Originally Posted by Stradigos441
I think I read in a Game Informer a while ago that both Sony and MS are trying to make it stretch to 2016.
They said that they would support the console for at least 10 years but they never said that they WOULDN'T release another console within that life time.
Sony has done this with the PS1, PS2, and PS3.
My estimations: Microsoft will continue to support Xbox 360 as a Kinect-exclusive machine for the casual audience to combat the Wii or Wii2(Rumor has it that Wii 2 will be as powerful as current-gen consoles) - I can totally see MSFT re-branding the Xbox 360 as being more Kinect oriented and re-releasing it as a new console to fight Wii and Wii HD.
Later, they will announce a new console with bleeding-edge technology for the core audience which will also be Kinect-enabled for future titles.
Am I genius or what?
Originally Posted by MaxFTW
Official keyboard and mouse support plz, Pc gamers will dominate FPS games.
There's already keyboard and mouse support for 360. Haven't you seen the new dongle?
Besides, why not keep the playing field even and play with a pad? I would love to spank you in some Halo multiplayer
Originally Posted by Yvese
I think we're still a ways off. I don't see any proper GPU solutions today that would be cost-effective for a new console. Fusion is what I'd expect to see in the next-gen consoles, but that just released so it hasn't matured yet. I believe AMD will get the design win again for the next xbox, but for sony I'm not sure. I know they'll definitely want to release a cheaper console unlike the disaster that was the PS3 launch.
Don't expect any specs until 2-3 years from now.
I believe AMD has already won the contract to develop for nextbox.
Sony will use the CBE again as nearly half a bln dollars was invested over a period of 6 years to create this chip. It is unlikely they will abandon it especially since they know how to make it work and everyone's code runs on Cell now.Edited by BizzareRide - 3/8/11 at 1:10pm