by David Sanchez on September 6, 2012 @ 11:34 am
Time for some juicy rage-inducing gossip! According to reports from SemiAccurate, Microsoft may have to push back the launch of its next Xbox platform. This is due to poor performance issues being caused by the console’s processor chip, which is being called the “Oban.”
Microsoft is reportedly relying on three different factories to see which one can figure out a solution and solve the issue first. According to unknown sources close to SemiAccurate, the Xbox 360 successor was being developed for release sometime in September 2013. Outsourcing the chip to figure out the problem can take up to eight weeks, and that’s only including the time it takes analyze the results.
What this all means — if it’s true — is that Microsoft’s supposed plans for a September 2013 launch are now in jeopardy. It also means — again, only if it’s true — that the company is already up to its old tricks and relying on crappy components to build its next console. If that’s what’s happening, then we can expect several system failures once the damn thing hits retailers and makes its way to gamers’ households.
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