Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) will release the next version of its Xbox video-game machine, the top-selling console, in time for the holidays next year, according to people familiar with the company’s plans.
Geez not a good time to say with it being the holiday season currently and them wanting to sell more 360s
I'm sure this will go largely unnoticed by consumers. If they've been paying attention at all they'd be anticipating the next console next year regardless of what Bloomberg just said. We just saw MS report ramped up spending in the R&D last quarter which signalled production of the 360 had kicked into high gear. Given the timing from when we saw this last time, holidays 2013 seems likely. And given the fact that we haven't seen Sony ramp up R&D spending which indicate a new console in the works, it looks like they'll be following MS again. Unless we see that increase in R&D spending this current quarter. If it comes any later than that, judging by historical timelines I doubt they'd make holiday 2013.
I can't wait for the new xbox but I won't be on the new xbl. Xbl will cost probably 100 quids or more than it is now so ill be gaming mostly on the ps4. I'm hoping that the ps4 is more powerful since Sony will have the most exclusive and unique titles but if the xbox next is more powerful then it might be my console to game on mainly with ps4 used to game online.
Hatsune What makes you think it'll cost a lot more than it does now? Is it stupidity or just some knowledge that you've somehow obtained. XBL will most likely cost the exact same on the next xbox.
It's hard to notice ramped up spending in between all that red ink.
Either xbl cost will increase by putting more value into the subcription or xbl cost will increase by having more choices, a silver/gold/platinum subscription. But cost wont go down for sure cuz so many ppl supports xbl. If anything, it'll stay the same or increase.
Ohh dear Microsoft is rushing it again! Lets hope the hardware is more reliable this time. It's good they bring it for the holiday season sooner the better.
To me that sounds about right! Devs would have had the Next Box dev kits for over 2.5 years by Holiday 2013 and the games should be ready. I'm looking forward to a better Kinect and New IPs. Hopefully new IPs from Microosft! OH and i figure Sony will strike 6 months later! No way in hell they wait a year this time around!
Its rumored that there will be 2 models (both same price) One for the kinect players but it has a less powerful gpu And the other one that does not come with a kinect comes with a better gpu(graphics card) The kinect one will be for mediocre gamers
I hope the 720 or w/e it's called is @E3 and that MS will speak on the hardware and features
Based on what MS has done in the past I'm not convinced they will reveal at E3. My bet is they will use MTV again because it worked so well last time.
They may not reveal at e3, and instead reveal it just prior to e3 but you can bet the bank they will be talking about it at e3.
MTV was barely relevant then and now.. it's definitely not the platform to reveal a new console on. I can see them holding their own show like nintendo did. If they absolutely must be on tv I think they would be on spike or g4. It would be funny if it landed on G4. MTV was on a downward spiral during the 360 reveal, G4 is now closing it's doors. Makes sense.
People watch MTV didnt they use to show music video's? Should just rename it to TDTV Tween Drama television.
Well, if they were to reveal the console like they did with the 360 they might show it on Spike Tv/ Game trailers this time around.
next gen usher game.
360 will keep selling but they need a ne wConsole out of the Gate, this Gen is already limited. Xbox 3 will bring a range of new possibilities, both online and offline gaming.
cant wait to see what the new systems offer & how much they will cost..
Tell us something we didn't know.
i cant read it
Hopefully we don't have to pay for Live.
That'll be the day.....
You don't pay for Live now seeing how you don't have an Xbox. Nice attempt with the whole "we" part though.
Your name pretty much explains you, all wrong. I do have a Xbox 360. Next time don't pretend like you know people when you don't know them at all.
We don't have to pay for live . Its a choice. It looks like MS will be first and sony will be playing catch up again.
Hopefully MS can finally CATCH UP on providing PLENTY of EXCLUSIVES (not the cheap Exclusive/Timed DLC tactics) and it's HIGHLY doubtful as it was this gen that MS will attempt to provide NEW IPS with FRESH/DIFFERENT ideas!
Yeah, because people would really CHOOSE not to play the online part of their games...
I hope its true!I wait next-xbox.
But what is 2 SKUs involving one just being a media box that cant play games?
Think something similar to roku or to be honest. .. the Ouya (spelling?). No disc drive, connects to tv and possibly integrates with cable provider systems. .. and it will play only downloadable arcade titles with a small amount of memory for the games.
Can someone fix the link!? EDIT: Here it is - http://www.bloomberg.com/ne...
My horrible expierence with 360 has made me more worry some about going with MS next gen... especially at launch! I also want to see NEW EXCLUSIVE IPs! It's sad looking through my 360 games and finding copies of games that say "ONLY ON XBOX" to now know they are available on PS3 as well!
Seriously tell me why if you have a game are you worried about if its on another system