The Xbox 360 launched in 2005, so as it stands today, going on 5 years later, we’re due for a new system…right? Wrong.
According to Microsoft, the company has no need to release a new console in the immediate future.
“I think it’s important to say that the Xbox 360 is the console of the long future for us,” David Hufford, senior director of Xbox product management, told the Guardian. “There is no need to launch a new console, because we’re able to give this console new life either with software upgrades or hardware upgrades like Project Natal.”
Project Natal is the motion-control hardware the company is launching Holiday 2010.
And the director went on to liken the Xbox 360 life-cycle to that of the ten-year PlayStation 3 model.
“The Xbox 360 was designed for a long life,” Hufford adds, “and I don’t even know if we’re at the midpoint yet.”
Well now, do you think this is good news? Everything new coming in the form of new software and hardware upgrades? Or do you want a new system entirely?