Last year, Microsoft launched the Xbox One X, and promised that they were already at work on the successor to the Xbox One console. Now, we have confirmation. Speaking near the end of Microsoft’s briefing at E3 today, Xbox head Phil Spencer confirmed that the Xbox hardware team- he was careful to note it is the same team that brought us the Xbox One X, which was possibly Microsoft’s best designed hardware yet- has already started work on the next Xbox console now.
This is the first time a confirmation of a new Xbox console has been officially made- so it’s good to know that Microsoft intends on sticking around in the console market in spite of their recent tribulations, even if the next console is not launching any time soon. Based on what Microsoft has said about its hardware philosophy for Xbox going forward, the next Xbox, whatever it is, will presumably maintain full compatibility with the Xbox One line, while also packing in a lot of power.
As of right now, though, it’s not coming any time soon. Enjoy your Xbox One S and Xbox One X for the time being.