Microsoft has declared that the next Xbox will not be arriving in 2012.
In a discussion with French site Lepoint.fr, Microsoft France’s Cedrick Delmas simply mentioned that the next Xbox will not be releasing this year, despite the circulation of recent rumors gone rampant.
When asked about Nintendo’s WiiU and the attached 2012 release window, Delmas stated that Microsoft isn’t looking to counter them directly.
While no Microsoft console will be released this year, it’s still too early to condemn the possibility of announcements being made, particularly at industry events like E3 in June. As Delmas stated, the Xbox 360’s cycle isn’t over just yet; there’s still some life left in the system.