Submitted by pat_11_5 968d ago | opinion piece

Where is the next generation Xbox? Not at GDC

There weren’t even any rumours swirling around the show floor at this year's GDC. Video game developers and graphics card manufacturers were also reluctant to say anything about Microsoft’s new console.

Microsoft, where is your next-generation console? (Microsoft, Next-Gen, Xbox 360)

nitrogav  +   968d ago
Microsoft already on the ropes ? .
ApolloAdams  +   968d ago
No. They just haven't announce it yet.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   968d ago
"No. They just haven't announce it yet."

Exactly its that simple, but people wanna make rocket science out of it.
The_Infected  +   968d ago
How can they not be at GDC though isn't that a very important place for game developers?
HyperBear  +   968d ago

GDC is a very important place for game developers, but not for worldwide media attention....that's E3.
They will have Spike TV and possibly CNBC have live coverage at Microsoft E3 conference and announce it to as many people around the world as they can to generate excitement. You just don't get the same media attention and attraction at GDC as you do at E3.
fermcr  +   968d ago
LOL. Don't know if the next Xbox is better or worse then the PS4.... but the funny thing is that the next Xbox is getting more publicity and articles then the PS4 because it hasn't been announced yet.
BitbyDeath  +   968d ago
You mean like this article where they talk about the next xbox being a media box and PS4 being more focused on games?


Not exactly more articles but they do have the negative side down.
MysticStrummer  +   968d ago
"the funny thing is that the next Xbox is getting more publicity and articles then the PS4"

A quick Google search will show you that's not true at all.
T2  +   968d ago
Yes but ps4 is generating real hype, much of it positive ... Summing up xbox articles : always on drm, casual , kinect 2.0 , no games .... What other articles are there ? Ms has a lot of work to do
fermcr  +   968d ago
I think Microsoft is going to do the same thing what Samsung and Apple do ?
Samsung presented the Galaxy S4, and was automatically released right after. Apple presents their new Iphone/Ipad and days or weeks after the presentation, it's released.

Microsoft is probably going to present their product and release it a couple weeks later.
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Why o why  +   968d ago
you may be right on that. My real query is the lack of leaks from developers. Surely some of them must of had their mits on the hardware by now. I know the same could be said of sony too as we heard/saw nothing before the announcement then BAM we're not only seeing 1st party games but 3rd party ones too. Hearing stuff from devs from all over the place. People really just kept quiet even though we all new a next gen was beckoning. Its best to wait and see what MS will bring. Some of the rumours seem off putting but they are, for now, just rumours. Time will tell as always
rainslacker  +   968d ago
Some developers/publishers may be getting ansy over having to hold off announcing their titles. The time between E3 and fall releases doesn't give them much room to hype up their games, particularly since there will be a plethora of launch titles, as well as current gen titles that they will have to be promoting. I mean we all know certain titles will be on next gen, and will be on 720, but full force marketing comes when they can give a release window. For instance we haven't seen much in the way of AC4 on next gen consoles, likely due to NDA's with MS.

MS will likely have a conference before E3 to announce it, maybe a month or so before hand. Get the ball rolling just like Sony has, and then go into more detail come E3, just like Sony will do.
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wantonGamer  +   968d ago
It's at home !!! Washing it's tights !!!!
MysticStrummer  +   968d ago
lol Nice
abzdine  +   968d ago
i think MS are really confused that PS4 has been revealed before their machine, it must have went against their plans of revealing their next thing and they are reconsidering everything.

Sony really surprised everybody by revealing PS4 earlier than expected and the PS4 hype bomb is growing constantly!
Derekvinyard13  +   968d ago
SolidDuck  +   968d ago
No one expected them to announce it at gdc so no surprise there. They will announce it at e3 most likely. It is unusual how quiet they have been tho. Letting the ps4 hype train run wild. It makes me think either there a little worried and are trying to make last minute changes, or there confident and don't care. Time will tell I guess.
Supermax  +   968d ago
3rd week in April be patient everyone that's working on it is under a no talk clause.ms gets the FBI to raid people that show or tell anything.
The_Infected  +   968d ago
We'll see how MS handles going against PS4 with no year head start like they did against PS3. It's going to be a whole different story this time and with PS4 being very powerful and super easy to develop for its gone be crazy next gen.
andreasx  +   968d ago
if they dont say anything about the 720 soon, I believe the ps4 may already have won next gen...
aviator189  +   968d ago
sony released their ps3 a year later and look how that console ended up doing (hint: it did fantastic).
Hicken  +   968d ago
How the two companies treat their consoles is markedly different. The same with Nintendo.

Sony's managing to turn the PS3 into a success despite all odds definitely does not mean the other makers could have done so under the same conditions.
Magnus  +   968d ago
Microsoft is keeping a tight lid on the Xbox720 and maybe for good reason. It could be a machinene that is graphically better than the PS4. Who knows we are not even at E3 yet if they announce anything it will probably be there. Microsoft will not forget about the Xbox brand and where it could lead to. It would be nice to see a little bit of info on the 720. I just hope they learned their lesson about being the first console out of the gate that lead to the RROD mess. If anything 720 will probably be announced soon and released when the PS4 comes out. And I cannot wait to add both the 720 and PS4 to other consoles.
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Jek_Porkins  +   968d ago
They have increased security, they don't want to announce anything until they are ready, but all the press and everything is doing a good job at keeping Microsoft on the front pages.
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IcicleTrepan  +   968d ago
Yet another article to create FUD. And more silly comments in the vein of 'MS is scared' or 'MS is surprised'. Please stop applying some immature mentality to the world of business. It just does not work that way.

There are a lot of things in these comments that are just factually incorrect. MS was at GDC with new Xbox but held all of those sessions in private. The development kits have been in hands since at least summer of last year.

They just don't want to go public with it yet is all. They will when they're ready. And the decision won't be based on fear or any other silly notion. It will be a strategic decision (which may be a good or bad decision) just like Sony's partial reveal was. All of these companies are going to do what they think is the best for their situation.
SDF Repellent  +   968d ago
MS always make xbox announcement close to release date. So E3 announcement in Jun with a possible SEP/OCT release sounds about right. Because of the great features the new xbox is capable and X360 continue to be the #1 selling consoles for 27 straight months in the US, Microsoft would like to keep that momentum going as long as they can. By announcing it now and with the expected BC to be included, that will slow down the sales of the X360 dramatically.

Why do you think other successful companies like Apple try to guard the spec and secrets of its products until the very last minute? So it wouldn't cannibalize with their existing product. Sony PS4 will not have BC so people that want to play the Last of US or the new GOW will still have to to buy a PS3, if they haven't done so, to play those games so it is less of a concern for Sony regarding announcement date. See, mystery solved. It wasn't that hard.
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SpinalRemains138  +   966d ago
Microsoft is fine tuning it.

They're making sure that Justin Beebers and Britney Spears look their best when the games come out for it. No one wants to move their furniture around to play an inferior looking dance game.

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