Posted 06 June 2011 - 04:10 PM
Halo 4's release date, if they even give one, will be a good indicator of the 360's future. This is a weird year for E3 since it's well known that Nintendo will have a new console and Sony has publically stated that the PS4 won't be announced soon. Microsoft has remained pretty mum, but I'd wonder if Nintendo's announcement will spur anything on, depending on what specs Project Cafe has.
I'd love to think that Halo 4 would be Fall 2012, but that's very far off at this point. If that's the date, it's clear MS is sticking with the 360 until at least Spring 2013. If Halo 4 falls anywhere in late 2011/early 2012, it may be a sign that a successor is on the way. Halo is way too big of a game to be the Twilight Princess of the 360, so Halo 4 will either be on a new system, or on the 360 with enough of a buffer-zone that people won't be wondering why it *wasn't* on the new system.
Maybe I'm overthinking it, but still.