No Next Gen Xbox for 2012
Microsoft’s Marketing Director of France has confirmed that the Next Gen Xbox will not be coming out this year, debunking rumours of a full E3 2012 reveal.
Cedrick Delmax of Microsoft France confirmed the news and also said that an E3 appearance would be ‘premature’ in an interview with LePoint.fr
"We’re in an industry that talks a lot, that likes to tell stories. I am not convinced things will happen this year. Xbox 360′s cycle is not at all finished. The proof is that we don’t see the logic in cutting the price this year. E3 is still premature. What’s certain is that there’ll be nothing new in 2012.”
Whilst Delmax didn’t confirm the Next Gen Xbox would NOT be at E3 this year, it seems unlikely. Perhaps a low key reveal similar to the Nintendo Wii U where the console is merely discussed, rather than revealed? It looks like the launch is going to be 2013 or 2014.