Microsoft's Phil Spencer has reiterated the company's support for their current generation box of tricks, saying that Microsoft are "committed for the long-term" when it comes to the Xbox 360, and that the console has "a lot more than two years" left in it yet.
Microsoft entered this space with the original Xbox 11 years ago, and we're committed for the long-term," Spencer stated, chatting to Gamespot at E3. "The nice thing about the Xbox 360 right now is--if you look--we're the number one console globally. We're able to bring in new content and still support the best of the core games."
"It's a platform that has really reached scale; this is the time when you really see the great content showing up. The future in a lot of ways is always tomorrow: [things like] the SmartGlass technology and Windows 8 [show that] things are going to constantly evolve. The world where everything gets centered around one console and when that comes out--we kind of have to evolve away from just thinking about that, [especially] with the service-based nature of games today."
There was nary a whiff of any for of next-gen hardware from Microsoft this year at E3, and that's not really surprising, particularly if Spencer's hopes for the Xbox 360's lifespan are true,
"Right now the Xbox 360 is really healthy and it's doing incredibly well. I think the 360 has a lot more than two years [left]. It has legs for a long time."