No Xbox 2 in ’05

August 2, 2004

I meant to post this last week but it got lost in the shuffle. Microsoft held its yearly Financial Analyst Meeting at the Redmond HQ this past week. 2 interesting things were mentioned at the meeting. The first of which is a Media Center Extender add-on that will be available for Xbox later this year. What exactly this software package will do I am not sure, but it sounds interesting. The second is a quote from CEO Steve Ballmer regarding Xbox 2:

“There’s no new Xbox in the next year, but, man, are we hard at work on that next Xbox; that’s all we’ll say. New Xbox Live creativity, “Halo 2,” and again innovation fuels growth, innovation fuels growth. It’s about as simple as that. People fuel innovation, innovation fuels growth and customer satisfaction, driving that hard, make sure that the wheel can come around and around and around and around and around.”

So we are at least back to a 2006 release date and that makes me a very happy person.