Microsoft official reminds users to be wary of next-gen Xbox scams

Looking forward to the next Xbox gaming console? Apparently the more nefarious minds across the Internet know that, as they've been attempting to scam users who want to sign up to test for the next-gen Microsoft console.

Larry Hryb, Microsoft's director of programming for Xbox Live, posted a message on Twitter reminding people that the next Xbox hasn't been announced and there's no testing sign-up slots available.

Several fake websites have attempted to steal user information by asking them to sign up for testing the next Microsoft console, although the company has made no mention of the device yet. An announcement is expected to come sometime next month, however, with one rumor pegging April 26 as the date for an event revealing the console.

Previous statements from Hryb have indicated that Microsoft will show the physical console at the event, unlike Sony's PlayStation 4 announcement event that didn't show the next-gen Sony console. Leaked information about the console indicates it will feature a significantly improved Kinect motion-tracking sensor as well as an eight-core processor from AMD, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a Blu-ray drive and custom DirectX 11 GPU.

Source: Larry Hryb (Twitter)

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Seriously, the number of people who I see post crappy neXtbox or PS4 renders with "Hey this is Bob from the development team, we're giving away free consoles to our testers".

nik louch said,
Seriously, the number of people who I see post crappy neXtbox or PS4 renders with "Hey this is Bob from the development team, we're giving away free consoles to our testers".

I personally love when you post back to your friends saying that is a scam they get defensive about it because they already "signed up" and I have no idea what I am talking about because "why would they put this out there if it was fake"....... *rolls eyes*

yeah, I am getting sick of people "sharing" links to sign up to test the PS4 and next xbox.... the testers are USUALLY the developers not end users...

I cant tell you how many stupid people I have on my Facebook friends list who constantly share these pathetic and yet obviously fake promises of beta testing the next Xbox.