Paul Thurrott, who seemingly has some inside knowledge of Microsoft's Xbox division, has stated that the Next Xbox announcement has been pushed back from its previous projected date of April
Dem last minute changes.
From the article: "Thurrot also originally proposed the idea of Microsoft announcing the new Xbox in April". So Michael Patcher 2.0 is retracting his prediciton. Okay. I think it's important to remember that officially, a successor to the Xbox 360 doesn't exist.
It has nothing to do with changing the specs of the NextBox. That is not possible at this state if we take as a consideration of possible release date on November. The only thing that they can change/upgrade is the HDD and "Maybe" just saying maybe a little more of the same type of RAM. So the only thing that I can think of is a possible reveal at the E3 (So they don't have to pull 2 shows with only 1 month of difference in between them)
@xxlucky Are you serious believing that they don't want to leaking? Who are going to copy them now? Valve? Sony already show their specs so its not gonna be Sony to copy xbox its rather xbox copy PS4. LOL
@ xxLucky - it's getting pretty late in the day to copy anything - we're seven-to-eight months from launch, far too late to meaningfully change hardware specs (without pushing the launch back into 2014) - and Sony would look right odd changing them just after detailing what those hardware specs are. It's very odd that MS has basically conceded the first half of the year, media-wise, to the PS4 - they want to be getting their ideas and the like out there (both to the public and developers).
With the rumor of "always on" getting so much negative attention. I wouldn't be surprised if this is why it was pushed back. To rethink the idea or maybe get rid of it all together.
They need to UP UP UP their specs after the event of 20 Feb, that's why.
@shoryuken & axe99 actually MS changed the amount of RAM the 360 had after they announced their specs, not long before the console release. And about the copying, it doesnt necessary have to be the specs, look at how fast the WiiU second screen concept got 'stolen' by MS with smartglass and by Sony with the Vita
...I know! I mean Sega outright STOLE from the WiiU with their Dreamcast controller insert screen. No integrity with these time-travelling developers! (All technological pushes are founded on 99% imitation, 1% innovation - Its just that the innovation and subsequent application is massively important!)
Scared of Sony??? Lol they could buy Sony 20 times over, if they wanted to lol
@Silver Beld,DatjDom81, DrakesFortune, LuckyStrike,and Nodoze Thays some pathetic shit LMAO! you guys need a life...
Hell they should just wait until E3 now since its going to me in May.
Well the countdown on major nelson's website that was covered all over the gaming media including n4g back on January 2nd 2013 that's counting down to E3 is the first time MS has ever done a countdown so it was pretty much expected that MS would reveal the next xbox at E3. http://n4g.com/news/1148440... http://majornelson.com/?s=c... I don't know why anyone would believe this nobody who's rumor was that MS would announce in April and now pushed back to May. Why would MS do that when they already have a countdown to E3 to do it?
Yeah but E3 won't solve MS's problems, it will only highlight them, because Sony will also be at E3, with a ton of stuff to show off. And so will Nintendo and Valve. MS will have to share the spotlight 4 ways, with Sony having the biggest shine (so far) of the 4. Seriously, MS better do a show before E3 or else it won't get the individual attention it needs. The question however, is does MS even have a worthy next-gen console reveal that is worth watching? Or is it just more apps, Kinect, and Usher. A delay makes one wonder...
but they want the hype train to be going prior to E3 so more people will tune in to E3 to see all the games and learn all the specific details of the console.
I'm pretty sure MS is pushing back the Durango announcement to the third week(sometime during 11-13) in June. It would be silly to make a announcement in May and E3 right in June.
I believe he tweeted it for May 21st.
I wouldn't call it silly. Announcing not long before E3 would make it the thing being talked about in the run up to E3. I'd say that would be a smart move.
I think they are moving away from the NFL draft. I thought it was stupid to do it around that weekend anyway. If it has been pushed back. Most of the target audience will be watching the draft.
Good thing too. They better not release this until its ready. We wouldn't want another RROD episode! Besides, there are plenty of Xbox 360 games to keep people busy even if the next Xbox doesn't release this year. MGSV, BF4, next COD, Fifa, AC IV, Watch Dogs...etc..etc. AND OF COURSE GTA V!
I'm not sure Konami said MGS 5 was coming to Xbox
"plenty of Xbox 360 games to keep people busy even if the next Xbox doesn't release this year. MGSV, BF4, next COD, Fifa, AC IV, Watch Dogs...etc..etc. AND OF COURSE GTA V!" lol. they're all multiplats so technically, they aren't 360 games *I apologize for my inner fanboy*
@WildStyles... Last minute changes? Changes to what exactly? Oh ... last minute changes to rumors. I see. rumored event, rumored specs, rumors, rumors, rumors...
