Some new revelations on the future of the Xbox and Microsoft in general came out of their Worldwide Partner Conference on Tuesday.
Article: Mary-Jo Foley notes "something that could possibly launch as soon as next year when Windows 8 launches". Or he could have been discussing a unified operating system development platform, which would be a lot harder to achieve and would put the release of Windows 9 and the next-gen Xbox at about 2015/16. The former seems a likely direction, but the latter would certainly be a more sought after goal for the company to aim for. So the more "likely" choice is next year, 2012/2013ish. Not 2015/2016. While releasing later would be ideal for achieving a company goal, it would place MS in a very sticky situation of launching potentially three or even four years late into the next console generation. Nintendo is supposed to start the next generation in 2012, why would MS show up around 2015/2016? That is a lot of market share they would be risking to the competition. Look at what happened this generation, first come first serve on the early adopters. Sony lost a good portion of its market share to a relatively new company in the console market, MS.
. It's all coming together for 2012 and honestly, M$ is behind the eight ball here as Apple is doing everything M$ wants to do RIGHT NOW!!! The video and the entire show is an infomercial like propaganda device and knowing what Goggle is doing as well as Apple, I feel M$ really need to hit a home run and they need it right now. For their part, M$ is working really hard, overpaying for Skype shows how serious this is. Goggle is making huge inroads in M$ bread and butter OS arena and they can not let that market share dropped any further tho the market will dictate that. The massive recent deals with RIM and Facebook points to a major battle of epic proportions coming soon between these behemoths. I said that 360 S was a trial run for the new console coming in 2012. All the talk about packing all the silicon on one die was done and patented with the 360 S. If M$ is dumb enough to wait till 2015/16, then they will be dead in the water. This will be the last console cycle because as they and everyone else keep saying, it's ALL going to the cloud. On live is a glimpse of how that is going to work...all you need is a screen of any size and a Internet connection, wifi or otherwise.
I agree The next Generation is probably the last
It's doubtful MS will wait that long to release a new console. Sony won't even wait THAT long. Both the new Xbox and PlayStation consoles will be out by holiday 2014, I'm sure. 2013 is very possible though. I just hope both consoles stay around the $400 mark this time. I also hope they both launch in the same holiday season. Would make things super interesting.
@Inside_out : Ignoring that there are many flaws to cloud gaming, and the fact the a majority of gamers do not care for it... OnLive has not really taken off. Sure some people use it... but most people don't care for it, or even know what the hell it is. The cloud works great for sharing and storing information, but not that great for gaming. If retail and digital services like steam have taught us anything, its that people want to own what there paying for... you can't own what you buy with a service like "OnLive" Cloud gaming is good for a rental service or a try before you buy... nothing more. There will ALWAYS be a huge section of people that will not use cloud gaming but will always prefer owning the products there buying.
I agree, if the Wii delivers on what the 360 user base like or want, I could see them abandoning the 360 after about a year, let alone 3 years.
new xbox 2014 new PS 2015 nothing on PC right now is even close to have a gap in quality with what we have in consoles to call it "next generation" stuff, not even close Witcher 2 which is one of the best looking games of all time and developed with the PC in mind is coming to consoles with only minors tweaks hardware might be there, but software developement tech is far from a new generation
lol no. That too long. It either 2013 or 2014. I don't want to wait that long for a next gen console.
next xbox will be released on q4 2013. MS says 2015-2016 because they want people to continue buying 360.
every recent gen has gone for 6 years before the next gen jumps in. then why some people thinks that this gen will last this long?? sony/ms will feel the pressure that they will not let nintendo get all the sales with the wii u. 2013 and the next box/ ps4 will be released or atleast revealed
hmmm...releasing in 2015/2016 is really stretching it Microsoft. By 2015 the PS4 might have already had a year on the market. Not good for M$.
Yeah, PS3 is only 2.3m behind the 360 and the 360 had a year and a half lead. If PS4 releases first you can forget about it.
The new Halo will be on a NEW XBOX I guarantee it!
(IMO) That would be awesome if Halo was another launch title!
it would definitely sell systems :d
I hope MS launches next year, sorry but I am ready for something new.
Lol 2015-2016?? Wow I wouldn't even buy it if it took that long. Pcs are so far ahead as of right now, in 3-4 years it will be like the difference between snes and ps2
so true. lol
their aint no way on gods green earth that ms would wait that long to release a new system. off topic....have yall seen that sobe commercial with that staring contest? that chick is so fucking sexy! on topic...i say a new 360 will hit 2012-13 latest...
Yes I have. Fucking sexy would be the right words. Her name is Kate Upton, in case you wanted to indulge yourself in a google image search :)
Lol i already goggled her my friend...have a bubble for having great taste!
Oh yeah. It's these days that you wish cloning was an easy available fast process. So young and looking like that!!! Some guys actually posted comments like "I just went for a third round. Time for a 4th one!!" or "blood...rushing...from.. .brain" on her photos.
Lol shit i think i could give her a all nighter for sure! I made the mistake of drolling when the commercial was on in front of my girl friend...she slapped me in the head lol
Microsoft learned from the first xbox that arriving late will result in less sales.
IF SO IM GETTING A PC GAMEING RIG ........
they will release in late 2013, that would be the best time
Also the 360 just recently looking for staff for a next gen 360. http://www.neogaf.com/forum... And im really surprised, this gen going to last longer then i suspect it, im okay with it but still kinda long though lol but games do take a long time to make so idk.
Wow, what a misleading title. n4g should really look into some sort of q/c for this stuff.
Here's the kicker: If MS releases in 2013, they're stuck with a console that can't go below about 20nm, with regards to fabrication tech, which will seriously impair the potential profit margins on any sort of serious hardware. In other words, it'll have to be a Wii U 360 in order to compete in the same price range as Nintendo until 2020. If they wait until 2015/2016, they can use 14nm and eventually 10nm tech, which require significantly different chip designs from 20nm, and can't really be considered for direct chip scaling from that size. They can go with hardware considerably more powerful than the Wii U is likely to be, and not have to worry about Sony having a monopoly on "serious" gaming hardware during the entire next gen. Alternatively, they could release a XBox 720 / Wii U competitor in 2013, and then screw their XBox 720 userbase by *also* releasing a XBox 1080 in 2016. New version of Windows, new version of XBox, together, as one. It's possible that they could try to tackle both the low-end (Wii U), and high-end (PS4) markets at once, in this manner, by keeping both platforms on the market, at different price points, and not killing off the XBox 720 until about 2018, when the XBox 1080 can be reduced to 10nm, and sold cheaper.
Though I would like a next gen console, I don't want Sony or Microsoft to rush it, seeing as how they are both pressured to hurry with the Wii U.
I don't think either of them consider the Wii U to be next gen, but rather this gen.5.
If it releases in 2015 that will mean the 360 will be 10 years old. I have computers that are 10 years old... and they needed to be replaced 5 years ago. Pentium 3 isn't "hip" anymore.
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