Xbox Scorpio Will End Console Generations
It's like we've been saying all along, Microsoft believes that console generations have come to an end. The era of Xbox Scorpios and PlayStation Neos have brought us into a world where we upgrade our video game consoles the way we upgrade our iPads or computers.
During GamesCom this week, Engadget had an interview with Aaron Greenberg, Microsoft's head of game marketing, about the future of the Xbox platform. Greenberg stated that "We [at Microsoft] think the future is without console generations." He went onto explain how iterative hardware is the future and, rather than having people abandon the old for the new, everything will exist under one platform. Players can move onto new iterative hardware when they are ready but Project Scorpio is a step in the future of iterative hardware, rather than a new generation of the Xbox brand.
Greenberg also noted that the Scorpio will help Microsoft to determine how this new approach will pan out and that they believe it will "be a pretty big success." Microsoft is trying to change the way we think about console gaming, perhaps setting it more in-line with the PC gaming market.
What do you think about the future of console gaming? Are you excited for generations to end as we attempt to move into a future with iterative hardware?