It's natural for Microsoft to deny any rumours about its future wares, but could its pre Game Developers Conference event hold the keys to an Xbox 720 reveal?
It's just really hard for me to imagine a console announcement before next year.
True. "It's natural for Microsoft to deny any rumours about its future wares" Um I think that's about any company in this day and time.
I think it will be announced this year but released sometime next year (holiday most likely)
I highly doubt that MS would announce then release a year later. The announcement of a new console could potentionally hurt the sales of the current console. MS announced the 360 and launched it in the same year. So I would expect them to do the same with the next xbox.
^^ Nintendo did it...
That was different. Nobody was buying the wii when the WiiU was announced. The 360 is still going strong at the moment.
@ Sanetoshi Well, if they announce it next year, it will most likely not come out until the following year which would be 2014, which imo is too late. It takes time to build up hype and anticipation. If I don't hear any kind of announcement this year for next gen PS or Xbox, I'll most likely move from this gen to the Wii U. I think most people who are anticipating next gen will end up getting a Wii U if they had to wait as long as 2014 before next PS/XBox. Nintendo would end up sweeping next gen like they did this gen if that happens.
screw that i go without gaming for two years before i buy a Wii u.
People! An announcement /=/ release. Its seems logical to announce it this year and gets the hype till late 2012/early 2013 release.
I would say it's unlikely but they could talk about their "vision" for next generation gaming. If Xbox 720 is due for November 2013 then the buzz has to start somewhere.
could be behind close doors with nothing leaking out to the public
Perhaps "announced" to developers? I'm becoming more and more uncertain about next gen, announcement and release timing wise. So much conflicting info...
"Nothing leaking out to the public." Haha good one.
Here we go again... are we going to have these headlines before every gaming event this year?
Not really a big deal for me. If the starting price is over $500 then I won't be buying it when it is released.
i am not sure. but all i know is that, whenever it is released it better be backwards compatible with the 360 and xbox, and they should also keep supporting the 360 for awhile. if they go the way of sony and eliminate bc i will retaliate by not supoprting them, at least during the first couple of years. also, if ms pulls the same thing as with the original xbox and stop support immediately after the announcement, i will loose lots of respect for the brand, and perhaps switch my focus to another competitor. However, I think that it will be bc, and i think they will continue selling the 360 for a few years after. time will tell. I hope ms does the right thing.
It will most likely be backwards compatible with the Xbox 360, kind of doubt it with the original Xbox though. It's kind of hard to find those games anyway to be honest, though I still have some like Panzer, Shenmue 2, Crimson Skies, Blinx, Voodoo Vince and some others. As for them supporting the Xbox 360 after the release of the next console, they said they want to support it until 2015, so we'll have at least a couple of years of support for the current Xbox 360. Seeing as how they are catering towards families and casuals more with the 360/Kinect, I can see them still selling those at a budget price. The original Xbox wasn't profitable because it cost so much to make, which is why it didn't make sense to support it after the 360 came out. Also the chip maker decided to stop producing the chipset, which made Microsoft rush the 360. On topic a bit, I think the next Xbox could be shown this year, but I think it would be a mistake to show it and not release it in the same year, you basically kill off any chance for sales on the current console because people will just wait for the new one, it was Nintendo's huge mistake with the Wii U, announce it and release it in the same year. Hard to imagine them announcing it this year though, next year makes more sense.
If MS is going to announce the 720 this year then the only place there going to do it is E3. E3 has all the media in one place. And there not going to do it outside the US, Gamescom or TGS.
The 360 was announced on MTV in may 2005, so It's possible they could do something similar. I remember rumours back then '' oh no MS would not announce on MTV'' an announcement is about shock you can announce at E3 when it's expected or you can announce it when no would believe it to be announced. Disagrees so the 360 was not announced in may lol people on this site make me laugh.
I hope it does, would be great to see some new tech.
I think an E3 announcement would be epic. Throw in some explosions and some scantily clad woman riding tigers.
Scantily clad tigers that like to ride women?
NOPE. If they announce anything at all, it'll be at E3.
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