News: Despite a growing number of rumors about the next Xbox console, Microsoft has officially stated that the Xbox 720 will not be announced or even discussed at E3 this year.
Microsoft has issued a statement that denies any plans for announcing the Xbox 720 at this year’s E3. “While we appreciate all the interest in our long-range plans for the future,” reads the statement, as reposted by Kotaku, “we can confirm that there will be no talk of new Xbox hardware at E3 or anytime soon.”
Microsoft’s presentation at this year’s E3 will be “all about Xbox 360.” Microsoft has already stated that this year has been the Xbox 360′s strongest year ever, and the company plans to “build on that Xbox 360 momentum.” This year, according to the statement, Microsoft plans to “deliver more TV, music, and movie experiences for Xbox 360-as we’ll make it even easier to find and control your all entertainment.” There is also promise of Windows 8 integration, “so people can enjoy their Xbox entertainment wherever they go.”
The Xbox 720, presumably codenamed Durango, has been rumored to have no disc drive, and to have a possible 2013 release. We were looking forward to learning some more concrete details at this year’s E3 but it looks like we’ll be waiting a bit longer for more information. As soon as we find out more about the Xbox Next/720/Durango, we’ll let you know right here on BeefJack.