Xbox 360’s Successor Will Not Be At E3 2012

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!

Source: IGN

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  • Redswoo

    I would prefer a new generation of consoles every 4 years maximum to encourage innovation and improvement In the gaming experience. We have seen far too many sequels that despite long development times have only offered minor improvements over the old game. To name one would be gears of war. the longer the next generation is delayed the longer we have to put up with yes I think the industry is long overdue a new console.

  • Rod720

    I’m glad a new console is not coming out. 360 has a lot of great games and more to come. I would hate to spend so much on software this year and have buy a new system that cost over 4 or 500 dollars. Lets face it the next gen of consoles is not gonna be cheap. And my household will need at least 2 systems maybe 3, so everyone can get play time. I for one can wait a few more years, but a handheld that can play 360 games would be a must have for me, my wife, and my 3 kids.

  • I am not ready yet! I am completely happy with my 360 and PS3. You don’t need better specs for innovation. A good developer can be creative and innovative no matter what kind of specs they are using.