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Microsoft says Xbox 360 will be relevant for five more years

By Matthew ยท 14 replies
Jun 24, 2010
  1. The Xbox 360 may be five years old this November (has it been that long?), but Microsoft expects this to be a "very big year," calling 2010 the "mid-lifecycle" of the console. In an interview, Microsoft executive Chris Lewis told Gamesindustry.biz that the platform at least another five years of life.

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  2. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 821   +29

    Every part of the gaming industry seems to be saying that, but I'm still worried that in their greed to pick up a larger market share with the casual gamers that the core gamers will be left with little to enjoy.
  3. kakarot27

    kakarot27 TS Member Posts: 80

    LOL 5 years.....by that time we will have dx14 or something and they will be stuck with dx9
  4. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,674

    The games looked horrible at launch. I'm going to hate seeing them in 2015 compared to my pc.
  5. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    They're not saying that they will not release a new system inbetween now and then. They're saying that they will support and keep xbox alive for another 5 years. The PS2 still ships a hefty amount of units and Microsoft wants the 360 to have the same amount of longevity.
  6. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Posts: 211

    its going to take alot of what MS doesn't have to be able t beat the PS2.
  7. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 648   +58

    Forgive me for being ignorant, but does the new 360 slim play Blu-ray?
  8. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,124   +1,617

    Nope Timonius - no Blu-ray on any Xbox.

    The Xbox will be relevant until Sony or Nintendo comes out with their new models predicted to be Christmas of 2012.
  9. @Timonius

    No it doesn't have Blu-ray and M$ will never have a BR system; Due to the fact that they would have to pay Sony to license the technology.


    Xbox 360 doesn't use DX9 (or the PS3 for that matter).
  10. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,146   +142

    This is curious, as rumors of the PS4 have it launching at the end of 2012. I'm pretty sure that if the rumors prove to be true (I'm not holding my breath), that M$ will most certainly bring out some new competition. I'm sticking to my PC though.
  11. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,372   +17

    Chazz is right, this just means they will support it for at least 5 more years. Which is great news for gamers imo. I also have no doubt that Microsoft and Sony will be making a move in the next couple of years. But definitely not before Nintendo this time around who I have a feeling will be showing stuff off come next year.
  12. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 8,248   +1,268

    Regardless of what happens, Microsoft won't say otherwise since they just released a brand new Xbox, which inevitably I'm going to buy to replace my RROD'd console just because I have already invested some considerable money on games and gear for it.
  13. Wow... hardware that was obsolete before it was even on the shelf, now in a pretty new package. I'll pass.
  14. Isn't it kind of ironic that the Gears of War and MW2 "hardcore" kids are getting the same shaft from Microsoft that the Quake/UT generation got?

    I caved and bought an XBOX and I have to admit that, it has some pretty fun exclusives like Alan Wake, Perfect Dark Zero, Forza series and BF1943.

    No matter how "hardcore" you feel you're just a piece of flesh wasting time.
  15. kakarot27

    kakarot27 TS Member Posts: 80

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