Entering the stage of E3 2019, Phil Spencer has finally removed the veils from Project Scarlett, Microsoft’s next-generation gaming machine. In a recent interview, the Xbox leader returned to the subject and discussed the future of consoles more generally.
With the increasingly close advent of streaming gaming, many believe that the next will be the last generation of consoles. This is Phil Spencer’s comment on this:
” Honestly, I don’t know. I’ve been in this business long enough to have heard the phrase” This is the last generation “several times. When I watch a world full of streaming and xCloud and say any other form of streaming that there is is the outside – music, video – the number of devices has not decreased but increased.
So when we introduce our streaming service, it is natural to ask, “Is this the last one?” What I see is streaming that brings high-quality content to multiple screens. And I don’t think this will lead to a smaller number of screens [on which to play]. People will say different things about this subject, but the truth is that the best way to enjoy a high-fidelity game is to opt for local devices. “
Although it has no certainties, it seems that, at least for the foreseeable future, Spencer sees streaming as something that will simply go alongside traditional consoles. Indeed, the latter offers a more optimal experience than services like xCloud, Stadia or PS Now that are subject to problems such as latency and input lag.