Microsoft to reveal next Xbox on May 21st

Microsoft is preparing to unveil the next Xbox on May 21st according to a post by Major Nelson and the countdown has officially begun to see what Microsoft has been working on for the past few years.

According to Major Nelson,

On Tuesday May 21st, we’ll mark the beginning of a new generation of games, TV and entertainment. On that day, we’ll be holding a special press event on the Xbox campus and we invite you to join us via the live global stream that will be available on Xbox.com, Xbox LIVE and broadcast on Spike TV if you are in the US or Canada.

On that day, we’ll share our vision for Xbox, and give you a real taste of the future. Then, 19-days later at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, we’ll continue the conversation and showcase our full lineup of blockbuster games.

We are thrilled to pull back the curtain and reveal what we’ve been working on

The event will be held on Microsoft's campus but will also be streamed worldwide.

We know that Microsoft has been working on the console for some time and we have seen quite a few leaks about the platform including the specs of the device and the infamous 'always on' connection saga. In addition to many other leaks including an HDMI-In option, we are certainly excited to see what Microsoft has up its sleeve for the next gen device.

Microsoft is certainly looking to capitalize on the success of the current device and we suspect will be looking to make a play at turning the device from a gaming focus, to a media center powerhouse in the living-room. We have already seen this transition in the current device and it would make sense for Microsoft to extrapolate on this movement.

Source: Major Nelson

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Definitely tempted to move over to Xbox this generation, but only if they have blu-ray and free internet gaming! Otherwise it will be PS4 all the way for me... I'd just love a complete Microsoft home (will be ordering my Surface Pro next month)

I'm surprised that after 7 years, XBox 360 prices have really only gone down $100 for the lowest end model. Granted, the lowest end model comes with 4GB of storage as oppose to the "Arcade" which only had 512MB.

Shadrack said,
I'm surprised that after 7 years, XBox 360 prices have really only gone down $100 for the lowest end model. Granted, the lowest end model comes with 4GB of storage as oppose to the "Arcade" which only had 512MB.

Well, in fairness, unlike other generations (And companies), they have been constantly improving the design and adding features...

Shadrack said,
I'm surprised that after 7 years, XBox 360 prices have really only gone down $100 for the lowest end model. Granted, the lowest end model comes with 4GB of storage as oppose to the "Arcade" which only had 512MB.

thats the problem with having a cpu, gpu and other seperate components like wifi, usb etc. These new consoles have all of that on 1 chip so the long term manufacture costs should be lower.

If PS4 is backwards compatible with PS3 games I'll be getting that since I do not currently have a PS3 and would like to play some of the exclusive titles. Rumor is that it won't be so I will most likely get the new XBox.

Shadrack said,
If PS4 is backwards compatible with PS3 games I'll be getting that since I do not currently have a PS3 and would like to play some of the exclusive titles. Rumor is that it won't be so I will most likely get the new XBox.

Rumour.

margrave said,
This reveal will be how I decide which one I get... ps4, or neXtbox ....

Well, since PS4's reveal was only of the controller, it shouldn't be hard for XBox to win that sale... LOL

M_Lyons10 said,

Well, since PS4's reveal was only of the controller, it shouldn't be hard for XBox to win that sale... LOL

So controllers have 8 GB of memory now? SWEET (just because they didn't show the plastic box doesn't mean it was never "revealed")

looking forward to this to see what MS has to offer this time around. Then i'll be able to decide if its xbox3 or ps4!

I'm waiting to see what Microsoft has up their sleeve before deciding whether to get the PS4 or the next Xbox. There's nothing like an informed decision!!!

dtboos said,
How about you wait until they announce it before bitching about some "rumor" somebody took out of context.

I can find it more likely that you need to be online to install the game than to actually use it all the time.

pmdci said,
I'm out. This whole always on thing is complete and utter BS. If I get one it will be a modded one.

You're right. It is BS because it's not true... LOL I think that's been made perfectly clear at this point... The fact that this idiotic rumor (Which was about the PS4 as well people like to forget) is still going on just amazes me. How can people read enough to know to complain about this, but then lose all reading comprehension ability when it's debunked??

M_Lyons10 said,

You're right. It is BS because it's not true... LOL I think that's been made perfectly clear at this point... The fact that this idiotic rumor (Which was about the PS4 as well people like to forget) is still going on just amazes me. How can people read enough to know to complain about this, but then lose all reading comprehension ability when it's debunked??


People only inform themselves as far as it lets them feel outraged.

M_Lyons10 said,

You're right. It is BS because it's not true... LOL I think that's been made perfectly clear at this point... The fact that this idiotic rumor (Which was about the PS4 as well people like to forget) is still going on just amazes me. How can people read enough to know to complain about this, but then lose all reading comprehension ability when it's debunked??

If it ends up being just a rumour, fine. If it ends up being true, not fine.

And for those with the attitude, you can **** off.

dtboos said,
How about you wait until they announce it before bitching about some "rumor" somebody took out of context.

How about mind your ******* attitude with people you don't know, kid.

I'm hoping for some sort of always on roku-like device for streaming just media. I have less and less time to play games on my xbox, and end up mostly using it for movies and music.

I've been waiting for that to come lol. I think they purposely did at say 19days away from E3 so Sony can't copy anything in time. Well hopefully it's all good news

ILikeTobacco said,
Interesting.. 13 minutes up and nobody has posted about how this xbox will flop just like the when the 360 was announced.

Those people are too busy bitching about Windows 8... or Windows RT... or Surface... or Windows Phone... There is just so much of Microsoft to hate, they must feel overwhelmed.

man how negative i mean i wont be getting one because I'm a PC gamer but that doesn't mean it will be flop I'm excited but like i said i wont be getting one

Same though I use my 360 as a general media center. Hopefully this one has a bluray on it so I can have one less device in my living room. Will buy it once its been out a while and the price drops.

It takes a few hours to build a coordinated attack. When the PS3 was announced, it took a few hours for them to attack the 360 because it didn't have back compat like the PS3, didn't have two HDMI outputs like the PS3 did, didn't have Linux support like the PS3, didn't have the Cell like PS3 did, didn't have GT5 like PS3 would, and the PS3 would not have silly achievements like the 360 did.

Of course, each of those features didn't make it into the final PS3, was ripped out of the PS3 after shipping, or in the case of GT5 took years after the console was released before it was available, but it took a while to put together those attacks against the 360. So don't worry, it will happen. We have already seen it start with the rumor of always on which is complete truth and proven because Microsoft has not announced their console yet. And silence is proof.

Snake89 said,
Since my current 360 got alot of dust on it just sitting around with no use, i won't be getting the next xbox.

Since my PS3 60GB was only used for playing Blu Ray disks until better players were released, I won't be getting the PS4.