It sounds like Microsoft are aiming for a June launch for their next gen console, according to a business magazine.
Pando is borderline spyware why you would want to buy it is beyond me unless they plan on doing the big brother thing.
I've never heard of the company before. Maybe the P2P ability would allow for user mods and collaborations.
Mods would be killer. I dont see why next gen consoles aren't doing it, though they seem to be more and more restricted on PC anyway
That seems most likely. Why else would they acquire a P2P sharing company? They might as well have bought uTorrent.
There's no way
Not a chance.
@KonohagakureFC I believe you, the Sharingan can see through anything.
It runs on feelings...not logic
i think this is another case of confusing "launch" with "reveal." it's nearly april, and they haven't even announced the damned thing, so i doubt it's going to be on the market in june.
Exactly. No way this thing is releasing in June. terrible time to launch a console even if it were the truth.
It's a great time to release a console. Diehards buy it at release. Then there is plenty of time to repletion inventory by the holiday shopping season.
If Microsoft announced that Live would be free for the first year of Launch, or even the first 6 months, that would be a good motivation to buy.
Worst time to release a console. June? Are you guys fur rill?
Isnt June E3? They will reveal, not release.
Did they not release the slim almost immediately after its announcement?
You mean the one time of year when not one good game comes out and they would have the attention of everyone until September when good ones start coming out....that is pretty terrible. I doubt it will happen but if they launched in June with one or two good exclusives and some third party games early (this is why it won't happen) it would be a great time as they would crash the summer drought with a big shiny new green pool to go swim in. Again, seriously doubt it will happen but it could be cool
Last of us is in June, so that "not one good game" statement is fail.
I meant in general but touche...I'm not all that pumped for the LOU...just not my type of game though it's Naughty Dog so it will be stellar if it's your type.
I'm half excited until they at least reveal the specifications of the system.....
many articles get launch and announced wrong,its annoying.
I know, some people just couldn't wait. There is still life left in this current gen consoles.
The fact that Microsoft had NOTHING to say to atleast lower Sony's momentum after its PS4 anouncement told a story, but what writes an even worse tale is the info that does leak consearning the next Xbox. Looks like Microsoft is not trying to out do Sony by being Sony, so what else then is left? Really only a fight with Apple over the cable box?
Many may think there is nothing to report but there could be so much they want to say that they dont want to spoil it by saying anything that can be taken out of context. They do their own reveal on their own terms. Not like its a first but in this day and age, they must have some really good NDA's in the company to keep things so hush hush. edit @minato. That is a good possibility. Ms caught by surprise at the specs of the PS4 would be like nintendo and sega caught off guard by sony when they announced the ps1. Sega went through some last minute changes to try and up the specs of the saturn to compete. Ms probably had things all figured out the last year or so but with sony's reveal, they could be making some last minute changes as well.
Your theory is very viable but it is also very viable that Sony caught them off guard and they are scrambling to match them. Either way Games rule the roost in my house and whoever has the better ones will get my money.
The fact that Microsoft has remained silent and has not countered with a quick reveal shows they are confident in what they have. I doubt that MS is scrambling to change specs because of Sonys PS4, considering games are pretty much done or close to being done for this system (exclusives) and every company already has the dev. kit to work on third party games. I feel like MS is confident on their new console and is sticking to their original time table.
Yah, MS has never "reacted" to any sort of Sony reveal. They have always gone on their own pace, which I think is respectable. They rarely criticize Sony directly and say how MS is better, rather, they just default to "we're excited about blah blah blah and think it's the bees knees." I've always felt MS handled knee jerk reactions well...
@naruto guy Caught them off guard? Jesus the naivete of some of you people. It's a SONY CONSOLE, that's a bit better than the other Sony console already available! Amazing! It totally goes beyond foresight. Are you serious?
