Rumors and anticipation of Microsoft’s next home console will wither to a halt on May 21st. This was confirmed today by Microsoft stating ‘A New Generation Revealed’ on Tuesday, May 21st at 1pm ET/10am PT/6pm GMT. The conference will stream on Xbox.com, Xbox LIVE and on Spike TV for people in US and Canada.
I’m extremely excited, eager, and not so much concerned as I am intrigued to see what Microsoft has been cooking up for us. I like how they decided to not play games with Sony (who as you know took initiative to reveal first…without showing off the actual box) and are revealing the new console on their own terms despite fanboy criticisms of lack of information for the new Xbox.
Hopefully all of these rumors of “always online” and “no second-hand games” will be addressed. I personally don’t think it will be always online, I think they will allow the option for people who don’t have a decent connection to still play games. I’m pretty sure there won’t be a ban on used games either, but the question is if they are going to find a way around it to still make money off used game sales…We will see.
The next generation starts when Microsoft says it does, and that will be on May 21st. Stay tuned!