The next generation Xbox could be lagging behind the PlayStation 6 and may be released later than Sony’s console, according to rumors circulating online.
In a recent podcast, Moore’s Law is Dead commented on some interesting behind-the-scenes happenings that suggest the next-gen console by Microsoft could have entered a design phase only recently. Up until last month, Microsoft had not signed a next-gen contract with AMD, as opposed to Sony, who signed multiple post-PS5 contracts. This is apparently normal for Microsoft every generation, as the company shops around in an attempt to get AMD to lower their prices.
This time around, however, Microsoft seemed to be more serious in shopping around for their next generation Xbox’s silicon, as the company did not talk with AMD up until very recently. Having come to learn about this, Intel started bidding to produce the silicon for the console, apparently offering extremely low prices and the full capacity of its fabs. Intel saw this opening as a huge opportunity to salvage Arc and its fabs at the same time.
While Microsoft has yet to sign a contract with anyone for its next generation Xbox, Moore’s Law is Dead thinks it is likely the company will go with AMD once again. However, things seem to be lagging behind Sony and its PlayStation 6, as due to this delay, the console may have only entered the design phase recently. This could make Microsoft release the console release later than Sony’s next-gen system or rush its release to launch it together with the competition.
While the door was apparently left open for the next generation Xbox, it really wouldn’t have made much sense for the next generation Xbox to be powered by Intel’s silicon, as it would have caused more than a few problems for multiplatform releases. As of now, however, nothing has been truly confirmed, so we have to take everything with a grain of salt until the console is officially announced and its specs detailed.
Very little is currently known about the next generation Xbox console. We will keep you updated on the system as soon as more come in on it, so stay tuned for all the latest news.