Xbox quietly confirmed a new console without you realizing it
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Xbox quietly confirmed a new console without you realizing it

Xbox quietly confirmed a new console without you realizing it

A portable Xbox console is still in the works

If you watched Sunday’s Xbox Games Showcase, I’m sure you weren’t disappointed with what you saw.

It’s fair to say that Microsoft presented an absolutely exceptional lineup with world premieres coming in rapid succession.

The biggest revelation of the evening was undoubtedly that of Weapons of war: Day Ea new prequel with Marcus Fenix.

It was far from the only headline of the evening.

DOOM: Dark Ages was announced, Star FieldIt is Broken space the expansion had its first trailer, Fable set a launch window of 2025, Life is Strange: Double Exposure was revealed, and Activision confirmed that the OG tower-based zombies would return in Call of Duty: Black Ops 6.

Towards the end of the event, Xbox President Sarah Bond stopped by to reveal three new pieces of hardware.

Xbox fans will soon be able to get their hands on an all-digital Xbox Series

What you may have missed is that Phil Spencer has apparently hinted at another upcoming piece of hardware, this rumored handheld.

Take a look at Gears of War: E-Day in action below.

In an interview with IGN after the event, Spencer addressed the rumor.

“I think we should have a handheld, too,” he told IGN’s Ryan McCaffrey.

Unfortunately, he didn’t want to develop much beyond that.

“No, I don’t want to say anything! You’re going to have to have Sarah Bond, our president of Xbox, who is awesome,” he continued.

“But the future for us in terms of hardware is pretty awesome. And the work that the team is doing around different form factors, different ways to play, I’m incredibly excited.

“Today was about the games. We showed off some of our 9th generation Series S, Series X consoles, the work that we’re doing. But we’ll have time to get out and talk more about the platform, and we can’t wait to introduce them to you.

McCaffrey then asked: “Hypothetically, if Microsoft made an Xbox gaming laptop, would it be dedicated Steam Deck-like hardware that I could play offline, or would it be something I would need Wi-Fi connection to stream? things from ?

To this, Spencer said: “I’ll put it this way: I love my ROG Ally, my Lenovo Legion Go – fantastic – my Steam Deck. I think being able to play games locally is really important.

Whatever’s going on behind the scenes, I’m already sold.

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Topics: Xbox, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, Microsoft