Saturday, August 30, 2014
Microsoft’s Next Console Simply Called Xbox, Reveal Happening May 21st

Microsoft’s Next Console Simply Called Xbox, Reveal Happening May 21st

No, it’s not Xbox Gold or Xbox Infinity. It’s not Durango, either, although the latter’s the machine’s codename. It’s certainly not Xbox 720. In fact, the next console from Microsoft will simply be called Xbox, and will be revealed on May 21st.

This according to well-connected blogger and Microsoft analyst Paul Thurrot, whose claims were independently backed up by The Verge.

Apparently the reveal will be held at a small venue with a focus on providing the very first details on the next Xbox. As I’ve already mentioned in another post, the console will be expensive, costing $500 for a regular unit or $300 for a subscription purchase.

On the always-online issue, Thurrott only confirmed what has been rumored numerous times before:

Looking at some of the stuff I got a long time ago, it actually says ‘must be internet-connected to use’ in the notes. And that’s all I have, but it does say that.

Alongside the next Xbox, Microsoft is also planning to release a $99 Xbox 360 codename “stingray”.


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  • Benzo

    I hope this price model is not true. I expected to pay about $750 to own the PS4 and NxtBox…seems like that may have been a pipe dream…

    I like the new site, but I was having some issues leaving comments…think I figured it out now though!

  • Nghe Lam

    Next Xbox will cost $500 or $300 with Xbox LIVE Gold subscription

  • ernicegilbert

    What problems were you having, bro?

  • Kterrell13

    900 dollars for a ps4 is crazy. Makes xbox 500 dollars look cheap

  • Alex3fleming

    Where you getting 900 from?

  • Kterrell13

    I read it on a gaming website that 799 for base model and 899 for premium but I hope those prices are not right. That would be outrageous.
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