According to Microsoft's head of Xbox games marketing, the end of console generations is near and Project Scorpio will be heralding it.

Sitting down with Engadget during Gamescom 2016, Aaron Greenberg talked about Microsoft's upcoming console code-named Project Scorpio, saying "the future is without console generations" and the company is betting big that gamers will be embracing that idea.

"We're basically saying, ‘This isn't a new generation; everything you have continues forward and it works.' We think of this as a family of devices," he said.

There has always been a huge gap between console releases, but more than just speeding up hardware turnover, Microsoft is looking into building upon the existing library and community that Xbox already has. Hardware improvements will always come but Greenberg said that Microsoft is focused on bringing Xbox games to as many players as possible.

In July, the Xbox One outsold the PlayStation 4 for the first time in 2016 in terms of monthly sales. The last time that Microsoft had this edge over Sony was in November 2015.

It seems Sony enjoys enjoys being in the lead most of the time but this doesn't faze Microsoft, even in the face of a gap as big as 20 million units sold by the end of 2016.

According to Greenberg, console sales are healthy and so is engagement, what with Xbox One usage up by 18 percent in July.

Project Scorpio was officially revealed during E3 2016, touting a better GPU that can handle gaming at 4K resolution at 60 Hz. Greenberg said players don't have to worry about compatibility because when they are ready to upgrade, their content will go with them.

He also added that there will be no games exclusive to Project Scorpio, although the upcoming console will offer VR support, so a new experience can still be expected of the newest member of the Xbox family.

Earlier in the month the Xbox One S was released, making some wonder if they should hold off on the slimmer Xbox One and wait a few months for the Xbox Scorpio's release in 2017.

Others, however, had no trouble making the decision to stick with the Xbox One S, especially when a limited-edition 2 TB variant was released. The 2 TB model has now been sold out but those still interested in the Xbox One S can still get their hands on the console when the 500 GB and 1 TB variants come out.

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