The Xbox One Scorpio could be the last console release from Microsoft. As the era of console gaming is coming to an end, Microsoft?s head of games marketing Aaron Greenberg believes that the future of gaming is without consoles. He believes that this could mean that the highly ambitious Project Scorpio is the last console from the company that brought Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Greenberg said that the Xbox One Scorpio is not a next-generation console. Microsoft sees it as part of the family of devices. Greenberg told Eurogamer that the company believes that the console will become successful and it will lead the company to move forward with console gaming.
Microsoft seems confident about the console?s success, but the company knows that everything will depend on the content. Greenberg admitted that Xbox One Scorpio is a big bet for the company itself. The hardware will decide the future of console gaming, at least for Microsoft. Greenberg said that if the developer delivers the right content for the console, it will change the way people think about the future of console gaming.
Microsoft is playing the console war safely. The company has not introduced a next-generation console, but it has added VR support to its latest hardware, which makes it significantly different from the previous models. As previously announced by Xbox boss Phil Spencer, Xbox One Scorpio will support 4K resolution and it will not have console-specific games, meaning that all the titles will also run on Xbox One.
Microsoft understands that it is still unable to beat Sony PlayStation in sales. Though the company has never revealed its sales figures to the public, the sales records collected by multiple sources makes it clear that Sony still remains unbeatable in the console war. Greenberg said that the company is seeing growth in console sales, though he failed to reveal specific numbers. He instead shared that the usage of their consoles increased by 18 percent in July.