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J Allard promises Xbox 2 before PlayStation 3.
In a recent interview, J Allard made the first ever admission that
the Xbox 2 is entering the thoughts of Microsoft central,
promising that the next version of the console will be released
before PlayStation 3.
When quizzed over Sony's pseudo-announcement regarding its
intentions to release the PlayStation 3 in 2005, Allard said, "One
thing we learned that, and we'll promise, is that they won't get
a head start next time. And I'll just leave it at that."
This news comes as the only evidence to date that an Xbox
sequel could well be in the works at Microsoft. Although this is
hardly surprising, the fact that a prospective release date is
already tagged to the machine illustrates Microsoft's medium-term strategy well.
Perhaps this is the start of the great console race,
arguably the next tangible phase in the ongoing war for dominance
of the world's videogames markets.