Featured Articles

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

We wanted to learn a bit more about Qualcomm's plans for wearables and it turns out that the company believes its…

More...
Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

We had a chance to talk to Michelle Leyden-Li, Senior Director of Marketing, QCT at Qualcomm and get an update on…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 16 March 2012 08:55

Microsoft confirms no 720 at E3

Written by David Stellmack

microsoft

Chooses to comment this time around

Microsoft has pioneered the use of the standard line, “Microsoft does not comment on rumors or speculation,” but in a rare departure from that position Microsoft’s head of Corporate PR, David Dennis, sent out an Email saying that, “No new console will be shown at the L.A. show or anytime soon.” Dennis went on to add that, “While we appreciate all of the interest in our long-range plans for the future, we can confirm that there will be no talk of new Xbox hardware at E3 or anytime soon.”

The news squashed the expected counter to Nintendo’s Wii U. Instead, Microsoft claims they will be building upon the Xbox 360’s current momentum with Halo 4, Forza Horizon and new Kinect titles. All of this isn’t really what most gamers were hoping Microsoft would be talking about at the upcoming E3 event in LA.

We have noticed most of the job postings at Microsoft reference “next-gen” in the job descriptions. In addition, we continue to hear from sources in the development community that they have been briefed on codename “Durango,” which is believed to be the new Xbox 720 or Xbox Next, if you like.

Analysts that we have spoken with were surprised by the released statement by Microsoft PR. One analyst told us, “It sounds like they are trying to dub down expectations prior to E3, as they believe that they have enough in the pipeline and sales are good enough. Since Sony isn’t going to talk about PlayStation 4 and we are not feeling like the Wii U is a threat, we don’t need to talk about the 720 yet.”


blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments