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Former Xbox Boss Thinks Next-Gen Consoles Won’t Use Physical Media

September 7, 2015 Written by Mark Labbe

Robbie Bach

What will the next generation of consoles look like? What will they play like? We don’t know yet, and neither does former President of Entertainment & Devices Division at Microsoft Robbie Bach.

In a recent interview with GeekWire, Bach was asked about his thoughts on the next generation of consoles, and while he revealed he believes there will be another batch of systems after the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, he isn’t sure what they will actually look like.

I think there will be another generation. What the console looks like is a very interesting question.

Bach then asked the interviewer if the next generation of consoles will use physical media, and when the interviewer said “probably not,” Bach agreed. He explained that he isn’t sure what the systems will look like, but they “will be a whole new game.”

Probably not, so how does that look? Is it just a game box or is it more? What’s the balance between what an Apple TV is and what an Xbox or a PlayStation 4 is? These are really interesting questions, and the teams going to have to wrestle with those. That next generation will be a whole new game.

What do you think the next generation of consoles will be like?

[Source: GeekWire]