Think the Xbox One is will be the last of its kind? Erm, Microsoft wants a word.

Tweeting in response to a question over whether the Xbox One will be the last living room box as "we know it", running on local hardware, Microsoft Studios corporate VP Phil Spencer said he didn't believe that would be the case.

"I don't," read his reply. "I think local compute will be important for a long time."

Spencer then went on to add that despite the improvements in cloud streaming, the local hardware still demands improvements: "You can look at mobile, connected to faster networks, more cloud services but local power still increases each gen."

Xbox Two? Xbox Zero? Xbox One Two?

With the announcement of PlayStation Now making us question whether the PS5 will need much local power at all, the question to Microsoft about the next Xbox feels more relevant than ever.

Still, the Xbox One has only just been released, and we think it's got a few years in it before it needs to worry about what's coming next. That is, unless the Steam Machines really do rock the boat.