North Unveils New Xbox
Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 was unveiled on MTV during a special program hosted by Elijah Wood, star of such hit films as “The Good Son”, “North”, “The Faculty”, and recently “Sin City”.
“With the first generation of Xbox, our ambition was to change the way people think about video games,” said Microsoft’s chief Xbox officer, Robbie Bach. “Starting today with Xbox 360, our ambition is to transform the way people play games and have fun.”
The second-generation Xbox system is supposed to hit stores in the United States in November, but the price of the console has not yet been disclosed by Mircosoft. PhysOrg.com gives some game details:
Xbox 360 will unleash the greatest game lineup in the history of video games when it launches in North America, Europe and Japan this Christmas holiday. The games that captured the color, drama and fun of high-definition gameplay at the MTV unveiling included:
2K Sports’ “NBA 2K6”; Activision Publishing Inc.’s “Call of Duty 2” and “Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland”, along with id Software’s “QUAKE 4”; Electronic Arts’ “Madden NFL 06,” “Need for Speed Most Wanted” and “Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06”; Majesco Entertainment’s “The Darkness”; Microsoft Game Studios’ “Perfect Dark: Zero,” “Kameo: Elements of Power,” “Project Gotham Racing 3” and “Gears of War”; THQ Inc.’s “Saint’s Row”; and Ubisoft Entertainment’s “Ghost Recon 3.”
Xbox rivals Sony and Nintendo won’t be releasing their new consoles until later giving Xbox a running start, but we’ll see how Xbox competes with the Playstation 3 when it comes out. I don’t think many people are expecting Nintendo to give it a big run for its money.