console generations

Imagine there’s no console generations, it isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or fight on social media and YouTube and review comment sections for
And no exclusive content too
Imagine all the people
Playing games instead of arguing stupid platform politiiiiics

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

That’s what Microsoft marketing boss Aaron Greenberg thinks, anyway. Talking to Engadget, he described the company’s plans going forward with the Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Project Scorpio, and how they’re going to play nicely with each other.

“For us, we think the future is without console generations. We think that the ability to build a library, a community, to be able to iterate with the hardware – we’re making a pretty big bet on that with Project Scorpio,” he explained.

“We’re basically saying, ‘This isn’t a new generation; everything you have continues forward and it works.’ We think of this as a family of devices.”

So, basically, much more like PC gaming.

“Generally when you bring a new iteration of console hardware you lose compatibility with their games and accessories. So we’re saying, if you bought games and accessories for your Xbox One, or you buy an Xbox One S, those games and those accessories are going to work on Project Scorpio,” he added.

“When you think about backwards compatibility and our games lineup, we want gamers to know that when they’re ready to upgrade to Scorpio, that content will go with them. That’s our promise and commitment around compatibility.”

You know, at least until the Xbox II launches, anyway.