Rare Producer: Xbox One Could Last “12 Years, If Not Longer”
Danny Isaac also talks about delaying Kinect Sports Rivals for quality’s sake.
Rare producer Danny Isaac recently spoke to Videogamer about the lifeline for Microsoft’s Xbox One. The internal studio, which is working on Kinect Sports Rivals, believes the next gen console has a fairly strong life – something in the range of “12 years, if not longer”.
“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 pre-season 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 is out on April 8th in North America. Will the Xbox One last the better part of the next decade like the Xbox 360 before it? We’ll need to wait (and wait some more) to truly find out.