Originally Posted by brianbat420 Because everyone else is making predictions I will too!
Nextbox will come out in 2013 period.2015 is just shenangins! 2014 more realistic but not when MS NEEDS to be first
Glad you said 2014 is more realistic. That's called hedging your bet a tad. MS is a realistic company. It's like a big aircraft carrier that can't just change course on a whim. MS needs to be profitable more, than they need to be first in 2013. Windows 8 better be profitable for them in 2013 or Hellfire will rain down from Redmond and Wall Street. XBox 360 better be profitable for them or lightning bolts will strike from near and far. Halo 4 better be profitable for them in 2013 or heads will roll. Bottom line...the last thing they need to do in 2013 is relaunch XBox with a big expensive, money hogging, new console launch. Especially when the X-360 is galloping full stride. Nintendo WiiU may even start to reclaim some lost market share. It won't change very much in Xbox World, in 2013, IMO.
Good point about AAA titles. Others on this thread have also shared that opinion. My take is this. Just because that's how it was in the past...doesn't mean it has to be that way in Next Generation. MS has been working on NextBox since 2006. I highly suspect a few of their most trustworthy studio partners have been kept abreast of their direction. I wouldn't even be surprised to see them launch a complete Gold Edition makeover of Halo 2 to launch the Next Console...followed the next year (2015) by Halo 5. IMO that would be really neat. It wouldn't take much for them to do something like that. It would be a great familiar Launch title that gamers could compare with the XBox 360 compatible & Original XBox version. Saber Interactive may have already done it as part of the Halo CE Anniversary project.
In the end...your guess is as good as any on this thread. Let's face it. No one is going to be angry or ashamed...regardless of who is right or wrong.