If you were hoping for an Xbox 720/Xbox Next announcement at this year’s E3 Expo, you can forget it. Microsoft has confirmed (to Game Informer) that the successor console to the Xbox 360 will not be making an appearance at this June’s industry showcase.
Ryan James, Group PR Manager for Microsoft Studios, said, “While we appreciate all the interest in our long-range plans for the future, we can confirm that there will be no talk of new Xbox hardware at E3 or anytime soon. For us, 2012 is all about Xbox 360—and it’s the best year ever for Xbox 360. The console is coming off its biggest year ever—a year in which Xbox outsold all other consoles worldwide.”
Sony made a similar pronouncement in January, so it looks like the Wii U will be the only next generation console at E3 2012.