Microsoft Announces Xbox Reveal for May 21

Sony gave us the first glimpse of the PlayStation 4 way back in February. Since then, we've been eagerly anticipating our first peek at Microsoft's next generation of Xbox console. Codenamed Durango and often referred to as the Xbox 720, it's been assumed that the console will make an appearance at E3 in June. However, it looks like the console's debut will actually be a few weeks before E3 kicks off.

Microsoft's Major Nelson has just posted an Xbox Reveal countdown to his blog, along with a promise to a new generation of games, TV and entertainment. Microsoft will hold a special press event on May 21 to show off what it's been working on. The event itself will be on the Xbox campus at Microsoft's Redmond HQ, but those not able to make it (or not invited) can watch via the live global stream that will be available on, and Xbox LIVE. You can also catch the broadcast on Spike TV if you are in the U.S. or Canada.

And for those of you wondering about E3, Nelson confirms that the May 21 event will serve as an unveiling, but Microsoft will 'continue the conversation' and showcase its full lineup of games at E3.

Who's excited?

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  • Parrdacc
    Excited? No. Interested? Yes. I'll wait till all the new console's hit the streets then decide.
    Not sure about the new xbox, have a 360 and I don't like having to pay to play a game online. I can buy it for my pc or a PS3, and I don't have to pay to play online. Yeah its only 5 bucks a month, but its more the principle behind it. And the always on internet connection required, you've got to be kidding me. Who ever came up with the idea and those who supported it need to be fired, lets hope this a false rumor. If not microsoft will not be selling as many xbox this time around :D
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  • hotsacoman
    Hey did I win the 7990 contest? Please let it be me! :D
  • Parrdacc
    Excited? No. Interested? Yes. I'll wait till all the new console's hit the streets then decide.
  • Immoral Medic
    I currently have no plans to buy a next gen console. I do want a Wii U sometime this year, but I am definitely interested in seeing the PS4/Xbox720. I'm always interested.