We first assumed that the Xbox 720 — rumored successor to the Xbox 360 — would be released in 2015, as this would then make the current system 10 years old. However, in a recent interview Microsoft said that they have “no plans for another Xbox.”
Stephen McGill said that Microsoft would continue to focus on the current system along with the new Kinect motion control sensor. This sounds good news for now, but who wants to play a games console that will start to look a bit dated in the next couple of years?
We all know how much the Xbox 360 has improved over the years, with new services such as Facebook, Sky and Twitter being added to the console, but gaming is what its all about and soon game developers will want a more powerful console before they are restricted by the current hardware.
Both the Xbox 360 and the Sony PS3 still has 2-3 years left in their life cycle, and I am sure that Microsoft and Sony know that. Even the thought that either company is not working on their next-gen games consoles seems preposterous. More details on GamerZines.
Do you think that Microsoft has given up on the Xbox 720 or whatever it will be called?
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