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January 5, 2008 at 3:22 pm #6458AnonymousInactive
Looks like the follow-up to the XBox360 is under way.
How old is the Xbox 360, 1 1/2 years? Usual life cycle of a console, 3-5 years?
January 5, 2008 at 6:04 pm #39789AnonymousInactive
The next Xbox was most likley all ready been thought about just as the 360 launched. They take years to make. Microsoft worked with ATI for a long time just to get the GPU done for the 360.
Sony has talked in passing several times about the PS4.
January 6, 2008 at 4:31 am #39790AnonymousInactive
Wow watsup with Microsoft and all this console makers. We not all made of money.
January 6, 2008 at 12:22 pm #39792AnonymousInactive
I really dont think you will see the next Xbox untill at least 2010.
January 6, 2008 at 4:54 pm #39798AnonymousInactive
Try Q4 2008, in black only, with integrated HD player (HD by stealth, as with the Blue Ray by stealth visa vie PS3), larger hard drive 320/360GB for storing all those movie downloads! BTW anyone try the movie download service over the holidays?, used it on one of those cold rainy evenings and was impressed. One other item is a new quieter power supply (maybe). There are also rumbles about tv tuners etc, but I expect that would be the death of Media Center, not a bad thing for the environment really. I know people hate the thoughts of a browser on a console but again from the environment its better not to have to turn on another device to access the web. So the 360 will be the new games/media center, which is the way a lot of people use it at the moment (thought to self..wonder if one could write a web browser using the network classes in XNA 2.0)
January 6, 2008 at 7:57 pm #39801AnonymousInactive
I am talking about Xbox 3 though.
January 6, 2008 at 9:37 pm #39802AnonymousInactive
I realise that you are referring to next gen Xbox but the road to the next version will be paved with a couple of choices namely is it a games console / entertainment system. The Q4 08 release of a larger hard drive and integrated HD player is a precursor to the direction consoles are heading. Will the next version be just a games console ? what are the key concerns and how does the next gen complement other product offerings. Where does if fit / not fit with technologies such as Media Center, Home Server. Where does it fit with Digital Terrestrial / Satellite / IPTV perspective. Where does it fit with education, where does it fit with even the PC. From a games perspective what games will it launch with in order to encourage us want to part with our hard earned euro. As games studies have seen with next gen title development cost rocketed. The real next generation war will be won by the console or publishers with the best tool sets, which will be released in parallel if not well before any consoles hit the high street shelves. Looking back at the PS3 the big play was Blue Ray, something that MS and companies like Toshiba are going to fight hard on. Developer productivity and tool sets are the next gen battleground.
January 7, 2008 at 12:33 pm #39804AnonymousInactive
Billy didnt announce the "xbox Ultimate" at CES 2008 anyway.
Although he did suck at guitar hero.
January 8, 2008 at 11:19 am #39811AnonymousInactive
Ah yes, the XBox "Ultimate". In fairness, given the source of that rumor, Stuff magazine, I had very little faith in it actually being true. Outside of it’s trashy origins the rumor also didn’t make sense given the current state of the format war. Now more than ever it’s looking like Blu-Ray is going to finish on top in the long run, but either way MS would be insane to tie their next SKU to one particular format.
As for the XBox 3, you actually didn’t think it would already be in development? :roll:
January 8, 2008 at 11:46 am #39812AnonymousInactive
but either way MS would be insane to tie their next SKU to one particular format[/quote:b462266411]
So I get from this, you think we will see a Blu-Ray in an Xbox :shock:
January 8, 2008 at 1:34 pm #39813AnonymousInactive
blu-ray or maybe a dual player
January 8, 2008 at 2:36 pm #39814AnonymousInactive
My bet is they will stick with a HD-DVD player (if any). Compression combined with bigger pipes will result in CD’s, DVD’s, HD-DVD’s and Blu-Ray Disc’s becoming obsolete in a very short timeframe. Sony may have won the format battle regarding Blu-Ray but the real battle is still to won on content delivery, through IPTV and media download.
