From the Xbox Series X’s announcement, Microsoft has made it clear their goal is not to follow the well-trodden path of the console cycle. Instead, the latest Xbox machine will be one in a series of machines, with different hardware but able to run the same software. This series of machines includes the now seven-year-old Xbox One as well as any PC with the ability to run games. They will focus on making Game Pass the Netflix of gaming. What this means for the Xbox brand will eventually lead to the death of the box itself.
The Series X may be Microsoft’s brand new console but they aren’t going to support it in any meaningful way during the first few years of its life. Almost every major title announced for the Series X is also coming to both the Xbox One and Windows and almost all of those will be made available on Game Pass. This means essentially that you won’t need to buy a Series X to experience everything Microsoft has planned for the next few years so long as you have an Xbox One and pay for the Game Pass subscription.
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