The Xbox One is currently Microsoft’s latest console. It could also be their last, at least that’s what some think. For example just last year, an NVIDIA exec believed that consoles could be coming to an end, but it turns out that not everyone shares those sentiments. One of those people is former Xbox chief Robbie Bach.
Speaking in an interview with GeekWire, Bach expressed his belief that there will be a new console generation following this. However it is expected to deviate very greatly from what is being offered right now due to the new methods of gaming and how gamers consume their content these days.
According to Bach, “I think there will be another generation. What the console looks like is a very interesting question. Does it have physical media? Probably not, so how does that look? Is it just a game box or is it more? What’s the balance between what an Apple TV is and what an Xbox or a PlayStation 4 is? These are really interesting questions, and the teams [are] going to have to wrestle with those. That next generation will be a whole new game.”
Of course whether or not Bach’s predictions are any accurate remains to be seen. However in the meantime Nintendo does have a next-gen console planned in the form of the Nintendo NX. Will that herald the future of consoles or is it simply to play catchup to Microsoft and Sony’s efforts? We guess we’ll have to wait until 2016 to find out.