Microsoft seeks AMD for Assistance with Xbox Series X Production

Microsoft seeks AMD for Assistance with Xbox Series X Production
The Siliconreview
04 January, 2021

The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have been on the market since November, but they're still very difficult to find, with frustrated gamers jumping on every retail drop. Many come up empty-handed, resorting to high prices on eBay to join the next generation of gaming. It is clear Microsoft is still facing difficulties with meeting the astronomical demand for its consoles. However, according to Phil Spencer, VP of Gaming at Microsoft, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel.

During a recent appearance on Xbox Live director of programming Larry Hryb's video podcast, Spencer said Microsoft is tapping AMD to help meet the punishing demand, TechRadar reports. AMD is responsible for manufacturing the GPU and CPU for the new Xbox consoles. The firm stated that it is building new processors and it has all the assembly lines going.

In response to fans' frustration, Spencer said it's down to physics and engineering. He acknowledged that, in addition to the PlayStation 5 supply woes plaguing Sony, there's just a lot of interest in gaming right now. Unfortunately, there's no immediate projected date for when we could see Xbox Series X shortages dissipate.