If you can believe it, we're already into the third year of Xbox Series X|S, which means hardware refreshes could be inbound soon. Last generation we were about to learn of the Xbox One S and Xbox One X at this point in the console's life cycle, and publisher Take-Two reckons we could be close to seeing similar refreshes for Xbox Series.
The company held its latest earnings call last night, which included a bunch of Q&As from investors and other outlets. Gamesindustry.biz posed the question of mid-gen console upgrades to Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick, who mentioned that they were "probably" on the way:
"We probably will [see mid-gen consoles]..."
"And they [One X/PS4 Pro] did not affect the business very much."
Lately, 'PS5 Pro' has been heavily rumoured for a late 2024 release, but we've heard very little on the Xbox side of things. Microsoft recently revealed that hardware sales have dropped though, and we'd assume the company wants to compete with anything Sony does with PS5 hardware.
For now, even the PS5 Pro is still a rumour, so we'll have to wait and see how things shake out. Zelnick seems to think such consoles are coming though, even if he doesn't appear particularly impressed with how Xbox One X and PS4 Pro performed in the market last-gen.