During AMD’s CES 2019 keynote, Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, spoke about the partnership between the two companies, and the future technology that might be employed in upcoming Xbox consoles. The current generation Xbox One has been using AMD’s chipsets, and it would seem that the next-gen console will continue that relationship:
As a company, we look at the opportunity in gaming and one of the things I want to say is when we think who our partners are, we think about great companies that do great work, but also do it in the right way. As we look forward to future platforms that we’re building and work that we’re doing, the partnership and the innovations that we’ve seen in the past have led to what we’ve been able to do today, I think they’re going to be critically important to our future endeavors. I’m really looking forward to showing those to people more in the future.
We haven’t heard too much about what to expect for the next generation of consoles, and Spencer’s speech was the first hint of what we might see in the new Xbox from a Microsoft executive. Some speculations are going around that we’ll have some sort of announcements this year, with the console being launched in 2020.
The Xbox One had a very rocky start when it launched, but since then it’s steadily been clawing itself back with solid hardware upgrades in the Xbox One X and One S, as well as some of the best gaming services on offer at the moment. Here’s hoping they learned from their mistakes and hit the ground running with the next generation.