Michael Pachter, an analyst for Wedbush Securities, has often made headlines for his predictions in gaming. While he can sometimes be off the mark, he’s been right in the past. At the very least, his predictions always get people talking.
No one wants the Xbox 2 more than we do, but we're also not in the business of making predictions without facts and evidence. Recently a rumor has been circulating that Microsoft will release the next Xbox in 2019. This rumor began on YouTube and has spread more than most, so what's the deal?
When the Xbox One released, Microsoft confirmed that it would have a ten year life cycle. While that may have been the plan in the beginning, many of the original features that would support such a long life had to be scraped prior to the launch because people either didn't want them, or the availability of internet wasn't there for people to utilize those features even if they wanted to. Microsoft had big plans for cloud technology and for a system that grew over time despite the the hardware being static and unchanged.
The Xbox Two, known currently as Project Scarlett, is coming. Of that we are certain. When it comes time to cross into the next generation of Xbox, there’s going to be some serious expectations. In the meantime, we’re here to speculate and report.