The new Xbox will be unveiled in two stages and release this holiday, a Microsoft executive has revealed.
Teasing the imminent next-generation Xbox unveiling, Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg said that the platform will be unveiled on May 21, while 'tons of exclusive games' will be shown at the E3 gaming expo.
"We're really going to tell one story across two events," Greenberg told Major Nelson (via VideoGamer).
"So we're going to start on the 21st, and really that's about revealing the next Xbox platform; our vision for the future of games, the future of entertainment.
"We definitely have a lot of surprises planned. I know everyone knows the Infinity Ward team is hard at work on world premiering Call of Duty: Ghosts, so we're going to see what that looks like for the first time.
"People are going to get a great inside look at the making of the new platform and the team that's brought it to life. To be honest, it's really about the team, the people here.
"That's why we're inviting people to campus; we're going to bring them behind the scenes a little bit."
Greenberg said that while the May 21 event is about laying the foundations, E3 will be focused on the software.
"We've never done this before and so it's really exciting to be able to do that. It's a lot of laying the foundation, probably the best way to describe it. And then just a couple of weeks later we go to E3," he said.
"E3 is all about the games. At E3, I mean, if you're a gamer, it's going to be tons of exclusives, world premieres, and obviously even beyond that we have a lot to share between then and this holiday."
Microsoft recently registered a host of web domains including the word 'Fusion', sparking rumours that this will be the name of the upcoming console.
However, sources close to the development of the console have suggested that it will be called 'Xbox Infinity'.
Reported features for the new Xbox include Kinect 2.0, 3D technology and the long-rumoured Xbox TV.
I don't think they have much choice, with it being broadcast live on the TV they only have an hours slot, first reveal the box and its services, maybe a couple of games and leave the big reveal for E3.
Never been this excited for a generation reveal, I hope all the trash talk is debunked (no used games, always online, etc..) and that it is as fast if not faster than PS4 so there will be no games that are coded for the lowest common denominator.
Next gen baby!