So you're saying it all just springs into existence at the moment of announcement? If games are being developed for a launch later in the year, then there are specs of some kind. They may or may not be making or considering changes, but to say it's an impossibility because there's nothing to change is pretty silly.
Who knows??? As long as they get it right. Whatever they have cookin. One thing MS don't seem to worried about Sony and the PS4. CANNNNN YOUUUUUU SMEEEEEEEEL WHAT MS IS COOKIN!!!!
Looks like someone one got cold feet. MS can't even put on a simple show that highlights some of the offerings of the next xbox? Really?! "@thurrott how do you know?" "@darrenb1988 Hi, I'm Paul Thurrott. Nice to meet you." https://twitter.com/thurrot...
Come on man. The surface event actually showed hardware lol and it runs real software lol. It's one of the best reveals in a while. They learned alot from Steve jobs.
You can't tell me they're not scrambling to compete! Yet everyone's saying that Microsoft isn't concerned! Hell if I was a console maker I'd be concerned. Like I said earlier, the fact that Sony launched a pre-emtive strike by announcing first has put Microsoft at a disadvantage. Some don't want to hear it, but it's only logical, especially since Sony duped Microsoft by saying that they would allow Microsoft to make an announcement first! What that did was allow Microsoft an opportunity to fall into a false sense of security. Thinking that there was no rush, then BAMM! Sony makes an announcement. Talk about "Punch Drunk"! I would say that would be a accurate description of what was going on at Microsoft Headquarters. Kind of reminds me of when Iron Mike Tyson first fought Spinks. Mike Tyson replied after the fight " I just hit him in his equilibrium, I knew I had him!" Lol
Like I support the moves Sony are making, you support the moves Microsoft are making! So your reply means "What Exactly"? Seems like you're defending the team you support! See no spin involved.
Well said my man!!!
@scissor_runner: "The ms surface is way more sexier than the ps4 right now. I mean it has an i5 CPU in it and it can run big boy programs. That is not even a gaming platform." It can run "big boy" applications precisely because it isnt a gaming platform. You think the next xbox is going to be capable of running Office and Visual Studio?
I think Microsoft is afraid of showing a new console that won't come out blazing like PS4 did. Microsoft would NEED to have a library of ready games, promises, features that can compete with PS4 and make it look Better somehow.... Them doing it in April, we could presume the Hype for PS4 would still be around so they want to wait until it POSSIBLY dies down?....Perhaps.
Yes, in your world Ballmer is at home literally crapping bricks. You should go watch Barbarians at the Gate and then tell me if they're scared.
@Icicle Yes, because Microsoft employees aren't allowed to feel fear, anxiety, anticipation and business-pressure. Good logic. If I say they're afraid and for good reason, you illogically have to make an exaggerated story to counter it? Lol OKAY THEN. Let's see exactly what Microsoft does for themselves in trying to outdo what everyone knows the PS4 is capable of and surpassing it outside of Kinect 2.0 and Always-Online.
Good or bad, people are talking about next Xbox. It's a rumor of a rumor of a rumor of a .... Some of these comments are quite funny. I heard a rumor that the next Xbox is going to have 16 heads, 5 torsos, 13 eyes and 5 tails.
Damnit MS.... EDIT: People saying "MS scared" Please, scared of what? Anyway I am upset that MS is delaying the reveal. The more they delay the more people will expect. So far, I am expecting allot, all this waiting better be worth it at the end. Despite my frustration, I'm still rootin for MS.
scared of what??? scared of sony fool!!!!
I cannot wait for E3. Sony most certainly have a sale from me whatever happens. It seems to be pushing all the right buttons. The thing I find most odd is the early reveal from Sony. Was it reactionary based on something they found out about the competition or just saw an opportunity? MS have every chance to get me on board too. It worries me that they seem quite happy to change personality for turning a quick profit though. Despite owning a 360, the evolution of the product to me feels artificially orchestrated and engineered like a board meeting of how to make a 'successful games machine' but it also has to be said that quite a few of those ideas actually turned out pretty damn good. We hear that the platform is great to develop for and much of the operating system and features are great too. I suppose the great thing about their silence is that you cannot truly dismiss it until they are ready to let us in on it.
it could mean they are changing the always on DRM aspect since that would probably signal the end of the machine. Who the hell would buy a console with no used game option?
Telling you, Microsoft got caught with their pants down, just as they did to Sony last gen.
First was march (no show) then it was april and now is may.... just leave it for E3 so they can have something to talk about beside Kinect 2 and the new core gamers(the ladies)
You say Halo, Gears, Fable have run its course??
