Submitted by JamesSterling87 1095d ago | opinion piece

Are We Truly Ready For The Next Xbox Generation?

PopBucket writes: With this year’s E3 out of the way, it’s become very apparent that we won’t see a next generation console from Microsoft until at least 2013/14. Many seemed saddened by this fact, but personally, I’m not sure we’re actually ready to say goodbye to our old friend, Xbox 360.

There are a number of factors which lead us to believe that we won’t see a next generation Xbox (Xbox 720?) for quite some time. These range from the demand from developers, the cost of hardware to the more simple aspects, like what the market actually wants from a console. Put the kettle on and join us below as we speculate wildly on these issues. (Microsoft, Next-Gen, Tag Invalid, Xbox 360)

versusALL  +   1095d ago
Hells yeah, bring it on!
MultiConsoleGamer  +   1095d ago
I was ready two years ago.


My body is ready.
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Wizziokid  +   1095d ago
The 360 has run it's course we are defiantly ready for the next xbox, however the PS3 could still have a year or two left with games like Beyond: Two Souls showcasing that.

either way I'll be happy to buy my nextgen system day one, if it's a year or even two from now. I just hope we get out of this FPS trend and see some new IP's
JBSleek  +   1095d ago
How could you possibly dismiss Microsoft from this generation yet give PS3 a year to two year stay.

Beyond: Two Souls and Last of Us doesn't cause a generational stay they are games coming out in 2013 to help the year along they are not games that should force the PS4 from coming out when the new Xbox comes out.
Wizziokid  +   1095d ago
Because the PS3 is more powerful than the 360 and can still have it's boundaries push I.E Beyond and The Last of Us. I would say the 360 is at it's limit. it's just an observation on the consoles power.
krazykombatant  +   1095d ago
PS3 is more powerful than xbox duh!!

Seriously, last I checked demanding games such as BF3 the ps3 had the same graphics power and player count as the xbox. Graphics aren't the only thing when it comes to next gen. Interective environments, smarter AI and many other are what make up a better next gen. Please get your head out of sony's ass.
JBSleek  +   1095d ago
Has that power referred to every single game? No and only a few exclusives can be deemed graphically better than an Xbox 360.

Also you act as if PS3 is so much more powerful than the 360 which isn't even noticable. If you compare the two graphics on the same game side by side you couldn't tell the difference.

If Beyond is anything like Heavy Rain that isn't ground breaking or innovating it is an interactive movie hardly worth keeping six year old technology.

Last of Us comes out Q1 2013 so at that moment it has Gears of War to contend with via sales. As Beyond will have to contend with Bungies Destiny.

PS4 needs to come out in 2013 plain and simple and prolonging this generation any further more as the two competitors are given free market is not good business.

Let's assume PS4 comes out in 2014. Then not only has Wii-U had two years and will likely be $199 at that moment but Xbox will once again stole the thunder early and often.

If you can honestly say two games should delay an ENTIRE new generation because you deem them boundry pushers which isn't even the case then you can wait 2014/2015 to play acceptable games.
StreetsofRage  +   1095d ago
Yup! I'm ready for next gen period. My 360 and ps3 has done their job. After seeing insane PC mods, StarWars 1313, Watchdogs, Battlefield 3 on maximum settings, and Crysis on max settings... You can clearly see that console gaming needs a serious upgrade.

Bring it on!!!
JamesSterling87  +   1095d ago
This goes deeper than the desire to see new tech, IPs and the return of existing franchises. This is more about putting increasing pressure (from both a finance and tech perspective) on an industry that is already feeling the burn of our economy.

I'd love to see what improvements that can come from the next generation of super consoles, but I don't want to see more developers suffering the same fate of 38 Studios, Twisted Metal and Team Bondi.
Fyflin  +   1095d ago
I'll be happy if I can pick one up at the end of next year. By that point the good old 360 will be 8 years old so it'll be time for MS to put a new console in the spotlight.
vega275  +   1095d ago
I'm ready. Already got my money saved up for the next Xbox and the wiiu. I just really hope the next Xbox is backward compatible.
cuddlemonkey  +   1095d ago
My body's saying "let's go" but my heart is saying "no"
segamon  +   1095d ago
well of course, what kind of questions is that?!
ChunkyLover53  +   1095d ago
I've been ready for a couple of years now. The 720 should have came out in 2010, 2011 at the latest. I've had an Xbox 360 since launch in 2005, I'm more then ready to experience the next version and the games that are coming with it.
gazgriff2k12  +   1095d ago
NO wouldn't buy a microsoft product even if its shit gold same goes for apple stay away far far away
cuddlemonkey  +   1095d ago
Well I guess it sucks being you Sony / Linux fan
JBSleek  +   1095d ago
So you avoid a top software company (Microsoft) and the innovator of the phone (Apple) for your own invalid reasons even if they came out with a great product such as Windows 7 or iPad.

Then what company do you buy products from? Samsung, Vizio, Sony, HP? Those are good choices for different products but not buying a product from a company instead of the certain product is very unintelligent but I assume ignorance is bliss.

Then you are going to give your reasons why you don't buy from Microsoft which won't really be good and how you are loyal to a company even though they don't care about you but you will still argue the moot point that Sony has been with me for *insert years here* and they have never failed me even though there is facts that back up otherwise.

Why not enjoy all companies and pick who has the best product. I use Windows not because of allegiance but for best option. I use a Sony Viao not for the company but for what was best. Can we stop the nonsense already and grow up.
gazgriff2k12  +   1095d ago
google how evil and corrupt microsoft and apple are plus there the biggest rip offs imho. i use windows 7 but haven't brought it but ill have to when i buy my sony viao because microsoft have the monopoly on operating system and i cant be arsed to learn and use linux.

JB SLeek what kind of viao do u own, what made you buy?

p.s is everyone ready for the next xbox i reckon they've been ready for about two years seeing how microsoft have done nothing but halo, forza and kinect. i would be super pissed if i was an xbox owner. i see the future its xbox 10 with halo 55 and kinect 5 and dumb glass
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Ramas  +   1095d ago
ofcourse we are ready, games starting to look sucky little by little on this gen, especialy we need next gen for open world games so we are able to see far in the distance, better loading times and more details.
level 360  +   1095d ago
The inevitability is near..
urwifeminder  +   1095d ago
This is the first time i have not renewed live on 360 since its release i will when halo4 and forza release,got sick of waiting went pc but i will get the new console maybe wii u also.
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Gorbenshore  +   1095d ago
I think many people are ready. Hopefully the NextBox comes soon.
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