Crazy GFX coder
The way I understood your previous post is that the PS5 is a 16+ tflops machine which made me scratch my head for a momentI said both 12 and 16 in my post by accident, the 16 was a typo, I meant 12. It was based on what Spencer said about being more than 8 times higher than the XB1 (over 10.3) and twice the X (12).
What I'm thinking mostly about is MS talking constantly about how they would use their software advantage to focus on "one platform across many devices, instead of multiple platforms across many devices". Having the X and the SX being 'one platform' would fulfill that goal, while splitting them would be the opposite. They also talked a lot about how they dont care about the vague concept of "winning", and only wanted people to game and have fun, so keeping games compatible across both consoles would also fulfill that goal.
I definitely wouldn't expect the original Xbox to keep being supported because really, that's a huge gap. I wouldn't even expect the games to be at 1080p, I think they'd go back to releasing games at 720p. Possibly even lower, which wouldn't make people happy. I just saw going from XB1->XBX to XBX->XBSX as a somewhat natural progression, keeping games alive on two sister consoles at once.
I think that too and the 1-2 year support may be just that. There is no reason later on to support the XB1 and wasting resources and time like I mention before using my job as an example. From the looks of it they will end support for the XB1 and the X1X may turn into the lower tier until we move to the next upgrade which may be the XSX X or whatever they want to call it which by then support for the X1X will end.
I think that is the only logical way of moving forward. MS is in a very weird position right now because if they let's say come with the XSX and stop supporting all current consoles with their upcoming games we know the bash would come as people would call them out for letting the rest behind. In other words there is no easy way to please people and more when you are the under dog and I would be the first to call them out for not using consumer friendly practices if that was the case.
There strategy is weird but fair IMO as it show support for those who recently invested in their console as well as make sure people know what other option they have. Unlike popular opinion I don't believe those titles won't make use of the new hardware. The reason is very simple and is because is limited to first party titles only and those developers always make sure they take the last juice out of the hardware.