Xbox 360 has “more than two years” left, says Phil Spencer

Thursday, 7th June 2012 20:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer has told Gamespot the firm is committed to Xbox 360 “for the long-term,” as the console is “really healthy,” and has “a lot more than two years [left],” he told Gamespot .

“The nice thing about the Xbox 360 right now is–if you look–we’re the number one console globally,” said Spencer. “We’re able to bring in new content and still support the best of the core games. 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.”

It’s widely expected that Microsoft, and Sony, will announce their next generation consoles at E3 next year.



  1. Pytox

    crap that’s not good sign for pc :x

    #1 3 years ago
  2. DSB

    I think back_up failed to take the hint.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Freek

    That’s “filler year” pr speak, probably in response to the buzz Watch Dogs and Star Wars 1313 are getting out of E3. As they are gearing up to reveal their next console and drop their current one like a bad habbit.

    Sony usually repositions their old console as a family friendly budget machine, like the PSOne and PSTwo, with a redesign and price drop. MS don’t do that.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. KodyxDestroyer

    @3 You’re fucking stupid if you think that piracy is what killed 38 studios, and the 360 is a piece of shit barely hanging on by its last leg.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    What this could mean is that they WILL show the next Xbox at E3 in 2013, but that they won’t just abandon it right away, neither will developers who fully realize how many people have a 360. We’ll probably get alot of ports on the new Xbox then, if that’s the case.


    #5 3 years ago

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