Submitted by Karooo 1312d ago | rumor

Microsoft Product Timeline Hints at Xbox 'PU' and Kinect 'HP2' For E3 2014

GB : We have an interesting Microsoft product line-up for you courtesy of the MS nerd who has been incredibly accurate with Microsoft leaks before. This is what he says. Check out the full rumored product timeline below, Xbox 'PU' and Kinect 'HP2' is listed at 2014. (Kinect, Microsoft, Next-Gen, PC, Xbox 360)

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dark-hollow  +   1312d ago
I doubt that the next box will reveal in E3 2014 it just too far.

May be a portable xbox?
Karooo  +   1312d ago
Who knows, good thinking though.
inveni0  +   1312d ago
"Xbox PU" = Xbox Portable Unit (codename)?

Maybe. Sounds stinky, though. Get it? PU?

Sometimes I get the feeling that, when I crack a joke, somewhere a child dies.
Iroquois_Pliskin  +   1312d ago
yeah inveni0, somewhere an orphan dies
inveni0  +   1312d ago
Oh, just an orphan. Well that's not too bad, then. I kept picturing a child that would be missed or something.

See? There I go again. Bad jokes. Bad, bad, bad.
gametheory  +   1312d ago
I don't think anybody is paying attention. It says "Xbox Loop" too. I think that PU is, like someone said above, the Xbox Portable, but Xbox Loop is probably the successor to 360. 8 years after 360, makes sense, just like PS4 will probably release 8 years after PS3. Loop sounds like a name related to 360, and at the same time it aims to be "cute" like the Wii name.
BattleAxe  +   1312d ago
I'm going to have to hold my nose and say P...U on this one.
ingiomar  +   1312d ago
Yes its probably a reference to the 360, but aiming to be cute? with a CODENAME?

Silly you, Codenames aren't supposed to be cute.
zeeshan  +   1312d ago
Nov 2014
Win9, Win9M, Kinect HP2 launch


That's XBOX720 right there.
Arnon  +   1312d ago
Xbox Loop... I have a feeling they'll use an infinity symbol for the next Xbox.
reynod  +   1311d ago
Lol if the next gen consoles are only being revealed by 2014, console gamers will just be told "oh we still havent maxed out current gen", which obviously isnt true.

God imagine if people were trapped with cell phones from 2005-2006 with no improvement at all. What a hinderance to advancement that would be. This is exactly what the current gen consoles are doing to the gaming industry.
Jensen  +   1312d ago
well MS did say they wont be going into the portable industries.... unless thats changes..bout i doubt portable.... but just like some other type of xbox.. product.
gamingdroid  +   1312d ago
I doubt it too...

That said, since I don't believe Sony will release a console in 2013 it is conceivable that MS will wait and release a console at the same time as Sony.

So the two scenario is:

a) MS releases in 2013, Sony in 2014

b) Both MS and Sony in 2014
fluffydelusions  +   1312d ago
MS thinks WP7 is there portable gaming device.
MasterD919  +   1312d ago
PU= Portable Unit?
aman84r  +   1312d ago
Sounds like something related to a tablet.
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vinniects  +   1312d ago
PU = performance upgrade for 360?
ATi_Elite  +   1312d ago
Microsoft already has a Portable Unit....it's called a Laptop PC.

I just want the official announcement of Windows 8 allowing Xbox 360 games to played on your PC.

M$ is cooking up something big.
Disccordia  +   1312d ago
Won't happen.
edonus  +   1312d ago
Actually from a business stand that would be genius for MS to do.

Think about how many people already own PCs, if during their next transition of consoles they let there new OS play the 360 games and release the new system that you can only play 720 games then the PC wouldnt canabalize game sales for the 360. I actually think the 360 catalog would shoot through the roof in sales.

Think about it...all those people that just hate the 360 still have laptops and desktops and run a windows OS. PC only gamers would go insane, then make their entire library digital download. That would be revolutionary.
Legion  +   1312d ago
You are close but you are thinking in the wrong direction. The Xbox PU will be a console tablet but hinted that it will also have Win 8 PC capabilities.
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tplarkin7  +   1312d ago
It appears that MS in not going to tie Kinect and Xbox as a single piece of hardware.
Legion  +   1312d ago
Correct that Kinect 2 will not be specifically marketed exclusively with the next generation Xbox, but it will still see console backing along with PC commercial application from the outset.
Legion  +   1312d ago
Currently the next generation Xbox is code named "Loop" but expect the name to change with an image reference of the infinity symbol for the next generation Xbox. http://listsoplenty.com/blo... It will release in 2013.

The Win 8 PU is a tablet from Microsoft coming in 2013. Xbox PU is the tablet version of the console coming out in 2014. (current information does not state if it will be a separate portable experience or simply a smaller portable Xbox Loop)

Kinect 2 will come out in 2014 and have direct PC applications associated with it along with it's Xbox console root.
FrogLobby  +   1312d ago
The list seems to indicate that the next Xbox will launch in 2013, codenamed loop. Xbox PU seems to be something else. There is a Windows PU too.
The Meerkat  +   1312d ago
Is PU pronounced P-OO?