January 8, 2008 at 2:37 pm #39815AnonymousInactive
Another nail in the coffin of HDDVD
January 8, 2008 at 4:37 pm #39816AnonymousInactive
My bet is they will stick with a HD-DVD player (if any). Compression combined with bigger pipes will result in CD’s, DVD’s, HD-DVD’s and Blu-Ray Disc’s becoming obsolete in a very short timeframe. Sony may have won the format battle regarding Blu-Ray but the real battle is still to won on content delivery, through IPTV and media download.[/quote:382bd5b07e]
Sorry my friend but iptv won’t work in europe, especially in this country. The broadband connection here is really poor. Plus do you think that the xbox follow up will do that well? Xbox as reached its critical mass with release of halo. Also no xbox 360 Ultimate for use its been vrushed at ces as you all know.
This year should be interesting.
January 8, 2008 at 4:50 pm #39819AnonymousInactive
January 8, 2008 at 6:26 pm #39822AnonymousInactive
January 8, 2008 at 7:53 pm #39824AnonymousInactive
Microsoft Games chief Don Mattrick has confirmed (or, in some cases, reaffirmed) via a memo a handful of exclusive titles to arrive on Xbox 360 in 2008. The list of assuredly not canceled titles include Halo Wars, Too Human, Fable 2, Alan Wake, Splinter Cell: Conviction and "several exciting yet-to-be-announced titles."[/quote:05d7154154]
That cound be Gears of War 2 for all we know and I would not call Alan Wake, Fable 2, Too Human and Halo Wars a poor line up.
January 9, 2008 at 11:34 am #39830AnonymousInactive
So I get from this, you think we will see a Blu-Ray in an Xbox :shock:[/quote:45111a00bb]
While that’s not what I meant I still wouldn’t rule it out. Strangely enough this article popped up on EG this morning which would confirm the possibility. You have to remember that MS is only one of many members of the HD DVD Promotion Group so if the format were to die out or there was a widespread adoption of Blu-Ray over HD-DVD, as is beginning to happen now, I can’t see them having a problem with releasing a BR add-on.
Sorry my friend but iptv won’t work in europe, especially in this country. [/quote:45111a00bb]
Incorrect. IPTV is already under live trials with Smart Telecom, Magnet offer it in most of the areas they cover, it’s up and running in some colleges across the country and BT have also announced that the roll out will begin across Ireland this year.
Plus do you think that the xbox follow up will do that well? Xbox as reached its critical mass with release of halo.[/quote:45111a00bb]
Yes, I do. I also believe such cynicism was directed at the Xbox360 in light of the performance of the original XBox, however we’ve all seen how much better the former has done so far. I’ll ignore the Halo comment as, as Matthew says, there are plenty more extremely high profile games on the way which are bound to be big sellers.
We also don’t know what’s coming this year, in definite terms anyway, because none of the major shows have taken place this year yet. Most of the big games from last year have already been released with the exception of a handful of titles so lets wait till we actually hear what’s coming out before we announce the death of any particular platform shall we?
January 9, 2008 at 11:56 am #39829AnonymousInactive
Everyone thinks because the orignal Xbox didnt last as long as other consoles thats the way Microsoft do things. That was only one cycle and Microsoft where later than they expcted at launching the Xbox as well.
They are all ready getting close to over taking the user base of the orignal Xbox so things are getting a lot better for them.
edit: Just somthing on the blu-ray front: http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3165321
January 9, 2008 at 11:38 pm #39835AnonymousInactive
The next Halo game will probably launch with the "Xbox 3" in 2010.
Which means they’ve obviously been thinking about the next machine for a while now.
But this happens all the time in this industry, because thats the nature of it!
No big deal
January 10, 2008 at 12:13 am #39837AnonymousInactive
Some people bet on horses for kicks so I guess our vice is to try to second guess the MS’s and the Sony’s of the world. :wink:
January 10, 2008 at 2:18 pm #39840AnonymousInactive
the next Halo game is out this year. But i assume you mean the next Halo shooter.
I am quite looking foward to it there are soooo mant story lines to finish up in the Halo universe: the other Spartans on ONYX, what happens to MC, what about the rest of the brutes not all of them where killed.
January 12, 2008 at 4:04 pm #39850AnonymousInactive
the next Halo game is out this year. But i assume you mean the next Halo shooter.
I am quite looking foward to it there are soooo mant story lines to finish up in the Halo universe: the other Spartans on ONYX, what happens to MC, what about the rest of the brutes not all of them where killed.[/quote:e9ca7684d7]
Halo wars is a bit of a cheap cash in, looks ok.
Meh, Halo just doesn’t appeal to me.
I prefer my current COD4 multiplayer addiction
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