What happened to 6 or more year longer console cycles? They are gone, long gone. Recent rumors via Kotaku and Polygon hint that Microsoft will release two new versions of the Xbox One within the coming year or two. The first one will be a slimmed down version of the current hardware with a new controller design to it which will be about 40 percent smaller and may have 4k resolution support. The other is code name Scorpio which will be four times stronger than the current Xbox one which will run at 6 teraflops. This is currently a Rumor! But if true, by 2017 Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft will all release a new console which may bring about the 9th generation consoles early.