The lights are on
Microsoft Windows general manager Brian Hall is probably going to get a talk from his bosses about a comment he made on a recent podcast. Hall said a new Xbox is on the way.
"We've operated Hotmail for about 16 years, we obviously have Exchange and Outlook that people use at work, and we just decided it was time to do something new and bring the best from each of those and put them together and release it right in time for the new wave of products that we have coming out with Windows 8, with the new version of Office, with the New Windows Phone and the new Xbox," he said on The Verge.
When asked about Brian's comment, Microsoft said in a statement, "Xbox 360 has found new ways to extend the console lifecycle by introducing controller-free experiences with Kinect and re-inventing the console with a new dashboard and new entertainment content partnerships. We are always thinking about what is next for our platform and how to continue to defy the lifecycle convention."
In March, Microsoft denied it would be showing new Xbox hardware at E3 2012, and the company stuck to its word. Right now, all we have are rumored reports and developer job listings pointing at next generation console development. A new Xbox reveal at E3 2013 seems likely at this point. Now we just have to wait.
[Source: The Verge]
Not shocked, no.
Is anyone surprised? I mean honestly, did anyone really need confirmation from an exec to know that a replacement for the Xbox has been in the pipeline?
Well I am skeptical and excited to see the new console. I was never really into moving around like the Wii or Kinect. I prefer to use a controller and I would also like the Kincet 2 or whatever equivalent to be more reliable and not as sensitive to movement.
good job Microsoft, let me save up this money don't rush...You could use a even more awesome XBOX
Well, the chances of Sony finally announcing the next Playstation has shot up.
Some of the comments are right, this guy might get fired now and that is utterly ridiculous. For Christ's sake people, this is the game industry, not f****** espionage! There is no reason to keep things as super secret as they have been doing for the last few years. You aren't going to crack any code or win any prize for being more sneaky then your competitors.
Of course they'd acknowledge a new xbox...Hell, I acknowledge it and have not a bit to do with its production.
Mmmm, very interesting.
Well, its nice to know hey have been developing
Seems like it was a slip of the tongue. I wonder how long it was after he finished that sentence before he realized what he had done.
I think the 360 has a few good years left in her as well as the PS3. In all honesty I like many others are not eager to throw down another $400 for a new console. Unless they make great strides in the graphical department and or some technological advancement (nothing gimmicky like "3d gaming" or what have you),I will not be paying for a "re-skinned" 360 (or PS3).
Well, this is certainly...interesting...