We all knew it was coming but now we’ve got fairly legitimate, although unconfirmed reports of the new Xbox game console coming out at the end of 2013. Bloomberg reported this based on the word of “people familiar with the company’s plans.”
“Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) will release the next version of its Xbox video-game machine, the top-selling console, in time for the holidays next year, according to people familiar with the company’s plans.
The new device is planned for Thanksgiving and Christmas sales, said the people, who declined to be identified because the product road map is confidential. The software maker hasn’t decided whether to unveil the new Xbox at an industry event such as the E3 show in June, or a separate event devoted solely to the machine, one of the people said.“
With this latest update, there is no doubt a new Xbox will be coming out. Now we’re just waiting for an exact product name and release date. So far people have speculated that Microsoft’s next console’s name could be Xbox 720 or Xbox Next. It could even be Xbox 3, or maybe they’ll go really cliche’ and call it XXX (but probably not). Internally, it has the code name of “Durango“.
In the meantime, Microsoft is producing a gaming tablet called Xbox Surface. No official details have been revealed about this yet other than that it is slated for next year.