Tuesday, August 19, 2014
It’s Official, Next Xbox Reveal Happening On May 21st In Redmond, Washington, Invitations Going Out Soon (Update)

It’s Official, Next Xbox Reveal Happening On May 21st In Redmond, Washington, Invitations Going Out Soon (Update)

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.

next xbox reveal

Confirmation and statement from Microsoft  spokesman Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb:

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?

 

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  • Ghost250

    lets see what they got. i think i’m just gonna watch the event on TV. the stream for the PS4 event was garbage, too much slowdown because of the amount of people viewing the stream.

  • ernicegilbert

    Yeah, same here man. I think I’ll just watch the thing instead. Let’s see what MS is bringing to the table. #ready

  • http://www.starblindgames.com/ Crash Ōkami

    I don’t know. Not too excited. Even if the rumours aren’t true, Microsoft has shown me that they’re more app-oriented than game-oriented… on a gaming console. And what’s funny in all that? While I would like a couple of those apps, they never became part of Greece’s Xbox Live, which means, I pay 35€/year for Xbox Live for playing online, while the ads say I’m getting this and that and all that. When my country’s service doesn’t provide me with anything from Netflix to Pizza Hut apps (yeah…), why not lower the price? Not to mention that, despite a very respectable Xbox audience in Greece, they don’t bother with Greek at all.

    That’s why I prefer Sony. Fully translated first-party games, from Uncharted to God of War and Sly 4, with Greek voice-overs, Greek support pages — they show that they care about a country which is Sony-faithful, but not Sony-exclusive. They try to win us. What does Microsoft do, in the gaming department (I’m using Windows)? They act like “it’s another country”. While I’m not implying we’re anything special compared to other countries, the company has to make you feel special if they expect you to buy from them, and that’s not fanboyism, it’s just logic. They have a Rewards program for Japan, and not for Greece? They sell nothing, from hardware to software, with the Xbox brand on it in Japan, and the Greek market is bigger for that console here, but hey, let’s reward them instead of both — at least.

    That said, my expectations are low. A Kinect-based show, new apps, “your Xbox can hear you when you’re sobbing and give you a beer” stuff — all but gaming.

  • ernicegilbert

    Excellent points.

  • ernicegilbert

    I”m also hearing that the console won’t even boot up if Kinect 2.0 isn’t connected. Meaning you MUST use Kinect. smh.

  • http://www.starblindgames.com/ Crash Ōkami

    That or always-online, and I can already see myself not buying one. My new connection is at ~6.10Mbps and doesn’t drop often, but hell am I not risking it. Always-online should stay where it belongs to — MMO’s. I doubt Microsoft would be that dumb to implement it anyway, but never say never. Sony’s won even over some Xbox people with the Playstation 4, it’s their move, and they know that this would instantly throw them out of the race.

  • ernicegilbert

    Yeah, I don’t think they’ll risk it either. Too risky – but you never know.