That's as bad as Wii!
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news4geeks  +   1312d ago
I like to play with my pu
MorbidPorpoise  +   1312d ago
Wanna come over and play with my pu?
SleazyChimp  +   1311d ago
Just be glad Nintendo didnt call their new system the Power Nintendo Entertainment System or you'd be inviting your friends over to play with your PNES!!! Then Fox news could take an Anti-PNES stance on video games. "Its time for men today to stop playing with their PNES and start contributing to society." AHH...what the world could have been!lol
EliteDave93  +   1312d ago
I believe E3 2013 reveal and late 2013 release.
Jensen  +   1312d ago
2013 reveal 2014 fall release.
ThichQuangDuck  +   1312d ago
Next gen consoles are not going to come out til 2013-2014 so why not focus on this generation. Seems every other story is a rumor about next gen consoles recently part of me just wants them to be announced to analyst can no longer make stuff up
kevnb  +   1312d ago
xbox PU because it stinks
Objective  +   1311d ago
What about pee ass?
newleaf  +   1312d ago
He he he, he said PU.
Lol don't do it Microsoft!
coolstuff  +   1312d ago
Xbox "Loop" = New System

Xbox PU = Xbox Portable Unit????
coolstuff  +   1312d ago
Also for those unaware

Tango1 = Codename for next WP7 update after Mango.
Apollo = Codename for Windows Phone 8
SDK = Software Development Kit
RTM = Release to Manufacturing
RTW = Release to Web
CTP = Community Technology Preview
RC = Release Candidate
DP = Data Processing (Not sure about this one)
PU = Processing/Portable Unit
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Dlacy13g  +   1312d ago
I have to disagree on the PU portion. At first I was on board with what you were saying but then... I thought it through...

If PU is Processing Unit.. why would you release your processing unit to the web given your terminology?

Nov 2014
Win9, Win9M, Kinect HP2 launch

Either PU is not processing unit or RTW is not release to web.

I am inclined to think PU may be portable unit...but think Tablet...not handheld. I think MS may be looking to create their own version of an iPad given the departure of HP from the space. Could "Apollo" be the code name there? Certainly whatever it is ...its the centerpeice for MWC2013 (I assume that is Microsoft World Conference)
coolstuff  +   1312d ago
@ Diacy13g

Good Point, I guess it could mean Personal or Portable Unit then.
RTW is definitely Release to Web.
RandomDude655  +   1312d ago
RTW... How about release to world
Redgehammer  +   1312d ago
Maybe PU means Product Unveil.. Speculation is fun sometimes.
Happy Hippo  +   1311d ago
PU means product update
jmac53  +   1312d ago
Haha. Maybe they will call it "Xbox Infinity" in reference to the codename loop.
Mikefizzled  +   1312d ago
Product Update possibly? So like a dashboard update.
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RandomDude655  +   1312d ago
Production unit is my guess. After all the testing, they would have to decide on a feasible unit to produce.

Wait a second....product update makes sense too, since its after Xbox "loop"

I think you're correct...win8 pu rc would mean windows 8 product update release candidate
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aman84r  +   1312d ago
Tango is WP7 for low-end handsets with less features
and apollo is the next major update after WP7.
cossie123  +   1312d ago
PU is portable unit as in mobile or handheld,
windows 8 PU will be like the ipad
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KiLLeRCLaM  +   1312d ago
LMFAO put that on a desk and it's a desktop
Dlacy13g  +   1312d ago
Loop looks certainly more like the code name for the new Xbox. Looks like it will officially announce and launch the same year in 2013 which may be a good strategy move, play the cards close to the vest...dont give away too much info or promises to far in advance.

The PU stuff is definitely an interesting turn. I am onboard with the Portable Unit thoughts...but I am guessing its a Windows 8 tablet and an Xbox tablet design more than a true handheld like a Vita or 3DS.

A new Kinect camera / interface is pretty much a given...but interesting that its coming later than the initial launch which means that current Kinect Cameras will indeed most likely be forward compatible.
smashcrashbash  +   1312d ago
If they call the next Xbox 'PU' I will never stop laughing at it. I just recovered from the cracked ribs I got laughing at Wii U.
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jmac53  +   1312d ago
I definitely think they will announce the next xbox at E3 2012 with no specs and target trailers. E3 2013 with specs and games, with a launch in Nov. 2013 or early 2014. Hopefully they take their time and not rush it to market.
Shadowaste  +   1312d ago
New xbox is coming out in about a year, Holiday 2012

it's already 6 years old, next year it will be 7 and the new xbox will be out, they will still make games for the 360 for a few years after.

There is no way they are going to leave the market free of any competition for the wii u.