Actually it was Sony who scrambled to announce first. Which is why they showed no console with a few features and handful of games. It was even Sony who said they didn't want MS to get a jump on them. Microsoft will have a complete showing like they always do. Sony is being hush hush because they are waiting for MS to announce so they can see what else they can copy. That's how Sony is they take a "lets see what Nintendo and MS are doing" approach. Cloud Trophies Kinect Smartglass PSN Marketplace Video streaming Music dl Movie dl Wii Mote
Possibly the most appropriately names poster I've seen in a long time. Cloud (You're kidding right?) Trophies (RAC had them but I'll play along) Kinect (LOL) Smartglass (LOL) PSN (I didn't realise an online store was so innovative) Marketplace (above?) Video streaming (LOL) Music dl (LOL) Movie dl (LOL) Wii Mote (Do I really have to post the video yet again?) History for me is when I had teeth but history for you is when you didn't.
Cmon man are you even serious? Movie downloads haha
Your comment is like your user name. Its all wrong. ROFL @Lvl_up_gamer "Then in Feb Sony give a thrown together conference for their console announcement without having a console to even show." ROFL just a pathetic hater pissed off that Sony did a great job with the conference. Wah wah wah they didnt show a console. So what? Do i need to remind people what Sony actually showed? https://www.youtube.com/wat... Deal with the future because its coming and theres nothing you can do to stop it. And to rub even more salt in the wound heres a picture of a PS4 developer kit. http://wololo.net/wagic/wp-...
Your username fits you very well, but it's best if your username was instead "IAMALLWRONG", just saying!
Uh, you do know that MS announced FIRST when they started a countdown to E3 right? Everyone knew that was their given date for a console announcement. It was the first time MS EVER had a countdown to E3. A month later, Sony releases their trailer for the PS4 announcement just AFTER they said that they would wait for MS to announce first..... Then in Feb Sony give a thrown together conference for their console announcement without having a console to even show. Not to mention no working demos of Gaikai because it's not even working yet, 3 1st party game trailers with 2 being gameplay. Sony had no intentions to announce until last minute. It was MS that forced Sony to reveal earlier then they originally planned and it was MS that forced Sony to develop a new console to release sooner rather then later.
I agree on some of your points. I also think that MS not responding or moving up their release announcement shows complete confidence in their product and shows they are not intimidated by Sony.
Wow. I've seen some pretty desperate attempts at spin, but this one really takes the cake. You think a little E3 countdown clock caught Sony off guard, forcing them to change everything from their hardware to their release plans? I mean, really? You honestly think Microsoft showing their console at E3 would come as a total surprise to Sony, when everyone and their mom was expecting it? I feel like I should give you "funny" bubbles, because I definitely lol'd.
And...no. Try harder.
Wow. And 7 people even agree with your awesomely desperate theory. This stuff is just golden. Is Lvl_up_gamer and ALLWRONG the same person? Whoever they are, you can just tell they're quivering that Sony will be a force to be reckoned with next gen, much more so than this gen.
June for a console launch?? Terrible time to release it. Great time to unveil it...but launch? No.
I personally think launching at the holidays is the stupid thing to do. The companies never have enough stock to cover the holiday season demand when it launches during that time and by time more stock comes around people don't have the extra cash because they spent it all during the holiday on what was available. Launching in June would give MS plenty of time so that when holiday time comes they would be able to meet the demand for the console. Where as launching in November you will only have the initial amount of consoles available and will lose out on the possible sales due to lack of stock. I also called that MS would announce & release their console @ E3.
So you called a rumor. Congrats.
that was my prediction after Sony's press conference and posted such on the site and I am sticking with it my predicition. I never said it was a fact or happening it was just my guess & it seems like someone else sees it the same way I do.
Oh things are heating up ,can't wait for E3 and see what both companies have in store waiting for us.
Xbox 720 = Sega Saturn? I think they meant "reveal in June" not launch, launching in June would be ridiculous. Sony would have the new console hype this holiday season if this is true.
Not many people are old enough on this site to get that referance. That was pretty slick what Sega did back then.
Yeah Sega took everyone by surprise with that one lol.
Not to mention suicidal. I hate that I'm so damn curious about what MS is going to do, but more than that I don't want to see them crash and burn with another RRoD incident. Much less cause the industry to follow.
Yeah it was crazy. Announcing it then release it.
Yeah, but I think if it were to launch in June it wouldn't be as complexed to program for as the Sega Saturn at it's time. Rushing it out with complexed hardware hurt Sega. Actually, did you all know the main thing Sega did well was having near perfect arcade ports? Evenso, Microsoft learned from last time. They will not loose another billion, they like making money not loosing it.
