XBOX boss Phil Spencer has explained why Microsoft decided against releasing a new, more powerful console this year.
Microsoft considered releasing a new, more powerful Xbox this year but decided against it to focus on a "true 4K console" instead.
The decisision was revealed by head of Xbox Phil Spencer who was talking to Eurogamer.
"We could have done a new update this year," Spencer revealed. "We actually looked at it. We went all the way to, we had the spec in front of us, should we ship something that's less than Scorpio this year, but in truth you can't do a true 4K console this year."
The decision to ultimately not release an upgraded console, was largedly decided because it would have resulted in a kind of "weird in the middle" between traditional 1080p graphics and 4K, Spencer explained.
"I just didn't think anything between what is effectively a 1080p console and the 4K console, like, from a consumer television standpoint there's nothing in the middle," he added.
"So let's go focus on 4K and next year was the right year to do that."
In its place Microsoft will instead release the new Xbox One S, a new slim line Xbox One.
The S will be 40% smaller, have a new slimmer controller, built-in power supply and can be placed horizontally or vertically with an optional stand.
Although it's worth noting that the S is not designed to play Xbox One games better than the original Xbox One console, which was also recently highlighted by Spencer.
For anyone wanted a more powerful Xbox, you'll have to wait until the release of the Project Scorpio, Microsoft's 4K-capable, VR-ready Xbox One launching holiday 2017.