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Microsoft has ideas about how to improve the next Xbox console


 

During the Microsoft press conference at E3, Phil Spencer hinted that the team behind the Xbox One X is already working on the “next Xbox consoles.” Now, he’s revealed a bit more about what he hopes to bring to the next generation of Xbox.

“I think framerate is an area where consoles can do more. Just in general,” Spencer said in an interview with Giant Bomb (via VG 24/7). “When you look at the balance between CPU and GPU in today’s consoles they’re a little bit out of whack relative to what’s on the PC side. So I think there’s work that we can do there.”

A second area Spencer hopes to improve is the speed of game installs, something that he admits having a personal frustration with.

“I’m always wishing games would start quicker,” Spencer complained. “We’re as guilty as anybody… one game I’m playing a ton of, State of Decay, it says ‘Ready to Start’ ‘and I get to [wait at the title screen] and install the rest of the game.”

Microsoft is already working on this issue. A new system called FastStart works to identify which files games need to launch, and works on downloading those first so that players can jump into their games while the rest of the game finishes downloading in the background.

We don’t know when the next Xbox console will release, but based on some reports analyzing the next PlayStation, we likely won’t see a new generation of consoles arrive for a few years yet.

Source: VG 24/7

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Microsoft has ideas about how to improve the next Xbox console

Phil Spencer has pointed out a few areas Microsoft's next console generation could improve.

By Emma Schaefer | 06/15/2018 12:30 PM PT

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During the Microsoft press conference at E3, Phil Spencer hinted that the team behind the Xbox One X is already working on the “next Xbox consoles.” Now, he’s revealed a bit more about what he hopes to bring to the next generation of Xbox.

“I think framerate is an area where consoles can do more. Just in general,” Spencer said in an interview with Giant Bomb (via VG 24/7). “When you look at the balance between CPU and GPU in today’s consoles they’re a little bit out of whack relative to what’s on the PC side. So I think there’s work that we can do there.”

A second area Spencer hopes to improve is the speed of game installs, something that he admits having a personal frustration with.

“I’m always wishing games would start quicker,” Spencer complained. “We’re as guilty as anybody… one game I’m playing a ton of, State of Decay, it says ‘Ready to Start’ ‘and I get to [wait at the title screen] and install the rest of the game.”

Microsoft is already working on this issue. A new system called FastStart works to identify which files games need to launch, and works on downloading those first so that players can jump into their games while the rest of the game finishes downloading in the background.

We don’t know when the next Xbox console will release, but based on some reports analyzing the next PlayStation, we likely won’t see a new generation of consoles arrive for a few years yet.

Source: VG 24/7

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About Emma Schaefer

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM