With many problems encountered by the Xbox One, it led to many speculations if Microsoft is about to discontinue its plan to create a follow-up to their current console.
But as reported by Gamespot, it seems that the Xbox One will unlikely be the last console by the company according to current gaming division head Phil Spencer.
When asked in a new interview if he foresees a day when Xbox only exists as an app, a storefront or a brand only instead of an actual piece of hardware, Spencer said, "No, I fully expect that you'll see another console from us,"
"Our best customers are Xbox console customers, and I want to keep those people engaged both on the Xbox One and anything we might do in the future. I'm 100 percent committed to that."
He further added that he and the company do not want to dilute what customers of the Xbox console feel and said that he also wants to expand what more can he able to do for them.
Moreover, Xbox executive Shannon Loftis also discussed the future of gaming at Microsoft and moving forward, Loftis said that it's one of the company's goals to make gaming "more inclusive across the board."
Apart from controller-centric games, Loftis also said that the tech giant is exploring "as many ways to make all of our experiences relevant across all of our platforms as we possibly can."
According to Uber Gizmo, there are some analysts and gaming industry experts who said that this current generation's consoles may be the last. Moreover, they expect that mobile and PC gaming to be the mainstay in the future of the industry.
Fortunately, the guys at Microsoft think otherwise.
In a related report by VG24/7, Spencer said that he loves the console experience and went on to say that, "It's obviously the core of what Xbox is about, and Xbox One is our most important gaming device inside the company. There's no doubt about that."
He also reiterated that there are millions of gamers who access Microsoft in other ways, whether through the Windows PC, their phone or even Skype.
Moreover, the guys at Xbox want to make sure that every Xbox customer feels as supported and engaged as possible.
However, it took nearly a decade to get the Xbox 360 and the chances of seeing a sequel to the Xbox One are possibly many years away. But then again, the Xbox One is barely here so until then, gamers should probably enjoy Microsoft's current offers.