Friday, June 8, 2012

Microsoft says Xbox 360 has more than two years left

I guess they plan to support 360 long after 720 is out

Which makes sense, since it is always good to have a very cheap active system at all times and a much more expensive one going forward to eventually replace it in the long term

According to the head of Microsoft Studios, Phil Spencer, the Xbox 360 may well be with us for quite a long time yet.

With the next generation coming up quickly, some may expect that the Xbox 360 will fall by the wayside as Microsoft transitions to the next generation. However, that doesn't seem to be the case, as Spencer says it has "a lot more than just two years left."

Speaking to GameSpot, Spencer said, "It's a platform that has really reached scale; this is the time when you really see the great content showing up. The future in a lot of ways is always tomorrow: [things like] the SmartGlass technology and Windows 8 [show that] things are going to constantly evolve.

"The world where everything gets centered around one console and when that comes out--we kind of have to evolve away from just thinking about that, [especially] with the service-based nature of games today. Right now the Xbox 360 is really healthy and it's doing incredibly well. I think the 360 has a lot more than two years [left]. It has legs for a long time."

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