In next week’s issue of Time Magazine, Bill Gates mentioned plans for the release of the much-anticipated follow-up to the best-selling console shooter. In a parenthetical sidebar in the article, Time says the following:
Note to the hard-core faithful: the next version of Halo will not, repeat not, be ready in time for the launch of Xbox 360. It will be part of the all-important second wave next spring. ‘It’s perfect,’ Gates says, radiant with bloodlust. ‘The day Sony launches [the new PlayStation], and they walk right into Halo 3.’
All I can say is OUCH! Competition is mad fierce and only Microsoft has definitely got the financial guts to say such things.
Details on the other consoles (Playstation 3 and Nintendo Revolution) are sketchy at this point as Xbox 360 was announced last week. At this point, the Xbox 360 runs on 3 x 3.2Ghz G5 processors, which is insanely fast. I still can’t imagine a gaming console faster than the fastest PC!
For more, read the article entitled “Halo 3 parrying PlayStation 3 launch” on Xbox 360 News at GameSpot.
Also, check out screenshots and audio commentaries of new Xbox 360 games on Time Magazine’s site.