In a major leak, Microsoft's plans for the next generation of Xbox consoles have been revealed, including a heavy focus on «cloud hybrid» technology, machine learning, and AI.
By Hayley Williams on
A number of sensitive documents detailing Xbox's upcoming plans have been leaked due to the FTC v. Microsoft court case, including a number of slides detailing plans for Microsoft's next generation of consoles. The future consoles have a focus on «cloud hybrid» technology, and seem poised to encourage a greater use of AI and machine learning in gaming tech.
The vision for the next generation, as laid out in the Xbox documentation, is to «develop a next generation hybrid game platform capable of leveraging the combined power of the client and cloud to deliver deeper immersion and entirely new classes of game experiences.»
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A table of key strategic decisions shows that Microsoft is considering switching to an ARM64 CPU, like the Nintendo Switch uses. Points listed under «graphics innovation» also show Microsoft is targeting DirectX raytracing for its next-gen consoles, as well as machine learning-powered graphical enhancement.
In general Microsoft seems to be putting a lot of focus on AI and machine learning for its next generation, touting its use for «optimization and acceleration of game performance, operations, and development for players and creators.» In a table of features that could be «powered by AI & ML,» Microsoft lists a number of areas from matchmaking and player discovery to AI game testing and optimizing monetization.
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