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.