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Alas, I am the bearer of bad news today. Amidst all of the rumors about the new Xbox 720, French marketing director Cedrick Delmas has told the site Lepoint.fr that there will be not be a 2012 release of the newest Xbox. Rumors have been flaring up recently about the technical aspects of the Xbox 720, and it’s only made the anticipation worse. The Wii U is also being released late 2012, so many people assumed Microsoft would be going head to head against Nintendo. Delmas stated that they were basically going to let Nintendo have their fun, and steal all their glory later on.
Delmas also mentioned E3 in his interview with Lepoint.fr, but he isn’t really sure what Microsoft will do for this year’s convention. I’m guessing that maybe they’ll introduce some aspect of the new Xbox 720 and make it official (like the rumors about the processor being seven times more powerful). Maybe they’ll hint at what the new design for the controller looks like. E3 will be bombarded with questions about these rumors, so Microsoft better have some answers ready.
I have to say, I’m kind of grateful that another Xbox won’t be released this year. Like most gamers, I only have so much money set aside for games this year. Besides if the Xbox 720 bans any used game then I may have to boycott them.
Ok, not really, but I will probably end up switching to PC gaming anyway. Steam always has some good deals going on, and I heard there are many advantages to becoming a PC gamer. I will miss that controller in my hand though. Consoles better not ever become a thing of the past; I’m too nostalgic to let go of the good old days when glitches meant you had to start back at the beginning. If a new Xbox does come out in 2013, it better blow us all away.