Microsoft: “Xbox 360 has a lot more than two years left”
Microsoft say they are “committed to the long-term”
While speculation runs wild on next-gen consoles, Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer thinks the Xbox is fine as it is.
“Right now the Xbox 360 is really healthy and it’s doing incredibly well,” he told said. “I think the 360 has a lot more than two years [left]. It has legs for a long time.
“Microsoft entered this space with the original Xbox 11 years ago, and we’re committed for the long-term,” he added. “The nice thing about the Xbox 360 right now is we’re the number one console globally. 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.”
Xbox boss in Europe Chris Lewis does note that despite the optimistic view on the 360’s longevity, that doesn’t rule out a next-generation release in the near future.
“We think we’re a little over halfway with the life cycle of the console, but that’s not to say there won’t be an overlap [with the next generation].”