- Oct 28, 2017
Q: Is this the last console?
Spencer: Honestly, I don't know. I've been around long enough to know that there have been multiple "this is the last generation." That's not a new meme that comes out.
When I look, even in a world of streaming and xCloud, and let's say streaming of any other form of media that's out there -- music, video -- the number of compute devices around us hasn't gone down, it's gone up.
So when we introduce streaming for us, which I think is the natural kind of thing to ask in this generation, "Hey, is this the last one?" I think what I see is streaming is going to enable this high-quality content to hit more screens around you. And I actually don't think that's going to lead to fewer screens around you. Different people will say different things on this, but the truth of the matter is that the best way for you to play a high-fidelity video game for years is going to be with a local device.
More at link: https://www.cnet.com/news/microsofts-xbox-chief-project-scarlett-likely-isnt-the-last-console/Q: You've suggested there are a lot of games being made by Xbox Game Studios. How many would you say are in the works?
Just do the math; we have 15 studios. And those teams have known about our roadmap for almost a year. So, you know, if you're a team that's building a game, and you're looking at 2020, or you're close to that, you're going to think about knowing that your early adopter of new hardware is usually a good gaming customer.