Ballmer's 'new Xbox' for 2010 plan denied
Speaking at The Executive's Club of Chicago yesterday evening, Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer hinted that a new Xbox console would arrive in 2010, a plan rapidly dismissed by other senior figures at the firm.
Ballmer waxed lyrical on the new console's 'natural interface', presumably a reference to Natal, mooting a system that can recognise movement and voice controls.
According to Destructoid, this speech prompted a quick response from Xbox chief Aaron Greenberg, who hastily denied that a new console would arrive in 2010. Presumably Ballmer was talking about Natal - rather than a brand new system.
Greenberg was quick to assure that existing Xbox 360 systems will definitely work with Natal, while Major Nelson has also waded in, assuring that the 360 has a long way to go and won't be superseded anytime soon.
More on Natal and the surrounding furore as we get it.
- Harmonix announces A City Sleeps, their new music-driven shooter
- Shadow Of Mordor trailer introduces the unique orc character, Ratbag
- Saints Row IV coming to next-gen consoles
- Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell is a new standalone expansion
- First details of Telltale's Game Of Thrones series arrive
- SEGA unveils the new definitive Total War: Rome II – Emperor Edition
- Prison Architect alpha build 24 arrives
- Bayonetta 2 gets a final release date
- Deep Down now delayed until 2015