Since the first console release, there have always been console generations. Typically a console system remains viable for roughly 5-7 years before a newer, more powerful successor is then released. But now, with iterative new consoles from Sony and Microsoft on the horizon. It appears the traditional console generation cycles may be a thing of the past.
During a recent interview with the head of Xbox games marketing, Aaron Greenberg. He stated that they aim to have Project Scorpio the last of the Xbox console systems. This doesn’t mean they’ll stop producing Xbox systems altogether. Microsoft will continue to manufacture new consoles further down the track, just not in the way we’re used to. Xbox chief Phil Spencer explained back in February that Microsoft hopes to emulate the iterative nature of PCs and Smartphones with Project Scorpio. As such, we should instead expect to see updated SKU’s of the Scorpio every 1-3 years. This results in eliminating the need to create brand new Xbox systems when you have one that is periodically upgraded.
Greenberg stresses that doing away with the traditional console generations is a big risk. But he also believes that Project Scorpio will be a big success. A great feature of the new console is it’s completely backward and forward compatible. Gamers will no longer need to repurchase “remakes” of older games for their new gaming platform.
Microsoft is also very confident that Project Scorpio will be powerful enough to last several years as they’ve gone all out on the hardware and performance of the new system.
Greenberg says Project Scorpio could “change the way we think about the future of console gaming.”. We believe the next few years will be amazing with not only the release of Project Scorpio but also Sonys new gaming platform.
Sony is holding a press event on September 7th where it is believed the company will unveil its new PlayStation 4 Neo. The future of gaming has never been so bright.