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How handheld gaming has become more complex – and more lucrative

Game Developer

This piece explores the recent development of the market, guided by Omdia’s brand-new Games Handheld Database, which forecasts value, volume, and installed base through to 2028 across all key devices and categories of dedicated gaming handheld.

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Xbox planning hybrid cloud gaming platform for 2028

GamesIndustry.biz

Microsoft is planning a "hybrid" Xbox platform for cloud gaming for 2028. According to documents leaked earlier this week by the FTC, and as reported by Rock Paper Shotgun , said platform would run cloud-based titles on a device setting consumers back less than $99, and has been in discussion since at least May 2022.

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Next Xbox planned for 2028

GamesIndustry.biz

As reported by Axios , an internal Microsoft chat log recently made public revealed that as of last spring, the company was still planning on having a successor to the Xbox Series X|S, and to have it in stores in 2028. The chat was released as part of the Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit to block the Activision Blizzard acquisition.

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Microsoft may launch next Xbox in 2028

Game Developer

It feels like the Xbox Series X|S has only just found itself, and its successor may not be that far out from release.

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Korea plans to grow console industry in the next five years

GamesIndustry.biz

Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism has said it intends to grow the country's console market by 2028 in order to revitalise its games industry. As reported by Yonhap News Agency , the government unveiled its five-year plan on Wednesday, aiming to reduce its reliance on mobile and online platforms and boost console sales.

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Microsoft wants all-digital Xbox Series X in 2024, next-gen "cloud hybrid" Xbox in 2028

Game Developer

Leaked documents submitted during the FTC v Microsoft case have laid out the company's hardware plans for the remainder of the decade.

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What did the industry really learn from the Xbox leak? | Microcast

GamesIndustry.biz

Among the revelations discussed are Microsoft targeting 2028 for its next Xbox console , full details of two mid-generation refreshes for Xbox Series X and S that are expected to launch next year, a hybrid cloud gaming platform due to launch by 2028, Bethesda's future line-up of games , and Spencer's ambition to acquire Nintendo.

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