Microsoft says no next-gen xbox in 2012 Microsoft claims a new generation of the xbox would overshadow the launch of Halo 4 or the game would overshadow the console launch (being that Halo 4 will NOT be introduced to the new system). Microsoft made it very clear that the two would not be released at the same time, likely to preserve sales of both products. Potential Halo 4 players may dimish their desires for the new game if better graphics are offered on other games released at the time and potenital xbox 720 (?) owners may hold off when playing their new Halo 4 game on the old system. It has also been said that the success of the xbox Kinect has prevented an earlier next-gen release as Microsoft wishes to not undermine their slaes. The rumors that the next Xbox would be released in 2012 were just that, rumors, despite their widespread acceptance. Will this allow PS4 to flourish with the first to market advantage?