No new Xbox hardware at E3 - Microsoft

Technology giant says "there will be no talk" of new Xbox hardware at this summer's trade show or in the near future, 2012 will be "all about Xbox 360."

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Microsoft will not show off a new Xbox at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo, the company confirmed with GameSpot today.

Don't expect news of the next Xbox at E3, says Microsoft.
Don't expect news of the next Xbox at E3, says Microsoft.

"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," a Microsoft representative told GameSpot in a statement first sent to Game Informer.

Microsoft said 2012 will be "all about Xbox 360." So far, the year has been strong for Microsoft and the console. Last week, the company reported it sold 426,000 Xbox 360 units in February, making it the top-selling home console for the 14th straight month.

As for the next Xbox, speculation has run wild as to its form, capabilities, release date, and price. The latest rumors say the Xbox 360 successor could ditch a disc drive, boast a tablet controller, block used games, and cost as much as $500.

It has also been suggested that the next Xbox is currently in development under the code name Durango. This speculation was stoked last month when a Crytek developer reportedly tweeted about attending a Durango developers summit in London.

For more on the next Xbox, check out GameSpot's rumor roundup concerning the new hardware from Microsoft.

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