Rumors and Speculation about Next-Generation consoles have run rampant recently, namely stating the codename for such hardware is “Durango”, implying used games would be out of the question, or that the console would not use physical media at all.
It seems Microsoft decided to put an end to all that fuss by releasing an official statement on the matter:
“For us, 2012 is all about Xbox 360-and it’s the best year ever for Xbox 360… While we appreciate all the interest in our long-range plans for the future, we can confirm that there will be no talk of new Xbox hardware at E3 or anytime soon”
So there you have it. No Xbox 720, Durango or Loops in the foreseeable future. Personally I think there’s still something new coming codenamed Durango; it could be an Xbox tablet of sorts, who knows. The point remains, though; were you really anticipating an announcement? Do you think the industry is prepared for yet another generation of consoles? Let us know in the comments!