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Microsoft reckons we’ve seen the last of Xbox console generations

Microsoft has said the future of console gaming is unlikely to see the launch of brand new Xbox generations.

Speaking to Engadget, Aaron Greenberg hinted Microsoft will be following the PC model, where hardware improvements are iterative rather than generational.

With this approach, games will continue to run on all versions of the hardware, with varying degrees of competence.

“For us, we think the future is without console generations,” said the head of Xbox games marketing.

We think that the ability to build a library, a community, to be able to iterate with the hardware, we’re making a pretty big bet on that with Project Scorpio.

“We’re basically saying ‘this isn’t a new generation, everything you have continues forward and it works.’ We think of this as a family of devices.”

Related: Project Scorpio: Everything you need to know about Microsoft’s ultimate console

Microsoft has previously vowed that all games released for the Project Scorpio console will also play nice with the current Xbox One and Xbox One S machines.

During the interview Greenberg clarified that although Scorpio will be the only machine capable of running VR experiences, he doesn’t think of VR experiences as “traditional console gaming.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Greenberg touched on how Microsoft planned to close the gap the Sony PS4.

Are you ready for console-gaming to move to the PC-like model where upgrading your hardware doesn’t mean starting a new games collection?

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