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Monday, 09 May 2011 09:41

No Xbox 720 at E3

Written by David Stellmack
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Sources tell us it isn’t happening
With all of the rumors circulating about a surprise announcement from Microsoft at E3 where they are supposedly planning to steal Nintendo’s thunder with the announcement of the successor to the Xbox 360, we have continued to shake the trees and ask a lot of questions. We seem to be coming up with the same thing… it appears to be a lot of talk, but little more than that.

While a number of sites have reported an Xbox 720 development kit that was supposedly in a PC case that was given to Electronic Arts to start initial development work, our sources tell us that this is simply untrue; and if it were true they have seen no evidence to suggest that it exists. Sources continue to tell us that they have not been briefed by Microsoft on the existence of a new console, but recent pushes from Microsoft have been about Kinect, which the company believes will sustain the Xbox 360 for some time.

Analysts that we have spoken with seem to share the same belief and they also think Microsoft is focused on Kinect and not on the release of a new console yet. As one analyst told us, “Yes, I think Microsoft has ongoing development on the building of an Xbox 720, but they are not ready to announce it yet. Instead, we expect Microsoft to focus on Kinect by adding more enhancements and support for it as the current strategy. While everyone might wish that they steal Nintendo’s thunder by announcing a new console, it just isn’t going to happen.”

We will have to see how this plays out, but we don’t think Microsoft views the new Nintendo console as really that much of a threat because it really isn’t much more than what we have in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. In addition, it is going to take time to ramp up titles for the potential release of a new console, and Microsoft has not been talking to other major developers about the existence of a new console; and so far our developmental sources continue to tell us nothing about the existence of 720 development systems at their studios.


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+20 #1 Silentwalker 2011-05-09 10:27
I hope with the new consoles (xbox 720 & PS 4) they use the 28nm gpu processes and not stick on 40nm.
 
 
+24 #2 ReasonMan 2011-05-09 10:31
Funny thing:
1. MS does not want new console
2. Game devs do not want new console
3. Console players hardly want another console and pay & upgrade etc.

People who really want new console are PC dedicated players who are bored to death by current game production.

New consoles that would lift the barrier between arachaic consoles and modern PC that would finally recieve some of the console games that'd be actually good and actual porting wouldn't mean what it means today.
 
 
+16 #3 The_Wolf88 2011-05-09 10:34
So this mean we will stuck with DX9 for long long time !!

DAMN !! :cry:
 
 
+6 #4 Cartman 2011-05-09 10:35
Seems like on Fudzilla every day we have a new console comeing LOL, i guess they dont know what to write anymore who would blame them :)
 
 
+8 #5 fingerbob69 2011-05-09 10:36
When are those tossers at M$ going to pull their collective fingers out and produce a new Xbox and finally move game graphics out of the DX9 dark ages???!!!

Reasonman is right, consoles have been a dead weight on graphics for atleast 2years now.
 
 
+5 #6 Cartman 2011-05-09 10:39
Quoting fingerbob69:
When are those tossers at M$ going to pull their collective fingers out and produce a new Xbox and finally move game graphics out of the DX9 dark ages???!!!

Reasonman is right, consoles have been a dead weight on graphics for atleast 2years now.


They use Radeon x1950 and Geforce 7800 what can u expect from that?
 
 
+3 #7 Boomstick777 2011-05-09 12:24
Quoting Silentwalker:
I hope with the new consoles (xbox 720 & PS 4) they use the 28nm gpu processes and not stick on 40nm.



I think this is what really is holding back develpoment of a new console, Current console's have a hard time keeping there current 40nm cpu/gpu tech cool and quiet, I think there isn't much more power there could safely reach until 28nm, then they can push graphics much further and keep the console running cool and quiet.

The wii 2 is differnet as it's not really pushing tech but using a modernised 4000 series 40nm gpu, That chip should run cool, but wont push graphics much more than what we already have in consoles now.
 
 
-20 #8 bardenck 2011-05-09 14:34
Quoting The_Wolf88:
So this mean we will stuck with DX9 for long long time !!

DAMN !! :cry:



xbox doesn't use directx.
 
 
+13 #9 The_Wolf88 2011-05-09 14:44
Quoting bardenck:
Quoting The_Wolf88:
So this mean we will stuck with DX9 for long long time !!

DAMN !! :cry:



xbox doesn't use directx.












Yes it does !!
 
 
-18 #10 bardenck 2011-05-09 15:01
Quoting The_Wolf88:
Quoting bardenck:
Quoting The_Wolf88:
So this mean we will stuck with DX9 for long long time !!

DAMN !! :cry:



xbox doesn't use directx.












Yes it does !!



no it doesn't
 

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