According to CVG, Microsoft Executive Phil Spencer has promised a huge Xbox 360 unveil at this years E3 event. He also said that “I think the [Xbox 360] is going to be very vibrant for many years”.
Despite that the Xbox One was announced on Tuesday, Spencer told Gamespot that the console has many years left in it and the console it something that Microsoft plan to support for a long time.
“I think the [Xbox 360] is going to be very vibrant for many years. In fact, we have a huge, I think it’s huge, [Xbox 360] announcement for E3 that I keep wanting to talk about, but I can’t.” Spencer said. “I think it will surprise people. I loved what we did last year with Minecraft; bring Minecraft to the box; six million units later it’s kind of a beast. I think there’s a lot of life in the [Xbox 360] for years to come.”
I’d love to speculate the reasons why Microsoft plan to keep supporting the Xbox 360 with thoughts like “They’ll be supporting it for a long time for the Indie market due to the lack of Indie titles on the Xbox One” or “Many Xbox 360 fans with a huge games collection is going to stick with the 360 due to the lack of backwards compatibility” I don’t think it’s the time or the place – just yet.
Many of our favourite franchises like Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Assassin’s Creed will be launched on both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, so it really depends how long publishers plan to develop for both consoles before the Xbox 360 is considered out of date, so it stands to reason why Microsoft still have big plans for the 360.