Back in February, we heard talk that the new Xbox would be revealed in April. However, it seems Microsoft may have pushed the big unveiling back by roughly a month. According to Microsoft blogger Paul Thurrott, Microsoft has now pushed this event back to April 21. Thurrott made this remark during a What The Tech segment last week.
"Originally they were going to announce this thing in April, April 24th. Now they're going to announce it May 20, May 21st. We know that there are events occurring this year where we are going to learn more about Durango," said Thurrott, adding that the console would see an early November release.
The Verge has since reported the same, citing its own sources that say, yes, the unveiling has been delayed until May. What's more, these same sources say the event itself will be at a small venue and will focus on providing the first details on the next generation of Xbox. An April event would have been nice, especially since we're likely to get the full show in June at E3 anyway. Still, we're not about to turn our nose up at any scrap of information Microsoft wants to throw our way.
The most recent rumors regarding the Xbox 720 involved an always-on internet connection. Last week, Kotaku reported that Xbox Infinity (720) will require an Internet connection to load games. An unnamed source told the site that if there isn't a connection, then apps and games cannot start. If the console is disconnected while an app or game is in use, they will be suspended after three minutes and the console will go into network troubleshooting mode.