Microsoft to Unveil Next-Gen Xbox On May 21? Yeah, Sure.

Posted by on April 8, 2013 at 9:14 am
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Okay, it probably won’t look like this.

Thanks to Peter Moore, Microsoft had a real schmaltzy way to unveil the Xbox 360: an MTV special. Airing just after the climax of their “The Colony” ARG, back in the Spring of 2005 and starring the Lord of The Rings‘ Elijah Wood, viewers got to see celebrities play classy titles like Perfect Dark Zero while The Killers played. Now, we can’t say that MTV will be involved, but it looks like Microsoft is going to unveil their new console ahead of E3, which makes a lot of sense.

Okay guys, here’s the thing: E3 is a pretty big deal. We’re going to be too busy playing games and needing details to be freshly introduced to the console. These days, game consoles are far more than just boxes you plug cartridges into. You need to have a message around not only your console, but all the games and services it offers, too. You get that out of the way with a pre-E3 event, then big players like us give you all the deets from there. This isn’t a confirmed thing, but I’ve contacted Microsoft regarding the matter and will report back once I hear something.

If you’re like me, you’re getting pretty sick of the rumors.

Source: Paul Thurrott via The Verge

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