Not to mention things like this are happening on mobile platforms;


granted, I am not a big fan of handhelds of any type let alone touch ones, but that looks better than some 360/ps3 games (shadows of the damned comes to mind) and this trend will continue. That game is running on an ipod touch and it looks almost on par with todays current gen consoles. By 2012 the ipad 3, android tabs, smartphones will be producing god of war 3 and gears 3 like graphics.

Microsoft and sony are already losing ground, PC took up 43% of marketshare in 2009, in 2010 even higher and by the end of this I would not be suprised if Steam, Direct2Drive, Origin, Gamestops own Impulse, Minecraft, World of Warcraaft, Starwars ToR, facebooks games, indies games and flash games did not capture 55% of the market.

Keep in mind in 2009 nintendo had 24% marketshare that left the ps3 and 360 to squabble over 33% of the rest.


They are losing ground and 2 or 3 huge hits a year is not enough, games like Enslaved, Alan Wake are getting destroyed .

Sure Call of Duty, Gears, Halo, and Battlefield will do fine, the smaller devs are gravitating towards different means of distribution.

We need new consoles, not only for our sakes to have the shiny graphics but to re-invigorate a stagnant market!
humbleopinion  +   1312d ago
These tables from Intel (made last year) already proved wrong in retrospective when we look at 2011. So, no.

On topic: this is a fad. Even Steve Ballmer himself doesn't have such a pinpoint timeframe for all the roadshows and conferencesup to 2014. This is just not how things work in big companies: you just don't build milestones around CES and E3...
strifeblade  +   1312d ago
hey man i totally agree, msoft has to release next gen xbox 2012. and ps3 follow through with a 2013 release. How ever if xbox does not show a console announcement before christmas to build hype for e3 then it does not seem likely, and we will certainly see a release for 2013 next year. Its also critical when nintendo releases wii u, which maybe comin out in spring or 2012 christmas. If thats so msoft has to show something to steal thunder from wii u release. playstation has vita to compete with 3ds and in some level wii u. Sony wont announce their console any time soon since they are too busy supporting vita and ps3, not to mention releasin ps4/vita in 2012 is too dificult to simultaneously support.

so ya msoft sould announce soon, defenetly this year should they decide not to release their console in 2012. not to mention halo 4 comes out the same time, it would be too excellent for msoft to launch alongside halo 4.
The_Infected  +   1312d ago
Wow that's just to long for me i want a 2012 reveal and 2013 release. I mean hell the Wii U will be the most powerful console out for 2 years if this is true.
Asthenos  +   1312d ago
Here's to hoping that PU stands for Personal Unit and is actually going to be the first real-life Pip Boys :D
outlawlife  +   1312d ago
PU sounds like Product Update

so next e3 we get xbox sdk - software developmnet kit...so that implies a new SDK...new XBOX

the following year is PU ...product update...which could be updates similar to the current yearly ones

I will be rather shocked if MS doesn't show the 360 follow up at e3 this year in some way...probably not a physical unit but perhaps some tech demos and announcement similar to the kinect/natal announce

november 2013 is my solid guess for new xbox
RandomDude655  +   1312d ago
I agree . Win8 pu rc= product update release candidate
Dlacy13g  +   1311d ago
Reading back...product update makes huge sense given what was there.
edonus  +   1312d ago
I think MS should not release a new console until sony is 1 million units away. Then get the jump on them again. Sony is in a weird place, if they release a new system before MS does it only shows failure.

The WiiU is also in a strange place. The WiiU should only sale until MS and or Sony announce a new system. If the WiiU is cheap a will gain decent ground if it is priced as a premium system it will fail.
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SITH  +   1312d ago
November is a traditional Xbox launch date. I see only one November on that list. Next Xbox and kinect will clearly launch then.
Agent_hitman  +   1312d ago
I doubt that it will be Xbox Portable, since they are more threatened by Apple ipad, I have a wild guess that it will be a tablet with windows 8 and xblive synchronization.

As we all know ipad is dominating right now, with that said, I guess that microsoft is aiming own the crown
sukru  +   1312d ago
And, let's not forget the opportunities to use some of the Xbox brand in other places.

We already know they want to integrate heavily with WP7, and Windows 8 (screenshots were everywhere). Maybe they are taking it a step further (like the Sony PS Android Phones), and making a portable (i.e: Nokia Phone) Xbox with a limited library.

Just wishful thinking...
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hot111  +   1311d ago
PU is product update obviously.

2014 Xbox PU is most likely dashboard update.
segamon  +   1311d ago
XBOX Phuck U lol, just joking :) anyway, time will tell.
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NotSoSilentBob  +   1311d ago
Xbox Powered Up
Kinect High Precision?

Just guessing.
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ondsnap  +   1311d ago
I couldn't honestly care less. I know, then why am I commenting on this article. Until XBL is free, you and your kiddo friends can keep the RROD machines...I'll keep on playing with my PS3 and my computer.
TheEatingVodka  +   1311d ago
LOL.. It's not about timeline anymore man..
When new gaming consoles are needed - they will be released.
Right now with the Wii U coming soon and the lame graphics current consoles have - they will be coming soon enough.. 2012-2013.

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