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Microsoft to unveil Xbox successor on May 21st

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Apr 2013 19:19 User comments (8)

Microsoft to unveil Xbox successor on May 21st Earlier today, Microsoft sent out invites for the unveiling of their highly anticipated Xbox successor.
The Redmond giant will reveal the console on May 21st at 1PM EST, and the unveiling will take place at the company's campus in Washington.

Xbox Live boss Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb wrote this of the upcoming console:

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.


It will be interesting to see how many of the rumored specs and features of the console will be debunked, most notably the notion that used games will be blocked, and you will need to keep an active Internet connection, at all times, even during single player gaming.

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8 user comments

125.4.2013 4:16

I wonder if all the Xbox fanboys who hated on Blu-ray/Sony will be hypocrites and buy a new Xbox system w/ a Blu-ray drive in it?

225.4.2013 8:26

that is if microsoft decides to use blu-ray that is


325.4.2013 9:05

Originally posted by megadunderhead:
that is if microsoft decides to use blu-ray that is


that is that is? ;-)

425.4.2013 11:14

Originally posted by megadunderhead:
that is if microsoft decides to use blu-ray that is


Oh I really hope they don't; that would just be absolutely hilarious.


525.4.2013 12:30

Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
I wonder if all the Xbox fanboys who hated on Blu-ray/Sony will be hypocrites and buy a new Xbox system w/ a Blu-ray drive in it?
Are you serious!?
Is that really the way you see it?
Are you a "hypocrite" using features on a Sony machione if they were on someone else's machine 1st?

The fact is some did not see Blu-ray as the best solution for HD film but like it or not it won out in the end, the fact is sometimes the best tech does not win out, it happens.
But we are where we are.

...and it is also true that Blu-ray has fallen far short of the original expectations.
It is quite likely to be the last optical physical storage but it has been rapidly over-taken by improving net infrastructure which offers the mass-market 'good enough' content.
Once again in this instance it is highly likely that the better tech-spec option will not win in the long term.
'The next DVD' it is not.

625.4.2013 12:59

Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
I wonder if all the Xbox fanboys who hated on Blu-ray/Sony will be hypocrites and buy a new Xbox system w/ a Blu-ray drive in it?
Are you making the common assumption that Sony wholly own BluRay? Because they are only one of many big companies that share ownership.

Anyway, I find your comment rather fatuous.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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725.4.2013 23:49

Originally posted by Interestx:
Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
I wonder if all the Xbox fanboys who hated on Blu-ray/Sony will be hypocrites and buy a new Xbox system w/ a Blu-ray drive in it?

Are you serious!?
Is that really the way you see it?
Are you a "hypocrite" using features on a Sony machione if they were on someone else's machine 1st?

Wasn't saying that.

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Are you making the common assumption that Sony wholly own BluRay? Because they are only one of many big companies that share ownership.

I was making fun of the haters who DO think that way.

826.4.2013 0:42

Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
I was making fun of the haters who DO think that way.
I expect they'll get over it pretty quickly.



Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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