Uros "Vader" Pavlovic
06:24 am EDT @ January 25th, 2012
of next-generation console news? No problem. Here's some more. IGN
that Microsoft will be launching a successor to the Xbox 360 pretty
soon. Not only that, but according to the news story, the next-gen Xbox console
will be powered by a 2011 Radeon 6000 series GPU, as opposed to the latest 7k
series. The info, apparently, comes from "sources close to the project." Another
interesting bit of info emerged from IGN's report, indicating that the brand
new console will features a graphics processor "six times the processing power"
of the current-gen 360 gaming system and "20 percent greater performance" than
Nintendo's Wii U (scheduled to launch during Q2 2012).
Incidentally, European Xbox head honcho, Chris Lewis commented in August: "We
think we're a little over halfway with the life cycle of the console, but that's
not to say there won't be an overlap. I'm not going to announce specifically
or talk about timing. But you could imagine there could be overlap, it depends.
We're not being specific about the next generation at this stage."
As for Sony, well, one thing's is known for certain, they
won't be revealing the PlayStation 4 at the E3. Various analysts also indicated
that there will be no new next-generation consoles shown at the E3 at all. MS
doesn't have any official plans to present a new Xbox... not yet anyway.