They are releasing in june,because they think they can win some market share to sony ,not to mention that the reports are that the new xbox is 40% less powerfull than the PS4,another reason to release first and try to get some buyers.The lack of response from MS to Sony PS4 announce just makes obvious that the next xbox is underpower when match against The PS4.If the console was atleast a match or better MS would already try to kill the hype around the PS4 in some way,but thats not happening.And fROM the looks and the move made Sony add the info that the new xbox would release first,and Sony also had Knowledge of the next xbox software specs more or less thats the reason they came out and told what were the PS4 specs,to enable people from not jumping straight and buy a new xbox that haves underpower HARDWARE when match to the PS4.
First off, who said they are ACTUALLY releasing anything? It's very funny that some sony die hards here think they know what's going on. So, MS is releasing a console, which they have yet to reveal (saying only "MS does not respond to rumors), on a date in which they have yet to announce? Possibly, during the google translate, the language got mixed and it's most likely "REVEAL" the system in June. What reports are saying it's 40% less powerful? Oh, wait, rumors again on a system that has not been announced yet. Ok, sure, that must be fact then. Where do you get the idea that the next xbox is less powerful solely off the fact that MS hasn't responded to Sonys announcement? Perhaps, maybe just perhaps Microsoft is confident in their product and this silence shows that Sonys announcement did little to nothing to intimidate them make a move and to just stick with their original mindset. If anything, Sony announced first because they HAD to. They rushed that announcement, it was nothing less than average. Sure, nice specs, but we hardly saw anything in game, we didn't see the console, we didn't get a price point, and we didn't get a release date. Sony also stated it was important for them to reveal first (ie, due to the lack of market they lost this gen to the 360). You know what is killing the PS4 hype, all these next xbox articles and people wondering what MS has to offer. MS has not even ANNOUNCED a system and they have all this hype already. So, tell me how Sony knew MS "software" specs, (I think you meant HARDware)? If Sony knew what MS had to offer, don't you think they would have made comments about that? Wouldn't they say something like "Sony has blah blah blah which is twice as powerful as other next generation consoles? They didn't say or hint at that at all, so where are you coming up with this stuff? All your points are just pathetic fanboy desires that you pray will come true. It's amusing really, but also very pathetic.
"You know what is killing the PS4 hype, all these next xbox articles and people wondering what MS has to offer. MS has not even ANNOUNCED a system and they have all this hype already. " Yeah thats killing the ps4 hype /s
What's really hyping the Next Xbox is the US media & fanboys like you because of the fact the PS4 is already announced, and the fact the PS brand is more popular worldwide, and I don't think Sony really rushed the PS4 announcement, there's a reason that was called the PS Meeting, which they usually do every year, & that's how they announced the Vita. To me, you really sound very desperate that you probably need an oxygen tank.. It could be Microsoft are confident in their product, or could be they're desperate as well, because we don't know what's going on behind closed doors, in the case of both, but at least Sony said "I'm present" for next-gen, I'm sure MS will show off soon before E3, so stop being a crybaby!
@ Tito08 what are you talking about? I never once said the hype for the 360 is all positive, did I? Please also explain to me how am I a fanboy when I enjoy both my PS3 and 360? I simply replied to deadfrags post with his ZERO backed up facts and his desire for the next xbox to fail so he can sleep at night. Also, when did I say PS brand isn't the most popular in the world? I am pretty sure I just stated that the 360 took a good portion of the PS userbase this generation, which is obvious. You really are going to compare the vita reveal to the PS4 reveal? Give me a break. Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't the vita reveal have the vita THERE, a price point, and a release date? The Vita is a handheld, it's not a next gen. console, you can't even begin to compare that. How do I sound desperate? Since I have an opposing opinion of yours I must be some crazy fanboy, right? Get off your high horse and realize I replied to the original guy above me. My post simply refuted and questioned Deadfrags post and his blatant bias post. Yet somehow, you got offended. Your last paragraph is irrelevant. Before the reveal, do didn't know next gen consoles were coming? Give me a break. Did you really think Sony was going to say, "eh, we're taking next gen. off, sorry"? Again, how am I a crybaby when I have a different opinion then you? You won't make it far in the world when you get aggressive towards someone who doesn't share your belief.
