Microsoft Finally Admits There Will Be A Next Xbox

After dodging many, many questions about the Xbox 360's successor, Microsoft has finally confirmed what we've all known for years: there will be another Xbox.

Windows Live general manager Brian Hall mentioned the new console to The Verge in a podcast last week.

"We did this — we've had Hotmail for and operated Hotmail for about 16 years. We obviously have Exchange, and Outlook that people use at work," Hall said. "We just decided it was time to do something new and bring the best from each of those — put them together and release it right in time for the new wave of products that we have coming out with Windows 8, with the new version of Office, with the new Windows Phone and the new Xbox."

We've heard quite a bit about Microsoft's next console, which is code-named Durango. Kotaku's sources have told us that it will ship with an integrated Kinect sensor, a Blu-Ray drive, and some sort of anti-used game technology.

The Vergecast 041 - August 2, 2012 [The Verge via IGN]


    He seems to be saying that we'll be getting a new Xbox this year, or early next year, because that's when those products are coming out. Which sounds odd because you'd think they'd have said something about it or shown it off by now. They're just going to wait until release date to tell everyone about it? Although that would be cool. "Hey everyone, we're releasing a new Xbox! Oh and BTW, it's in stores right now. SO GO GET YOU ONE!" :P

      Doesnt work... see the sega saturn as an example. No hype & no prep time for stores = no sales.

      'New Xbox' could just be referring to the Halo 4-branded 360 though. Also it's been a while since the last Dashboard update.

        Hasn't been that long last Dash update was in November. That's when the next one will be too.

          Yeah they were advertising a pilot program for the new dashboard last week (hopefully it's better than the current mess)

    Rango's face=showpiece for displacement mapping=nextgen.

    Rango's face looks kinda freaky up close. So the new xbox is next year when Windows 8, WMP 8 & Office 2012 are fully released. No big surprise there.

    "... anti-used game technology." - I dont like the sounds of that o.O

      If this restricts the ability to take games over to a friends house I will be seriously disappointed .

      Sounds like they've just guaranteed a sale..... of a PS4. Unless Sony do the same thing.

      This is just one of many reasons I'm predicting Ouya and other open source consoles shitting all over the Microsoft and Sony. Maybe not this coming generation, but the one after for sure. Before they were free to go crazy on their DRM anti-piracy bullshit that only inconveniences paying customers (Don't believe me? Google a torrent for any game ever and you'll find a working copy). Now there is going to be an alternative, the more restrictions the put on, the more they will push people away.

        Haha a console where everyone gets free games shitting over MS and Sony? where are the devs ganna come from to make no monie on the console? Besides I doubt that MS will go through with anti pirecy espesialy after Sony said they wouldnt cos it would hurt the consumer... Then again... im just not faised for next gens consoles, they seem... week...


    C'mon Microsoft. Give us an official reveal for gods' sake!

      They'll probably be saving that for just before the WiiU launch to try and steal its thunder

      Why? Personally I'd like this generation dragged out as long as possible. I don't feel like forking out $700 for a new xbox. I will, but that doesn't mean I want to anytime this year - or next, or the one after.


    It's the resounding lack of surprise, internet-wide, which has me stumped. A new Xbox? Why aren't people excited?

    so the next xbox is a ps3?

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