We recently published an article which reported on the possibility of Microsoft’s next Xbox console being released in 2015 after a image appeared to give the report some weight. However, we can now confirm that the whole story was fake, and the image shown was just a mock up.
Just to recap, student Ben Peterson revealed the supposed image of the Xbox ‘720’ over on his website, along with a lengthy statement saying that he was collaborating with Microsoft on new Xbox hardware to be released in 2015.
Well, if you visit the website in question now, you’ll see that the page has been removed, with this statement having disappeared, and that image of the supposed Xbox 360 has gone too.
It has just been confirmed that the information wasn’t real, as Peterson wrote to Eurogamer, stating ‘I’m a student designer, it’s not real’. So there we have it. It was nice while it lasted, but the image didn’t even show anything anyway so we shouldn’t really be too disappointed about this.
However, that doesn’t rule out the possibility of Microsoft teasing something at this year’s E3 2011 event in a few months time. That’s when we should really pay attention to new hardware rumors.
What are your thought on this? Are you disappointed that the information turned out to be fake, or did you not believe it anyway?