Microsoft is entrusting the design of its future Xbox to its Surface team, specialized in high-end devices. The goal: to compete with the PS5 and offer a console with a unique design.
The next Xbox could well sport a completely new design. This time, the Redmond firm is passing the baton to its Surface team, renowned for its elegant and high-performance devices, to imagine the console of tomorrow.
This is timely news, as the Xbox is struggling to keep up with the pace set by Sony’s PlayStation 5, which is at the top of sales thanks to its exclusive games and a sharp marketing strategy.
A new design for Microsoft’s future Xbox?
Microsoft’s bet? Treat yourself to a breath of fresh air totally revisiting the aesthetic and perhaps even the features of its next generation of consoles.
Current figures reveal that the Xbox Series By handing over the design reins to the Surface team, Microsoft hopes not only to catch up, but also to offer a renewed user experience.
Nick Baker, a well-informed insider in the world of video games, suggested in the XboxEra podcast that this change in direction could also delay the arrival of the new console. If we start from scratch, it will take time, but it may be worth the effort. Microsoft would still intend to get ahead of Sony by launching its “Xbox Next” or “Xbox Series X2” in 2026.
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Adding to the excitement is the rumor of a portable Xbox, developed by the team behind high-end and innovative products. This would represent a major turning point for Microsoft, which could thus offer a serious alternative to traditional home consoles.
The details remain nebulous, particularly with regard to the technical specifications and pricing positioning of this potential portable Xbox. But Microsoft clearly shows its ambition to continue to innovate in the hardware sector.
- Microsoft has entrusted the design of its new Xbox to the Surface team.
- The next console could be delayed, a release date in 2026 has been mentioned.
- Microsoft is moving forward to catch up with the PS5.