Microsoft launched the Xbox One in 2013 and the One S refresh was launched in 2016.
The Xbox One X launched in 2017.
Microsoft is gearing up to launch the Xbox Series X, its next generation console in 2020.
It is 2020 and all eyes are on Sony and Microsoft for the new consoles they are going to launch at the end of the year. But if you have clicked to read this article, chances are you do not own the current console generation and are looking at picking one up and the only question running through your mind is, is it worth it?
Well, if you have not picked one up already, then you clearly aren't a dedicated console gamer, or are potentially looking at entering the console gaming community or are a first-time console gamer or any other reason - point being, you haven't picked one up and yet are thinking about. With the new console on the horizon, does it make sense to pick up the Xbox One? Well, the short answer is yes, but let us elaborate.
The Netflix for games is available on Xbox
This is a Netflix-like service for video games. It has more than a hundred games which keep changing on a regular basis and you get access to these games for a monthly fee. You can download the games to your console and play them as long as they are a part of the service of Netflix. If you like the game, you can purchase it for a discount and own it, so when it leaves the service you can still play it.
The cherry on the cake is the fact that all Xbox exclusive games will be available on day 1 as a part of Game Pass. So when Ori and the Will of the Wisps releases exclusively for the Xbox on March 11, 2020, you will play it at the same time if you have the Game Pass subscription. Also, when Halo Infinite releases at the end of the year for the Xbox, you will play it on launch day if you are subscribed to Game Pass.
Microsoft will also give gamers the ability to stream games installed on their console to their smartphone. This concept is currently in the preview phase, and you can read more about it here.
If you buy an Xbox console today, know that it will take you a couple of years to run through the library of some of the best games for the system. Let's say during your time with the console you invest in a new controller or an Xbox One Elite controller 2, then know that these accessories and your library of games will be compatible with the upcoming Xbox Series X. All your subscriptions will carry forward too, cementing you in the Xbox ecosystem.