Join the Guardian’s video games editor Keza MacDonald and correspondent Keith Stuart for news from Microsoft’s Xbox press conference and the reveal of Bethesda’s new Fallout game on day one of E3
I’d almost forgotten that Xbox head Phil Spencer mentioned at the end of that press conference that the next Xbox consoles are in development. That’s no great surprise: the research and development cycles on games consoles take five years at least, so the beginnings of that process would probably have started shortly after the release of the Xbox One.
But the fact that Microsoft chose to mention it now makes you question why. Will we see new Xbox consoles this time next year? Or maybe even earlier? I doubt that any new Xbox console actually be released until 2020, but perhaps Microsoft is laying the groundwork for an early announcement.
Little fact: Microsoft now has double the number of game development studios than it did last year. Promising.
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