Information regarding the future development of Xbox continues to be unveiled by the FTC, with the latest being the announcement of Xbox’s next console, expected to launch around 2028. Microsoft positions itself as a hybrid gaming platform, bridging the gap between console and cloud.
In addition to this, crucial details regarding the processors that Microsoft will consider have been revealed. The CPU may potentially be either an ARM64 or x64 from AMD (Zen 6) architecture, blending small and large cores. As for the GPU, it will continue to be developed in collaboration with AMD or by acquiring licensing rights from AMD. The information specifies that the GPU will be codenamed Navi 5 (RDNA 5) at that time. Furthermore, the NPU will strike a balance between programming and performance enhancement in specific tasks, extending to the graphic chips’ efficiency, both in terms of lighting and upscaling.
TLDR: Xbox’s upcoming console, set to launch in 2028, will function as a hybrid gaming platform, merging console and cloud. Processor considerations include an ARM64 or x64 CPU from AMD (Zen 6), while the GPU will be developed with AMD or through licensing. Additional focus will be on the NPU to enhance programming and specific task performance, including improvements in graphics for lighting and upscaling.