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Microsoft: New Xbox? Us? At E3? Noooo Way!

What-ever.

It’s Le Point again, on form, grabbing some tasty interviews with Sony and Microsoft.  This time, well, it looks like Microsoft won’t be releasing Xbox 3/720/Terry at E3 this year after all.

But – we hear you cry – an unknown, unmentioned but yet totally trustworthy source told someone a few weeks back that it would be?  Well.  It won’t.  Microsoft said so.

Cedrick Delmas, Microsoft France’s Marketing Director, said that it’s simply not happening.  “What’s certain is that there’ll be nothing new in 2012,” he said.

“If we wanted to counter Nintendo we should be able to release something right now and that’s not the case,” he said, giving Sony a sly wink.

The translation’s from a French GAFfer who admits to not being particularly fluent in English.  It’s certainly a better translation of most of the stuff that gets banded around the web these days, so we’re good to go.

If however, you are particularly apt at both, here’s the text:

Ce qui est sûr, c’est qu’il n’y aura rien de nouveau en 2012. Si on devait contrer Nintendo, il faudrait être capable de sortir quelque chose immédiatement, et ce n’est pas du tout le cas.

I can ask a French waiter what beer they have on tap.  I’ve found it most useful.

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20 Comments
  1. lewis815
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    “What’s certain is that there’ll be nothing new in 2012″ – Sure, that doesn’t mean nothing will be announced in 2012.
    Although let’s face it, the rumour mill goes round every year in the build up to E3!

    Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 16:34.
  2. teflon
    Community Team
    Since: May 2009

    Huh.
    I guess this means that Microsoft will probably announce their next gen console last…

    Sony too…

    Hold on…

    MicroSony PlayBox 460?! JOINT ANNOUNCEMENT at special press conference 1.5 days before E3!

    Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 16:41.
  3. Bladesteel
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    Wow, just wow. This is breaking news and you hid it in an unimportant article like this!

    They have BEER in France!

    Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 16:54.
    • Jaffa-the-Cake
      Member
      Since: Oct 2010

      It’s not proper beer trust me. Its dirt.

      Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 18:38.
    • RudeAwakening
      Member
      Since: Jan 2011

      And it costs you a days salary for a pint!

      Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 21:17.
      • Kev
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        And it’s called ‘Pee-Pee de Chien’

        Comment posted on 31/01/2012 at 07:20.
  4. djhsecondnature
    Since: Forever

    I don’t think anyone really expected a launch this year. An announcement for sure, but not a launch.

    Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:05.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      Yeah at the end of the day, that is literally all that it is saying – That nothing will be released this year (which as you say, no-one in their right mind would expect anyway).

      They can go ahead & announce stuff & show you pretty pictures of it though, maybe even have a model that you can have a bit of a grope of. That they haven’t denied.

      Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:42.
  5. lurch79
    Member
    Since: Nov 2011

    no new console i can live with that for now

    Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:31.
  6. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    I still expect an announcement at E3, with a mid-2013 release.

    Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:33.
  7. philbert8
    The Frankie Boyle Of TSA
    Since: Sep 2010

    It’s French so it’s possibly more arrogant than that* – they just don’t think Nintendo’s new offering is a worthy contender.

    *Up the xenophobes!

    Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:36.
  8. Deathbrin
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Will it just be an Y-box?

    Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 18:09.
    • Kennykazey
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      Chromosomally altered to hit the target-group of men only!

      Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 18:48.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        i thought we already had that.
        it’s called the 360 isn’t it? o_O

        Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 20:30.
    • Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      G-Box

      Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 19:24.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        that sounds more like a sex toy.

        Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 20:31.
      • doomsday619
        Member
        Since: Nov 2008

        And according to most women us men wont find it.

        Comment posted on 31/01/2012 at 13:09.
  9. benny boy
    Member
    Since: Forever

    Xbox 720 just makes absolutely no sense. I wish people would stop using it. It’s not as if there’s any chance it will actually be called that. Just call it the Xbox 3 or ‘the next Xbox’ would suit me just fine. At least they make some kind of sense!

    Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 19:54.

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