Microsoft ‘New Xbox’ Claims Misinterpreted
“We’ve had Hotmail and operated Hotmail for about 16 years, we obviously have Exchange, and Outlook, that people use at work. We just decided it was time to do something new and bring the best from each of those and put them together and release it right in time for the new wave of products that we could have coming out with Windows 8, with the new version of Office with the new Windows phone and the new Xbox,” Microsoft general manager Brian Hall told The Verge last week.
It was the above quote that set off so many gamers, and rightfully so, as our hopes for a new Xbox got the better of us all. According to Microsoft, Hall, when making the above comments, was said to be referring to the Xbox Live fall update. C’mon Microsoft. Really? That’s the best you’ve got. Why would he refer to it as a “New Xbox” and not mean a new xbox?
“The comments to The Verge were not understood in their intended context,” a Microsoft spokesperson said. “When Brian mentioned a ‘new wave of products,’ he was referring to the full lineup of products coming later this year from Microsoft, including Windows 8, Office, Windows Phone, and of course our fall Xbox update which will bring a host of new consumer experiences like Xbox Music, Videos, Games on Windows 8, and Xbox SmartGlass.”
With a next-gen consoles rumored to be hitting shelves at the end of next year, it makes me wonder if Microsoft are planning to release their next-gen console early. As we all know, the Xbox 360 did quite well releasing before the PlayStation, and even now still triumphs over Sony in console sales.