With the news that Nintendo is working on its newest console, the Wii U, it makes sense that the rumour mill would run on overdrive about what Sony and Microsoft are planning for their next gen consoles. From what the new consoles would be called to how they are going to look, everyone was joining in on the discussion. Well now Microsoft has stepped up and added fuel to the fire in relation to its rumoured Xbox 720.
At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, a forum for partners to learn about the latest Microsoft programs, strategies, and cutting-edge technologies, Microsoft’s Andy Lees revealed their ideal for the future. “We won’t have an ecosystem for PCs, and one for phones, and one for tablets – they’ll all come together,” he went on to explain, “We are aiming to provide coherence and consistency across the PC, the phone, and the TV, particularly with Xbox. That’s through providing new types of scenarios, things like the way in which we make the user experience more common.”
With the Windows phones and tablets already running on Windows, albeit a lighter version, will achieving this new ecosystem mean that the next Xbox will run on Windows also? As yet there is no time frame for when Microsoft are planning on releasing the new console and not really much else known about what is planned for it- even the name, Xbox 720 is speculation. All I know is I am eagerly waiting on some official information about what’s coming after the Xbox 360
For a full transcript of Andy Lee’s presentation head over to Microsoft’s News Centre.