Microsoft’s Spencer Says Xbox 360 Has “More Than Two Years” Left
Well, we didn’t see an Xbox 720 or PS4 at E3 this year. Given all the rumors and rumblings, that means that we’ll almost certainly see the next generation of consoles revealed at next year’s E3. But Phil Spencer, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Game Studios, wants to talk about the future of the current gen.
“I think the 360 has a lot more than two years,” said Spencer. “It has legs for a long time.”
Of course, the PS2 hung around (and still hangs around in some households) long after the PS3 launched. And unlike the jump from SD to HD, we won’t all have amazing new TVs that make our old systems look horribly outdated when 2013 and 2014 roll around (not like that stopped the Wii, though).
So should we be reading into these statements looking for clues as to when the next gen will start? I don’t think so. I just see it as Spencer stating the obvious: that not everyone is going to chuck their 360′s into the dumpster when Microsoft’s next system launches.