As the Xbox One 2018 is five years old, many fans look to the future. We already know that Microsoft is actively developing the next generation of Xbox, and the company has also sought out a number of studios to create first-party games for the next Xbox console. Apart from these details, we know very little about what the next Xbox will bring to the market, but industry analyst Michael Pachter interfered with his predictions.
Pachter signs the ongoing theory that the next Xbox, currently known under the code names Scarlet, Anaconda and Lockhart, will have two separate versions. A version of the next Xbox will be cheap and will be a pure streaming device without a hard drive or drive. According to Pachter, the other console will be more expensive and far more powerful, supporting 4K images, 240 frames per second and virtual reality.
"I think there will be a streaming device, as a $ 100 Xbox console does not run at 4K or 240 frames per second. And I think there will be a more expensive $ 400 console supporting 4K, 240 FPS and Virtual Reality.
Pacher's predictions are in line with previous rumors about the next generation of the Xbox. Previous reports have already indicated that there will be two machines – one cheap and one expensive – and that one console will focus on streaming while the other will be more traditional.
As far as the next Xbox is concerned, virtual reality support is less likely to be supported by previous rumors. In fact, Microsoft seems to have discontinued its virtual reality development for Xbox, even though the Xbox One X was once a VR support in the works. However, Microsoft may have decided to focus its VR efforts on the next Xbox consoles as the current generation of gaming hardware is on its way.
Of course, Pacher's predictions may turn out to be wrong, and Microsoft's next-generation plans are nowhere near as ambitious as described here. Fans just have to wait for Microsoft to release more information about their next-gen console (or console) to make sure it will be in 2019 or beyond.