Xbox Has New Hardware To Announce This Year

With next-gen the "largest technical leap you will have ever seen."

Today saw the arrival of Xbox’s big “business update,” which Microsoft revealed via a special episode of the Official Xbox Podcast featuring Phil Spencer, Sarah Bond and Matt Booty. The podcast came as something of a reaction to a sudden explosion of rumours of a new multiplatform strategy for Microsoft’s gaming business and has finally provided something in the way of answers.

During the podcast, the Xbox team briefly spoke about hardware and the role it continues to play in Xbox’s business, with Sarah Bond stressing that it’s still key to the “flagship” experience for players. Bond also briefly mentioned that new hardware announcements are on the way, saying “There’s some exciting stuff coming out in hardware that we’re going to share this holiday.”

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Whether that means that we’ll be seeing those earlier, leaked revisions to the Xbox Series X console and Xbox Wireless Controller remains to be seen, but it definitely seems like Xbox has something cooking in that regard.

Bond also added that next-gen is very much still in the pipeline and that Xbox fans can expect big things, saying “We’re also invested in the next generation roadmap, and what we’re really focused on there is delivering the largest technical leap you will have ever seen in a hardware generation.”

You can see the full podcast below: