No successor for Xbox 360 for years, Microsoft says

22 Sep 2010

There won’t be a successor for the Xbox 360 for years, according to Microsoft’s Xbox and Entertainment director Stephen McGill.

McGill feels that this current generation will be around for “a long, long time.”

“I think there’s still a lot of legs left with the Xbox 360, so we’re years away from contemplating what comes next,” said McGill.

“As you know, with Xbox 360 we constantly innovate with the current console you have, through extra services on Xbox Live that we can pump down the service, then obviously with Kinect; that’s a massive game-changer for the industry, transforming what entertainment in games can be for friends and family.”

This quote is in line with Microsoft’s belief that the Xbox 360 is only halfway through its lifespan.

Speaking to The Guardian earlier in the year, it was stated that thanks to the fact that they can keep upgrading the Xbox 360’s software and hardware, there’s no pressing need to release a new console.

The Xbox 360 was first launched in November 2005. It is set to release the Kinect, motion-based hands-free controller, later this year.