While the video game landscape is slowly going to an all-digital future, some worried that we would start seeing disks become obsolete in the next generation of consoles.
Speaking with GameSpot, Xbox head Phil Spencer said that Microsoft are not working on a “streaming-only console” at the moment and feel that he wasn’t clear enough in past statements. Saying:
“Last year we talked about xCloud and then we said we were working on new game consoles, but that’s all I said. We didn’t say that [a streaming console was in the works]. I think maybe some people thought that that was the disc-less one that we just shipped. We are not working on a streaming-only console right now. We are looking at the phone in your pocket as the destination for you to stream, and the console that we have allows you to play the game locally.”
“If you bought a big gaming PC and you like playing games there, I want to respect that and meet you where you are and bring the content and services that you want to that device. If you want to buy an Xbox, if you want to play Minecraft on a PlayStation, I want to make sure that comes to you there.”