Microsoft GM Acknowledges New Xbox

by Jim Reilly on Aug 06, 2012 at 07:43 AM

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]