Rumor: Next Xbox Out in Late 2012

November 9, 2011 -

According to a Computer and Video Games report, the next Xbox 360 - which some have been calling the Xbox 720 - is codenamed "Project Ten," will be released during the 2012 holiday shopping season, and will be "going the Apple route." All this comes from technology reporter Paul Thurrott, who says he's been told these things, but doesn't specify any particular source. Thurrott made the claims on the Windows Weekly video show.

"What I'm hearing is [the next Xbox is] going to come out for holidays next year, meaning that they would almost have to announce this at CES, wouldn't they? That's my rumour... that we'll expect to hear something about that," says Thurrott. "They're going the Apple route where they want this thing to integrate very tightly with Windows 8 and Windows Phone, which is a problem with the current Xbox."

Thurrott also claim he's been told that the next Xbox will feature "embedded Microsoft Silverlight", which will run the previously announced Xbox Live TV platform.

Source: Windows Weekly by way of C&VG


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Re: Rumor: Next Xbox Out in Late 2012

Rumors or not, I've listened to Windows Weekly for a good while, and Thurrot has a good track record of having accurate inside sources. Silverlight being canned does throw a wrench in it, but that doesn't exclude the possibility of forking the code and reusing it in a new name and context. It's got some decent technology, especially for video, but it was too little, too late, especially in the face of dominance by Flash.

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Microsoft is supposed to be getting rid of silverlight, so there are now 2 conflicting rumors.

 

http://slashdot.org/story/11/11/09/1920247/microsoft-killing-silverlight

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>will be "going the Apple route."

So it'll be catastrophically expensive?

Re: Rumor: Next Xbox Out in Late 2012

Five Hundred And Ninety Nine US Dollars

Re: Rumor: Next Xbox Out in Late 2012

Ok, GP, this is going to save you a LOT of time and frustration, so pay attention.

STOP, REPORTING, RUMORS!!!

Re: Rumor: Next Xbox Out in Late 2012

Why?  And frustration with what?

 

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Re: Rumor: Next Xbox Out in Late 2012

Because there already exist plenty of industry sites where rumors like this make sense.

Gamepolitics is, in theory at least, supposed to be about the intersection of the game industry and politics.  Talking about the next release cycle of a console is significant mission creep since this has zero political dimension to it.

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Why bother unless there is confirmation? Maybe attempt some verification first.

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Verify? You mean ask Microsoft?

"Hello Microsoft. What do you have to say about these rumors of the next generation of the XBox?"

"No Comment"

There is that good enough for you?

I honestly have no problem with GP reporting on rumors. Rumors of new things is what keeps hope alive.

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Eh, to me it usually leads to disappointment later.

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Disappointment? Its been nothing but disappointment since the launch of the 360.


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I've found the 360 to be less of a disappointment than the other two major systems.  The PS3 isn't terrible persay.  But it goes with not being turned on for months at a time.  As where my 360 gets near daily playtime.

The Wii on the other hand, ugh.  I couldn't find enough games to justify keeping the system.

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Zippy just has impossibly high standards nothing will be able to meet. Doesn't stop people from trying.

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I don't mind them. Mostly because the vast majority of them come true. I read very few Wii U rumors that did not become reality last E3. Same for the original Wii and the 360. So I have no reason to doubt a rumor when it comes to game consoles especially when it comes from a fairly reputable source.

Re: Rumor: Next Xbox Out in Late 2012

Being pleasantly surprised isn't a bad thing, and I didn't mean calling up Microsoft for confirmation, I meant waiting for an official announcement.

Re: Rumor: Next Xbox Out in Late 2012

And the rumors I hear are its going to be ARM based run win 9 development stuff and be cheaper to build than the 360.


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