Whereas Phil Spencer didn’t attend Gamescom 2017 attributable to private causes, Microsoft nonetheless despatched Mike Ybarra, Company Vice President of Xbox & Home windows Gaming.
In an interview with VG247, Ybarra addressed the subject of whether or not Microsoft intends to maintain pursuing a smartphone-like enterprise mannequin after Xbox One X or not.
By way of the place we go from right here… the early questions that we’re asking ourselves again in Redmond now… it’ll all be primarily based on form of the suggestions we get from avid gamers as to what they need. We’re seeing a number of push for simply innovation in multiplayer, the form of factor we mentioned earlier than – how does this watch, plus these eventualities of individuals enjoying collectively regardless of the place they’re, and the way this all matches collectively. I actually like a number of the feeback we get there.
Definitely it is a large leap ahead by way of what the lounge expertise can ship – the Tomb Raider launch that they did final evening I assumed was instance of… they mentioned look, the very best model right here hands-down goes to be on Xbox One X, and so I like what we’re doing there.
It looks like Microsoft could possibly be open to pursuing both mannequin, relying on the desire of Xbox followers.
Ybarra additionally commented on the chance of Microsoft integrating with applied sciences like NVIDIA GameStream or Steam streaming.
Effectively, we see on the suggestions web site, we see folks vote up options like that. We all the time take a look at it, speak to companions about it – we actually use the suggestions to find out prioritization of the place we should always go and make investments. All the newest cloud expertise that’s out – we’re taking a look at all of that. There’s nothing particular that we will discuss right here, however we definitely take a look at all of these developments and look into how we will reap the benefits of them.
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As a reminder, the Xbox One X will launch on November 7th for $499.