Capcom: Next Round Of Consoles To Launch In 2012
So who's ready for another round of consoles in 2012? Everyone, right?
Well, according to Capcom Europe COO and ex-SCEE CEO David Reeves, you had better be ready because the next generation could be here in only "two years time." He said that "all the first-parties have got to be working on something" at this point in time, although he didn't get into details. In talking about how PlayStation Move (which Capcom will "embrace") and 3D, Reeves admitted to not having any inside information concerning the likes of a fourth PlayStation or third Xbox, but still made his two-year belief plain. Well, let's see: the Xbox 360 will turn five later this year, while the PS3 will turn four. Looking at the last few generations, the PS2 came out in North America in October of 2000, about five and a half years after the original PlayStation, while the PS3 came out in November of 2006, about six years after the PS2. The Xbox 360 came out in fall of 2005, only four years after the original Xbox launched in the US.
So yeah, 2012 seems just about right, provided this cycle remains similar for the next generation. It's just hard to believe that we're in the fourth year of the PS3's existence already...
6/29/2010 10:20:50 AM Ben Dutka