Microsoft Confirms Next-Gen Xbox; Teasing Biggest Technical Leap

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Phil Spencer Also Teased A Handheld!

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  • Xbox has officially confirmed plans to remain in the hardware market.
  • President Sarah Bond teased a next-generation console with the biggest technical leap to date.
  • She also confirmed more hardware announcements for later this year.
  • Phil Spencer has hinted at the recently rumored Xbox handheld.

Xbox has been the subject of debate and rumors over the last week. Amid rumors of Microsoft potentially throwing in the towel regarding the hardware market, Sarah Bond has dispelled all the rumors.

In the latest episode of the official Xbox podcast, the President of Xbox denied all the rumors with one firm statement. Xbox is here to stay, and its next-gen hardware is shaping into an incredibly impressive piece of technology.

Why it matters: The Xbox Series S|X were a step in the right direction for Microsoft after a disappointing console last generation. Therefore, fans are curious to learn about the company’s future direction.

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Accompanied by Sarah Bond and Matt Booty, Phil Spencer has addressed various aspects of the gaming division moving forward. However, Sarah Bond also offered a small teaser for the next-generation system.

She clarified that Microsoft would reveal more information during the holidays, but the gaming division is focused on delivering a technical leap larger than anything seen previously.

What we’re focused on is delivering the largest technical leap you will have ever seen in a generation.

-Sarah Bond

Meanwhile, Phil Spencer’s recent interview with The Verge teased another exciting possibility for the hardware division.

Amid rumors of an Xbox handheld, the Head of Microsoft gaming seems to have alluded to the possibility of this concept becoming a reality soon. Phil Spencer is open to different types of hardware and recognizes their importance.

We see opportunities in different types of devices.

-Phil Spencer

He later admitted to being a big fan of handhelds.

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In the same podcast, Sarah Bond teased more hardware announcements for 2024. 

This may be a hint toward the all-digital Xbox Series X spotted in recent leaks. However, with Microsoft’s unpredictable moves recently, the announcement is anybody’s guess for now.

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