Volgens Danny Isaac, studio development director bij ontwikkelaar Rare, is het mogelijk dat de Xbox One een lang leven gaat krijgen. Volgens de man zou de console het zomaar tot 2025 vol kunnen houden. Dit vertelde hij tijdens een persconferentie rondom Kinect Sports Rivals, de game die Rare momenteel in ontwikkeling heeft.
As we went through E3 and gamescom and looked at the timelines, we just weren’t comfortable that we were going to give the experience to the consumers that we wanted for ourselves and that the franchise was known for. We made the decision to move out of the window, which is always tough, there’s very few opportunities to be there day one, and there’s going to be even fewer going forward. This console may last 12 years, if not longer, but we got Preseason out, which was good, and it just gave us a little bit more time for the product to stay and cook a little bit more, because really the issue wasn’t so much about depth of content. It was, as you see, everyone moves slightly differently, everyone’s homes are set up differently, everyone engages in different ways, and we just weren’t confident that we’d been through enough of that to make sure it was stellar in every situation.
Kinect Sports Rivals verschijnt op 11 april.