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If you haven't bit the bullet on an Xbox One X, it looks like you might just want to wait. Phil Spencer has stated that MS is developing the next console "devices" to release in 2020.

While all we have is rumor beyond that, insiders have pointed to what these "devices" will entail. MS wants to release a traditional console like we have now with all the hardware locally, in the console, to play the games you want and with a disc drive. It is said to be developing a second Xbox that is cloud gaming only, no optical drive. It is said to be less powerful (basically just hit detection and controller software) and less expensive than the traditional console, but many believe that it will come with a mandatory subscription model attached to it. Is this going to be like our cell phones where we buy a phone under contract? You get to bring home your $1k phone now, but pay for it over the course of the next two years. Will it simply be an Xbox Gold subscription, or will MS try to sell us on two subscriptions now needed for gaming? One for a game pass/cloud subscription, and one for Xbox Gold? Many say it will be this Game Pass subscription as a requirement for the cloud based gaming, and I sincerely doubt MS will ever stop doing Xbox Gold.

Supposedly MS has kicked the latency issue common with other streaming devices and services, and says that gaming with the cloud is now comparable to a simple online multiplayer match. So some lag here and there, but nothing you would notice all the time. That remains to be seen however, and we are still two years away although MS has stated that development on this second, cloud Xbox is further along than many think.

No doubt this is a continuation of what MS wanted to do with the initial launch of the Xbox One, but consumer backlash forced them to change. If you recall when Xbox One was first announced, MS stated that it was questioning even having an optical drive, would require a mandatory internet connection and would utilize cloud based gaming. To appease everyone and not suffer the same disastrous results, MS seems now ready to launch both consoles and let the consumer choose. Xbox One was released back in 201, so cloud based gaming and storage has come a long way since then. Was MS truly ready back then for such a bold step? Will they be ready in two years? Will the new Xbox have a mandatory Kinect? Will the Kinect even be included or compatible? 

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I think MS has given up on the Kinect.  They don't even sell it anymore.  If anything I would think they would add a 3D element like PS did.

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