Thu, Jun 07, 2012 | 23:09 BST
Xbox 360 has “more than two years” left, says Phil Spencer
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.