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Xbox Europe Head Says Next Xbox Could "Overlap" With 360

Aug 17 2011, 2:04pm CDT | by , in News | Gaming

Senior exec hints at a pre-2015 Xbox successor.

Xbox Europe Head Says Next Xbox Could "Overlap" With 360
 
 

Microsoft hasn't stated when the next version of the Xbox will be released, but it could very well come out well before support ends for the 360.

At least, that's a sentiment that Microsoft VP Chris Lewis gave in a recent interview with UK news site Metro.co.uk.

Even before the Xbox 360 first came out in 2005, Microsoft championed its plans to make the console a 10-year platform, which would lead most to believe that the next Xbox wouldn't be until 2015.

However, Lewis, who heads up the Xbox division in Europe, eased off on that itinerary just a bit.

"Well, we think we’re more than halfway through but given we are still growing, we think we’re at a healthy part in the life cycle still because we’ve pumped this adrenaline into the arm of the business with Kinect and the scope and scale of what that means for publishers and developers I think is huge. And indeed with Xbox Live which does truly stand us apart from everybody else. So we think we’re a little over halfway with the life cycle of the console, but that’s not to say there won’t be an overlap," he said in the interview.

In other words, it looks like the next iteration of Microsoft's home console might come before 2015, but the plan is to keep supporting the 360 until the end of that 10-year life span.

"I’m not going to announce specifically or talk about timing. But you could imagine there could be overlap, it depends. We’re not being specific about the next generation at this stage. We’re very fixated on what we’re doing right now and the success we’re enjoying," Lewis confirmed.

The Xbox 360 has done a good job of staying relevant through firmware updates, but some of its hardware specs make it difficult to last the test of time. Additionally, there is a huge amount of fragmentation in hardware, unlike the PS3 and Wii which have retained their core specs from day one.

So another Xbox would seem to be due in the next couple years. If Lewis's comments are anything to go by, that could definitely be the case.

Via Metro

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Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at mark@i4u.com.

 

 

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