Microsoft is now not making Xbox One video games

Microsoft has moved on from the Xbox One and is now not creating first-party video games for its earlier technology of consoles. “We’ve moved on to Gen 9,” says Xbox Sport Studios chief Matt Booty, referring to the Xbox Collection S / X technology, in an interview with Axios.

Whereas Microsoft will nonetheless help Xbox One {hardware} and video games like Minecraft working on the earlier technology, no inner studios are engaged on new video games for the Xbox One anymore. Microsoft has been slowly pushing so far, utilizing Xbox Cloud Gaming to supply up video games like Microsoft Flight Simulator to current Xbox One customers.

Microsoft’s latest Xbox Video games Showcase didn’t include any first-party video games that may run on the Xbox One natively, and Booty says the corporate will proceed to leverage its Xbox Cloud Gaming infrastructure to supply the newest video games to Xbox One customers. “That’s how we’re going to take care of help,” says Booty.

The brand new 1TB Xbox Collection S.
Picture: Microsoft

Microsoft’s personal recreation builders are actually centered on Xbox Collection S / X consoles, regardless of claims that some builders are asking Microsoft to drop necessary Xbox Collection S compatibility for the newest Xbox video games. The $299 Xbox Collection S launched as a console able to 1440p gaming at as much as 120fps, however many video games have solely hit 1080p and with out the upper body charges of the extra highly effective Xbox Collection X.

Microsoft’s bigger and extra highly effective Xbox Collection X has extra uncooked GPU energy and likewise a bigger 16GB of RAM, with the smaller Xbox Collection S providing simply 10GB of RAM. The reminiscence constraints have been painful for some builders, however Microsoft has labored to attempt to enhance the general graphics efficiency of its miniature Xbox and unlock extra reminiscence for builders to entry on the Xbox Collection S.

“Is it extra work?” constructing for Xbox Collection S, “certain,” admits Booty. However he claims Microsoft’s personal Xbox recreation studios have been capable of get extra efficiency out of their newest video games constructed for Xbox Collection S. Microsoft additionally introduced a black 1TB model of its Xbox Collection S console throughout its showcase in an try to deal with considerations across the 512GB storage state of affairs on the bottom Xbox Collection S.

With the Xbox One firmly within the rearview mirror at Microsoft, Xbox chief Phil Spencer admitted just lately that the corporate “misplaced the worst technology to lose within the Xbox One technology, the place all people constructed their digital library of video games.” Microsoft is now making an attempt to bounce again with the Xbox Collection X / S after a quiet 12 months for Xbox releases in 2022. However the Xbox Video games Showcase demonstrated a stable variety of first-party video games coming to Xbox in 2023 and 2024.

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