Time has been ticking by since Sony first announced details of the PS4 (see those details here) so the rumour mill has been ripe with speculation as to when Microsoft would announce its major competitor with the next generation Xbox Console code-named Durango. The Verge is suggesting that Microsoft will be holding a small press event on the 21st of May to officially announce the next generation Xbox console, likely to be called the Xbox 720.
The May Xbox event will likely have a similar flow to the Sony’s Playstation event in February showcasing some details, the interface and launch titles, but its unlikely we’ll see the actual Xbox console until E3 in June (at the same time we see the PS4).
Microsoft have coped some bad press in the last few weeks with the next XBox rumoured to require an always on internet connection for using the console. Gamers have taken to social media voicing their concerns that a you wouldn’t be able to use the future Xbox if it is not connected to an active internet connection which has seen much bad press from EA’s SimCity launch recently. Unfortunately Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth seems to have confirmed these rumours with a few public tweets he made last week.
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