Microsoft has announced that it is no longer developing games for the Xbox One console, signaling a full transition to the current generation of gaming with the Xbox Series X/S. While existing titles for the Xbox One, such as Minecraft and Halo Infinite, will continue to receive support, there are no new titles in development for the older console, according to Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty.
The decision to move on from the Xbox One was inevitable, as it allows Microsoft to fully leverage the capabilities of the Xbox Series X/S hardware and deliver more advanced and complex gaming experiences. By focusing on the latest generation, Microsoft can avoid the limitations imposed by the decade-old Xbox One hardware. However, Microsoft recognizes that players who still own an Xbox One will not be left behind entirely, as they will have the opportunity to play Xbox Series X/S titles through Xbox Cloud Gaming.