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09-14-2009, 04:36 PM
Microsoft: 'Xbox 720' Not Needed Right Now
Company will continue to evolve the current Xbox 360 console.
by Jim Reilly

September 14, 2009 - Gamers looking for a graphical upgrade for this current generation of consoles will have to keep waiting.

In an interview with Develop, Microsoft Game Studios head Phil Spencer said the company is focused on evolving the current Xbox 360 console, with additions such as Project Natal, and is not interested in pushing brand new hardware out the door anytime soon.

"We effectively reinvented the Xbox once already when we rewrote the dashboard. It's not about trying to sell consumers a new piece of hardware at the wrong time, it's about evolving the platform continuously. And we are going to find things, like Natal, that are hardware-related to also do that," said Spender.

"Do we need to sell a new console at some point? I don't think we need to right now," he added. "We'll wait until our experiences are at the right point, like we have done with the Natal camera. We'll wait until everyone is ready for it from a software perspective."

Spencer argues the release of Natal "starts a new generation of entertainment." He also says consumers don't want another full-priced console.

"And in terms of putting more hardware on the market, what else can we do? Put more memory in it? I don't think that's enough," he says. "We like where we are at with the box 360 currently has a great price point. Consumers don't want another $400 box right now."


Real King Kong
09-14-2009, 05:31 PM
The graphics still look great so why upgrade? just concentrate on software and natal for now.

09-16-2009, 11:13 AM
thereb should be an update that lets more media be played and watched on the the 360. i want to be able to install films on my hard drive and be able to play burnt cd's instead of having to pay 10 quid for an album.

Shadow boxer 3
09-16-2009, 11:16 AM
i can see the 360 and the PS3 being around for another 3 year before they bring the next generation out. after the first playstation it took 5 years for the the next one 2 come out