Update: Microsoft has just confirmed the news to media outlets around the world. A statement from the firm, as relayed by spokesman Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb is below the break. Original Story: So it begins. The next Xbox’s reveal is truly happening on May 21st, as Microsoft is now in the process of sending out invitations to media outlets.
GameInformer caught wind of the news from a trusted source who asked for anonymity because he/she wasn’t authorized to speak.
According to the website, the reveal will happen in a private setting, however the entire event will be streamed online via Xbox.com, Xbox Live, and Spike TV in the US and Canada.
On Tuesday May 21st, we’ll mark the beginning of a new generation of games, TV and entertainment. On that day, we’ll be holding a special press event on the Xbox campus and we invite you to join us via the live global stream that will be available on Xbox.com, Xbox LIVE and broadcast on Spike TV if you are in the US or Canada.
On that day, we’ll share our vision for Xbox, and give you a real taste of the future. Then, 19-days later at theElectronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, we’ll continue the conversation and showcase our full lineup of blockbuster games.
We are thrilled to pull back the curtain and reveal what we’ve been working on.
A New Generation Revealed
Xbox Campus, Redmond WA
Tuesday, May 21st @ 1p ET/10a PT/17:00 GMT
Soon enough we’ll know if the rumors of the next Xbox blocking used games from working and needing a constant internet connection to play even offline games were true.
Are you excited?