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Microsoft Has Stopped Making All Xbox One Consoles

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Microsoft Has Stopped Making All Xbox One Consoles

Microsoft has confirmed it has stopped making all Xbox One consoles.

The tech giant actually discontinued the Xbox One X and the digital Xbox One S before the launch of the Xbox Series X at the end of 2020, with production of the standard Xbox One S also halted that year.

Microsoft has confirmed it has stopped making all Xbox One consoles. Credit: Alamy
Microsoft has confirmed it has stopped making all Xbox One consoles. Credit: Alamy

Cindy Walker, senior director of Xbox console product marketing, told The Verge: "To focus on production of Xbox Series X / S, we stopped production for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020."

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LADbible has contacted Microsoft for comment.

The confirmation reflects how quickly the new generation can become old news in the world of gaming, with technology continuing to advance at a rapid rate.

Indeed, Sony is currently working on a virtual reality headset which will take virtual reality gaming 'to a whole new level'.

The PlayStation VR2 will work with the PlayStation 5 and will feature an ultra high definition 4K HDR display inside the headset.

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Sony is working on a second generation PlayStation VR device. Credit: Alamy
Sony is working on a second generation PlayStation VR device. Credit: Alamy

A new set of controllers is also being created to go with the headset, while new sensory features including eye-tracking, headset feedback such as vibrations and 3D audio are being introduced too.

"PlayStation VR2 takes VR gaming to a whole new level, enabling a greater sense of presence and allowing players to escape into game worlds like never before," PlayStation’s Hideaki Nishino said.

"With the headset on and controllers in hand, players will feel a heightened range of sensations unlike any other – thanks to the creativity of the game worlds being built by our world-class developers, and the latest technology incorporated into the hardware.

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"Building upon our innovations from PS5, PlayStation VR2 adds a true next-gen experience with high-fidelity visuals, new sensory features, and enhanced tracking – along with a simplified single-cord setup."

The first game for the new system – which does not yet have a confirmed release date – has also been revealed, set in the world of the popular Horizon franchise.

Horizon Call Of The Mountain promises to offer a brand new adventure built specifically for PlayStation VR2, Sony said, as players take on the role of a new character, who will encounter series protagonist Aloy.

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Sony is yet to confirm whether or not the PlayStation VR2 will be released this year, so keep your eyes peeled folks.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: World News, Technology, Gaming, Microsoft

Jake Massey
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