Report: “Xbox Next” To Be Released in 2013

Develop sources tell them that Microsoft is hard at work on a new console known as “Xbox Next” that will be announced at E3 2013 and released later that year — and nobody, apparently, thinks it’s going to happen before then, despite reports that say otherwise.

Too, they say that Lionhead is already working on a new Fable game for the console, and that an EA studio (Crytek?) already has preliminary hardware and is developing a game for the console as well.

God, all this new console news is getting me pumped up. For better or for worse, we live in a world in which PC standards are dictated by console standards, and so we’re not going to progress significantly from where we are now until new console hardware is released. Sorry, guys.

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3 Comments on Report: “Xbox Next” To Be Released in 2013


On October 20, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Fable, getting worse with each new release.


On October 21, 2011 at 3:58 am

…? fable 2 was great. from what i’ve seen of the third it’s

Brandon J. Clark

On October 21, 2011 at 5:33 am

Sadly, you’re right, Phil. We just can’t expect a super leap forward in overall game design or quality until all platforms share common hardware functionality.