plugged in to your TV that’s also plugged in to the internet, that allows me to play great games, I think what you’re going to find is that that platform is a great place for those new innovations to build from.
Xbox One is capable of doing so much. We stay invested in continuing to build out new technologies as they come on line into the Xbox One, so this box seems as relevant three, four, five years from now as it did on day one. There are going to be a lot of great technologies that come along in the next decade. You’re going to find that a game console is a great place to build from, because it has such strong computing capabilities right there in the family room.
Of course we’ll have to see if the console will seem relevant, or will actually be relevant, but admittedly Spencer knows better than we do on this. The Xbox One seems to start with a power gap to fill compared to its most direct competition, but I’m actually quite curious to see what kind of aces Microsoft has up its collective sleeve.