There are fanboys that have both consoles, so yeah, in a lot of cases it doesn't matter. Reread my paragraph if it looks anything like comparing. Dude the Vita reveal was in Japan, they didn't announce a release date nor a price drop until E3, that was in 2011,so please do some research. Also even if it's a handeld, it's a Playstation first and foremost, So yeah it needs to be mentioned whether you like it or not! You don't have to deny it being a fanboy, you can be opposing, but not with that "MS hasn't announced the console and it`s already a hype" and that the next xbox articles are killing the PS4 hype, how is it the PS4 hype being getting killed when developers are praising it, which are the people that matters most, the media and fanboys wants to bring it down to praise a product that hasn't being announced yet, and you the Xbox community try too hard! And I was not offended, simply stating facts that you don't have, and I don't care if you don't share my beliefs because your comment proof the obvious, I'm more of a PS fan than fanboy, because I don't always agree with everything Sony does, unlike Xbox boys who praises Microsoft even for not allowing Rare to work on Killer Instinct, MS is so "GENIUS"
I can't even begin to imagine what would happen if Microsoft actually launched the Next Xbox in June. It's Psychological Warfare.... "Sony says we're going to wait and see what M$ announce first before we announce anything. BAMB! Feb.20- PS4 gets announced and will be launching Holiday 2013. M$ hires an event partner to plan out a conference to announce their Next Xbox in April- they actually show off the console and one up Sony(LOL) and announce Holiday 2013 release. M$ then graciously lets Sony go first on the Monday Slot at E3, where they show off the console and announce prices, launch dates, etc. M$ takes Sony's Tuesday spot, shows off some games, badda-bing and Don Mattrick's final words are "We will be launching Xbox 720 in 3...2...1...XBOX 720 IS HERE!!". Crowd goes wild, articles praising/flaming Xbox 720 and how they are copying Sega are already in flux, and Sony goes :O" The End. Wouldn't that be hilarious?? and technically, the first little bit is 100% true as of right now, so only time will tell :D
People need to realize this is just a rumor.
June is too soon and a bad time. Sells start to pick up in September. Id say its a reveal or bs. If this is true it would mean ms is desperate to release b4 sony....and we all know what happend when they rushed the 360 release. ...rrod
A June launch would be a smack in the face for Sony. I hope it's true, if so ill be jumping on the Xbox band wagon first. I do intend on getting both consoles. I hope they do release in June. I'm getting old. I need new consoles.
A smack In the face to SOny? Launching 5 months earlier, (as opposed to a year and a half this gen and still losing), out of desperation is a smack in the face? Also at a time when console sales arent as much.
Starting to become concerned with next gen. Know both have supposedly been working on their systems for a while, yet by all counts Sony's going to put theirs out maybe in November - eight months after announcing it? - now MS might be going for three before even a comment? What the hell is wrong with these companies? What the hell happened to common or at least reasonably sounding good sense?
More like, what is wrong with people taking everything as fact and believing every rumor. "What is wrong with these companies". Wait, you really mean Microsoft? All Microsoft has said about next gen is, "Microsoft does not comment on rumors". Everything after that is pure speculation and rumors.
Can only love people who can't see past their own concerns, shortsightedness and even bigotry.
Do you think 8 months is too short? I think announcing any hardware or software and then not launching it within the year is too long. Hype builds up to unrealistic levels the longer something takes to launch. Ps3 MGS4 Alan Wake Killzone 2 Too Human All took too long to launch and were hurt, some more than others, because of it.
Pando? That shit that free mmo's would install on the sly and make your net speed chug? Wow, no thanks.
Now i remember where i saw Pando before.
lol I got the same feeling when I read that.
Prepare to share your Internet connection with other users of XBL next gen. You pay, you deliver. I'm not joking nor trying to spread hate. I know Internet providers who do that. You pay for the connection and your router is a hotspot which people have to pay to access. They use your bandwidth and you get nothing from it. A perfect rip-off.
Can't see them launching in June but that would be cool !