If you recently bought an Xbox 360, you will have greeted today's news of an 'Elite' version of this system with perhaps slight frustration. Wired had a chat with John Rodman of Xbox 360 who stated that the Elite was the worst kept secret in the industry and that any possible 'trade-up' schemes would happen at a retail level ONLY.
Asked whether Microsoft would provide any trade-up program for current 360 owners who want the Elite, Rodman said that any trade-in deals would happen at the retail level, and that he is not currently aware of any in the works.
In anticipation of tonight's announcement of the Xbox 360 Elite, Wired News spoke with John Rodman, group product manager with Xbox 360 and Xbox Live. Calling the announcement "the worst kept secret in the video game business," Rodman cleared up some rumors about the system and left some questions unanswered for the time being.