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A well known Industry Insider hints at Xbox 1.5

An Industry Insider who's known as 'Shinobi602' hints at a more powerful Xbox, he replies to someone on Twitter by saying 'I do'.

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Free_Fro803d ago

. . wasn't Phil the first to mention anything about upgrades?

At a later date we discovered that Sony could be working on an upgraded PS4..
If any of these upgrades are real. . It doesn't change much..
Refer to 'New 3DS'

We are still waiting on games to release. .
I want to know what we'll be able to play in the near future..
That is more interesting..

Hold_It803d ago

I believe so. If I remember correctly he said he wouldn't want it to be just a 1.5, or so, but the upgrade was to be modular like how computer parts were.

Speaking of N3DS, I'm still waiting on a real Metroid Prime game that can push GC like graphics.

ctmaudi803d ago

He wasn't referring to Xbox One. He was talking about a future console which would make sense. Release a console with a modular gpu design how some gaming laptops have, that could easily be upgraded mid cycle.

jb227803d ago

You are talking about his second statement from a month later, essentially walking back on the comments he made just a few weeks prior.

He said he "envisioned a point where consoles received incremental upgrades, like the mobile phone market"

He only went back to the "full generation leap instead of half measures" after the Neo rumors hit. Either way he's an obvious spinster, so I'm not sure that anyone should take a word he says for gospel. He has bent the truth, spoken out of turn, and downright lied more times than anyone can really count at this point in his short tenure as head of Xbox.

iTechHeads803d ago

He never said anything about modular parts or anything like that. Look it up. He even specifically denied that they would do that.

Hold_It803d ago

Oh ok. That's why I said "If I remember correctly". I was unsure if I was entirely accurate or not. Thanks for the clarification.

freshslicepizza803d ago

in march he said this,

"When you look at the console space, I believe we will see more hardware innovation in the console space than we've ever seen. You'll actually see us come out with new hardware capability during a generation allowing the same games to run backward and forward compatible because we have a Universal Windows Application running on top of the Universal Windows Platform that allows us to focus more and more on hardware innovation without invalidating the games that run on that platform."

in april he said this,

"What I'm saying is as hardware innovations happen we want to be able to embrace those in the console space," Spencer added. "And make those available and maybe not have to wait seven or eight years for things to happen."

looks pretty much the same to me but of course those hellbent on scrutinizing everything microsoft does will twist things to suit them. phil also wont come out and say what it is actually they are working on until they are ready, none of them will.

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Gotcha5803d ago (Edited 803d ago )

Free Fro
Yes Phil was the 1st to mention Upgradable Xbox One but you must understand this is N4G(I don't like the new look) anything PS4, PSVR or PS4K are all the rage here. Just checkout the Xbox section and see how they manage to squeeze in some Sony chit... What... the X1 don't have any news worthy enough to fill up its own section.

noksucow73803d ago

Right. @jb227
"Spoken out of turn." Lol.

Skate-AK803d ago

If you think this is a Sony site, then you have only been here couple years. It was so bad and toxic last gen during 360/PS3 days. Sony fanboys are just having their time now. It has come full circle and now the MS fanboys are out numbered. The PS4 does have a 2:1 lead on the Xbone so it is expected.

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Godmars290803d ago

The first rumor was about component upgrades rather then a full system. With an understanding by the community at large that since that was shot down, MS wasn't doing anything.

ShottyatLaw803d ago

Go back to the March 1st interview with Polygon where those "rumors" began. His statements were vague, but he never discussed actual component upgrades.

Godmars290803d ago

Thought hat's what I said: Rumors on rumors.

Deeke802d ago

Yeah a 1.5 is probably off the table. But compare these reports with all the others, and the new wireless chip, and AMD's blatant confirmation of a trio of new console contracts...there's a lot of evidence here that a new Xbox is coming.

If it's not a 1.5, and likely not just a simple Xbox One refresh, that leads us with the Xbox NeXt - aka next-gen Xbox.

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