CES 2005: Bill Gates Talks Xbox 2

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has spoken in an interview about the company’s ambitions for Xbox 2, stating that the next-generation console’s goals are to broaden the market and offer more multimedia functionality.

Speaking with US publication News.com at CES, Gates said that the plan is for Media Centre PC and Xbox to “become totally complementary”, with the Xbox offering TV, photos and music as well as videogames.

“We didn’t do Xbox just to do a video game; we did it to be part of our vision of the digital lifestyle, and with the next generation, we really get to go there,” according to the Microsoft chairman. “In the first generation, we had one simple goal, which was to establish credibility as a great video game platform. We’ve done that.”

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