id CEO: Microsoft Will Be The First To Release A New Console

id Software technical director, John Carmack, believes that Sony is most likely to release the first next gen console, but the company's CEO Todd Hollenshead believes that Microsoft will be the one to do so.

"Somebody's going to do it, and - to me - probably the player who's in the best position to do so is Microsoft, because I do think they've recouped a lot of the costs of their console," Hollenshead explained.

"Maybe they'll push the [Xbox 360] to year six - maybe seven - but I've got to believe that they're already planning the transition now, and they have their eye on the ball as to what it is, because I think they see that there are some weaknesses that they can exploit with what's going on at Sony," he added.

Hollenshead believes that sometime in the near future, "the PC is going to gain substantial competitive leverage by virtue of superior technology", and at this point console makers will be forced to rollout the next generation of consoles.

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id CEO: Microsoft Will Be The First To Release A New Console

"nobody really knows, so why buy into their bs."Nobody asked you to. Both Carmack and Todd are just expressing their opinions, they didn't say anything like "oh i know this one will be released first", if you are such a dumbf*ck that you can't tell the difference between personal opinions and facts then you should'nt even be alive you inbred b*tch

id CEO: Microsoft Will Be The First To Release A New Console

I think the whole 10 year life cycle thing is a cover up personally. As soon as microsoft admits that a new console is in the works anyone without an xbox 360 wouldn't dream of getting one. Why spend money on a dieing console when you could wait a couple years and spend a little bit more for a next-next-gen conlsole that will be worth the money you pay.If microsoft were to say they were bringing out a new console, noone would pay the same price either, they would expect a serious price drop to make the purchase seem justified. The same goes to Sony.

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