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Is it going to be a big year for Xbox? Yes, we already know that. But what's the fun of talking about what we already know? Instead, we're going on record with our boldest predictions for 2013. Will we be proven crazy? Prophetic? Geniuses? Dummies? Maybe some combination of them all? Bookmark this page and check back on December 31, 2013 to see how we did. In the meantime, tell us we're insane or dead-on in the comments below. Or make your own 2013 Xbox predictions.

1: State of Decay and LocoCycle will be the stars of this year’s Summer of Arcade.

2: Shadow Complex 2 will finally be announced…as an Xbox Live Arcade launch title on the next-generation Xbox.

3: Said next-generation Xbox will be publicly announced at a special event one month or less prior to E3 in June. It will be broadcast live on Xbox Live and the Internet.

4: Microsoft will take a page from the Apple playbook and officially call the next-gen Xbox simply “Xbox.” Not Xbox 720, not Xbox Infinity, not anything else. We’ll casually refer to it as “The New Xbox” for a while until it’s not new anymore.

5: The New Xbox (see, we’re doing it already!) will cost $400 in its most popular/gamer-friendly configuration. Not a penny more. A basic, smaller-storage version will run you $350.

6: The New Xbox will be released in November and kick serious ass on both the tech bench and at retail store registers.

7: Bungie’s new game Destiny will be the headliner at Microsoft’s E3 press conference and be the flagship title for The New Xbox – though it will also release for Xbox 360.

8: Both the Xbox 360 and New Xbox versions of Destiny will be cross-compatible. It’s all the same Xbox Live, after all…

9: Meanwhile, Alan Wake 2 and Forza Motorsport 5 will be two of Microsoft’s biggest first-party (read: exclusive) launch titles for The New Xbox.

10: Harmonix will have a big new thing for Kinect 2.0 ready to go at The New Xbox’s launch.



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I thought alan wake wasn't an xbox exclusive anymore

Alan wake is a console EXCLUSIVE.

Don't like that pricetag and calling it Xbox will lead to serious confusion. I also disagree with some of those games, but this is mostly plausible.



 

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http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=171220

Hmm pretty reasonable I guess.

Tease.

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question, is Destiny exclusive or multiplat for ps3/4 or WiiU aswell? thanks

I very much doubt that they'll settle for the simple name "Xbox".

Predictions 5, 6 and 10 are contradictory. Part of these could be true, if the system (bundled with Kinect 2.0, as suggested) is going to be sold at a significant loss. But it's not going to light up the sales charts at these price points, also because of predictions 7-9. Microsoft won't get far with these exclusives and other games still being available for Xbox 360 and cross-compatible. There's not going to be anything like peer pressure as a reason to buy the new console, if the most important games don't require you to buy the Nextbox to still play with your friends.

But I guess that's why they are called "bold predictions", because they don't make much sense in conjunction.

Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

Biased reviews are a pleasure to read. Just my opinion, of course.

Conegamer said:

Don't like that pricetag and calling it Xbox will lead to serious confusion. I also disagree with some of those games, but this is mostly plausible.

Why would that lead to confusion? The original Xbox is long gone, the current is "Xbox 360". When average consumers go to the store they just say "I want an Xbox" so why no name it that? Xbox is the brand now and a strong one at that. I think it will work perfectly.



ktay95 said:
question, is Destiny exclusive or multiplat for ps3/4 or WiiU aswell? thanks


So far it's confirmed for Xbox 360 and PS3.

 

I really don't see it releasing for the Wii U.



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ktay95 said:
question, is Destiny exclusive or multiplat for ps3/4 or WiiU aswell? thanks

We'll find out at this years E3.