According to reports from Kotaku and Polygon, Microsoft is working on two new Xbox consoles. The first is a slimmer, cheaper Xbox One, planned for release later this year and to be revealed at E3. The second, tentatively called “Scorpio”, is planned for release in 2017, and may include Oculus Rift support. The console would also include a more powerful GPU and a 2TB hard drive.
This follows news that Sony is working on an upgraded PS4, due out this fall, and that Nintendo plans to release a new system next year.
All considered, this generation of consoles may be in a different rhythm than the last. Not even three years in, new, updated consoles from Sony and Microsoft are on the way, and Microsoft may have a completely new one out next year. Changes may come to our perception of what a console’s life cycle is, or what a console generation is, over the next year.
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