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The next Xbox has probably been in development since Xbox One released. That's how Sony said they do things with Playstation, and it's likely what Microsoft and Nintendo do as well.

As for what will happen to the generations that'll be interesting to see. I hope Xbox 4 and PS5 are fully backwards compatible with the previous generation.



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Hiku said:

The next Xbox has probably been in development since Xbox One released. That's how Sony said they do things with Playstation, and it's likely what Microsoft and Nintendo do as well.

As for what will happen to the generations that'll be interesting to see. I hope Xbox 4 and PS5 are fully backwards compatible with the previous generation.

They will be. Both.

Teres no way Sony moved to more conventional hardware to not have that as an aim. Especially when it comes to VR, they will want all the current gen VR games to be compatible with whatever their new VR setup for PS5 is. 



twintail said:
Hiku said:

The next Xbox has probably been in development since Xbox One released. That's how Sony said they do things with Playstation, and it's likely what Microsoft and Nintendo do as well.

As for what will happen to the generations that'll be interesting to see. I hope Xbox 4 and PS5 are fully backwards compatible with the previous generation.

They will be. Both.

Teres no way Sony moved to more conventional hardware to not have that as an aim. Especially when it comes to VR, they will want all the current gen VR games to be compatible with whatever their new VR setup for PS5 is. 

Hopefully they are investing in their CPUs this time, they will need them for VR.



Sony and Nintendo have mentioned before that when they release a new console that they're already working their next console so this shouldn't be news to us either. Unless MS needs some attention.




caffeinade said:
Generations, Stay Dead!
Tech moves at an alarming rate, it is time this industry did too.

Yup. Generations are over technology and innovations are moving too fast for any companies to decide to stay on track with each other.



It will still be like a new generation, new CPUs and technology advancement will allow to make incredible games which would be impossible on this generation.

iNathan said:
It will still be like a new generation, new CPUs and technology advancement will allow to make incredible games which would be impossible on this generation.

Not necessary. I'm interested to see if MS takes the PC approach when they support Xbox 4 and Xbox One X at the same time for a few years. 



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No Xbox-exclusive games anymore, but more powerful hardware to continue to cater to the casual PC gamer. While this doesn't end generations, it's not what is thought of as a conventional generation.

A pretty good development for Nintendo. Xbox is no threat to them, but keeps Sony busy. Sony has not much of a choice but to leave the handheld market entirely to Nintendo while Nintendo gets a nice slice of the home console market as well.

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