PS4 announces Killzone 4 & Infamous 2, & some Knack Sh**... and Halo 4 outsold the entire Killzone Franchise by itself...Now, who has run its course?
M$ isn't announcing anything because they dont have to!
The 360 is still making great sales & money.
SONY didnt even show a machine, they just talked.
M$ basically said to N4G & SONY "you have nothing"! We (M$) can wait til E3 to blow you away, period!
theyve doubts after watching the impressive PS4
You can't push back or cancel a event that was never announced, lol! Maybe someone relized they didnt know what they were talking about for said April event? Why can't people just deal with the fact WE KNOW NOTHING about the next xbox, DAMN! P.S. this isn't even news its a rumor on a rumor, lmao!
Rumor-inception as it has fondly become to be known.
Question, has the timer counting down to E3 been reset? No? Then the reveal remains as it was originally planned.
In May, this dude will claim it has been pushed even further to June. Watch this space.
I highly doubt these rumored Xbox press events were real to being with. I just don't see M$ doing that, when they can just wait till E3 and announce/show off everything about the Next-Gen Xbox all in one show and "try" to steal some of Sony's thunder within a 2.5hr press conference.
Try but if its just confirmed rumours it wont work to just show specs
Sony probably made em sweat a little bit so they need to modify the console
So he is debunking his previous rumor by making another rumor? Those MS insiders.
It's called Rumorception...a rumor within a rumor lol
Why have a countdown to E3 if they're going to announce it before?
Thank you, someone on this site who uses their mind. There is not doubt we won't see a reveal until E3. The countdown site made that very clear in my mind. What changes do people expect them to do? Games are already developed, systems are close, if not already, in development for the fall release. MS is just going to do a huge E3, simple as that.
Microsoft announcing the new Xbox in April only a rumor. Not offical. The 360 was announced in May.
making adjustments of a reveal rumor with another inside rumor is humor :-)
how can push something back that has never been announced?
just proves that there is no known fact about the next Xbox .... just wait for E3 to find out .....
the only clue we have that is solid fact is the countdown started by major nelson
But there's no solid proof that the countdown pertains to the next xbox specifically either!
You sir read with ur eyes closed I.clearly said the word CLUE that we have is a countdown that is a fact at this moment.....
But once again it's speculation! Just because you want something to be true doesn't make it so, until it's revealed to be true! So far the ones who could do that is Microsoft themselves, and they haven't yet. The same happened with Sony, it was all speculations until Sony revealed them to be true. Good sir I understand what you're saying it' more so in response to what was said above you, I just couldn't reply directly
@ Stuna, He never said that is when they will do it, he just said more info we have right now points to an E3 announcement. Simple as that.
Lol maybe they're pulling a fast one on Sony like what Sony did to MS.
Unless MS sent out invites to Media and investors to attend this "April Event" you can't really say they are pushing anything back. Thats like saying a game that had no release date but was rumored to becoming in May and then gets officially announced for a June release is getting "pushed back". Once I hear invites have been sent to attend, I will believe its real.
No sure, take your time. /s
if they keep on doing this, then I am surely getting a ps4 this holiday by the way MS don't have any appealing exclusives other than halo and GOW if u are thinking of third party games they will be released on ps4 also.. so just stop the hype....future of Xbox= Kinect play..
Well maybe they heard their fans and the gaming community in general and said to themselves "bad idea!" either way good for them...
Here's a rumor. MS is partnering with Comcast for their exclusive internet provider and will be offering 3 different package deals. 1. Basic Box - $9.95 a month / Same as Silver but with basic cable. 2. Premium Box - $29.95 a month / Same as Gold now but offers more channels but comes with a 20G DVR. 3. Platinum Box - $69.95 a month / Same as Gold but offers some services for free, comes with a 100G DVR, over 700 channels & over 140 in HD. That's FULL HD Ends sarcasm
angry face......you had me reading all the way.. kmt
It would be kinda funny. Plus if you have crazy roommate drama the Kinect camera will sense that and start recommending the t.v. shows, Friends and Seinfeld.
Of course MS is taking its time because the NExt box will have BC with the X360. If they announced it now, sales of X360 will dropped. It is smart business, why do you think MS keep rolling in $$$?
Great logic. Sell the 360 to new customers now while they can. The kind of customer who waits eight years to buy a 360 will surely buy a 720 soon anyway, so MS might as well squeeze that 360 sale in their too. Sound business strategy right there. It's a great way for MS to double up on those ultra-profitable hardware sales, while avoiding the costly business of letting the existing 80 million 360 owners know that they can go ahead and buy all the 360 games they want from this point forward knowing they will all work on the 720.