Thursday, March 30, 2006
Vivendi Executive asking Microsoft to Still Support the Xbox
With Microsoft continually plugging their new Xbox 360, there's little going on with the original Xbox these days. However, since the console is still in such wide use, the Executive VP of Vivendi Europe is asking Microsoft not to abandon their first console and to still support it. He also sites how Sony is still supporting the PlayStation 2.
I still think the Xbox is a great gaming console, and I'd like to see Microsoft continue to support it, however that's really unlikely to happen. And of course Sony's still boosting their PlayStation 2 since the PlayStation 3 isn't even out yet. I mean, about a year prior to the launch of the Xbox 360, you can bet Microsoft was still plugging the Xbox. Heck, in that time frame most of the system's best games were released: Halo 2, Doom 3, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords, Jade Empire, etc.
Once the PlayStation 3 arrives, Sony will start supporting the PlayStation 2 less to boost its new product's sales.
Still though, I wouldn't mind Microsoft providing free access to downloadable content on Xbox Live for the Xbox, but I doubt that'll happen at this point.
Anyway, you can read IGN Xbox's article right here.