Rumor: Next-gen Xbox reveal due on April 26
posted on 02.24.13 at 07:18 PM EST by (@salromano)
But Microsoft may change the date, says source.

Following Friday’s rumor about an early April reveal date for Microsoft’s next generation Xbox, CVG’s Rob Crossley has said on Twitter that a ‘trusted’ source has told him the event will occur on April 26.

“The next Xbox event is scheduled for April 26th,” Crossley said on Twitter. “I’ve been told by someone I trust. Microsoft may change date, obvs, but diarise tentatively.”

As always, take this with some salt until it is confirmed or denied.

Thanks, NeoGAF.

  • DarthBrian

    That’s not soon enough. :(

  • devovit

    They need to hurry up

  • Prodigy-X

    Lets face it, majority of next gen games are going to be announce by then and shown on PS4.

    • shogunknight

      True, but most of them may either be timed exclusives or go multiplatform. But Sony do have the upper hand right now (with all the quite terrible rumors of the nextbox), we will just have to wait and see

      • Dean Winchester

        Sony isnt the company that caps its E3 events by talking about Timed excluvity for games or DLC. That’d be MS.

        When Sony says something is exclusive to playstation it actually IS exclusive.

        Sony has the upper hand not b/c of the rumors of how shitty MS will continue to treat its stupidly loyal fanbase with anticonsumer policies…Sony has the upper hand b/c they have the best damn 1st party Devs in the industry and they continue to bring out the best games/franchises and new IP every single year.
        In other words, Sony has GAMES. MS has the opposite.

      • Prodigy-X

        I never said exclusive to them I said shown on their console.

        • ShinAsura

          Sony won’t show their hardware till E3

    • ShinAsura

      Besides GDC next month there won’t be any shows till after April.

      A majority of next gen games will be at E3 and Eurogamer, not before April

      • Prodigy-X

        The big games Battlefield 4, Assassin’s Creed IV, & more that are coming this holiday always gets announce before April besides COD and sports games. The games that are coming in 2014 usually get announce & shown at E3 or around May.

  • http://www.guidingtech.com/ Alvaro Bernedo

    Two entire months of bliss for the PS4 and Sony’s PR

    • rockman29

      And the funny thing is by the time Xbox 720 announces, Sony will be back to steal thunder by doing a second reveal.

      Sony played their cards and got the two months headstart like you said.

      But just as importantly, didn’t play all of them.

      As Kaz Hirai said “Why go first, when your competitors can look at your specifications and come up with something better?”

      Sony is going to be going first, and still going to get the last word when they show the console.

      Marketing genius.

  • ShinAsura

    It’ll be interesting if they make Xbox Live free and get rid of the tiers

    • Dean Winchester

      MS announced that Xbox Live had become extremely profitable for them back in 2009 and to show their gratitude to the scads of sheeple willing to pay MS for something they already pay their ISP for, MS raised the yearly fee by $10.

      Yep, I too have imagined that MS would make LIVE free next gen.

      Oh wait. No I havent.

      • Simmsville

        Oh Dean seriously go away. Almost every article I read on here has your comments bashing the 360. Boo-Hoo you had some consoles go RRoD on you and you chose not to infer the warranty and claim a console back (yes I know your OCD about it being yours) but you could have at least got the refurb console and traded it in towards a NEW 360, but you didn’t. I have had 2 Xbox’s RRoD on me in my 7 years, one was my original Core 360 which I got on release day, which lasted me 2 years before it died on me. I made Microsoft replace it with a new one, then I traded that in for an Elite. This Elite model lasted me 3 years before it RRoD’d on me, when I took it back to the shop which I bought it from as I had it under extended warranty, and made the shop give me a new one. I have had zero problems with that model.

        You Sir were unlucky, but not inferring the warranty was your mistake as a consumer. If you bought a £1000 TV and it broke under the warranty would you seriously go out and buy a new one rather than make the manufacturer give you a new one? I doubt it.
        If you don’t like the 360 or Microsoft, then don’t comment on the articles with a clear Microsoft slant, a more productive use of your time would be to go and stare at Jensen Ackles face for 40 minutes.

        • Dean Winchester

          While Jensen ackles is indeed a pretty man I have no need to stare at his face.

          If MS replaced a broken 360 with a new one when your old one broke I would of course have used the warranty. Fact is, they dont.

          Also, what makes you think I wasnt smart enough to do the towel trick each time the system died to get it running long enough to trade it in to Gamestop towards my new purchase?

          Way to assume buddy.

          Outside of that….as far as I know Obama has not quite killed our right to freedom of speech just yet as his current focus is the abolition of my second ammendment rights so even though my opinion of MS is quite negative it is still quite valid and I have every right to express it just like you have the right to pretend that its perfectly acceptable to be on your 3rd 360 who’s average lifespan is 2.3 years.
          What an amazing piece of American engenuity!

        • Budgiecat

          stop apologizing for crap hardware.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Obb/100001994017630 Bob Obb

    I don’t know how they can top Sony’s showing… MS needs some new exclusives, but I have a feeling they’re going to focus mostly on Kinect

    • Bloodios

      If they show me a next-gen Forza Motorsport with its Autovista running in real-time at 4K 2K resolution, I just might buy it…

      • Dean Winchester

        In otherwords, it wont take much at all for you to buy the next xbox.

        Cool I guess.

        • Bloodios

          It’s never been hard for me to be impressed by a new Xbox (and its exclusive titles), but at the same time, I’ve been saying the phrase “I just might buy it” for the past twelve years but never actually bought any ;]

          On the other hand, I remembered complaining about the PS3’s price tag all the time, but ended up buying one at launch anyway XP

          • Budgiecat

            fools rush in

            • Bloodios

              I got the 60GB model with PS2 hardware-emulation out of that though, and it was a major deciding factor for me at the time, considering that my PS2 was already broken by then. Since my PS3 has never been overheated or experiencing any YLOD, I would say my decision of an early adoption was a pretty dang good one. Admittedly, having only Ridge Racer 7, Genji, and Resistance to keep myself occupied might’ve been touch rough, but not really all that bad since I could always enjoy PS2 games instead.

    • adhesive

      If Microsoft is competent at all then they should easily make a better reveal than Sony. The PS4 announcement was beyond disappointing.

      But then again, this is Microsoft. Chances are it’s going to be nothing but Kinect and the new Halo.

      • 浪黒雷 (Roland G.)

        don’t forget random US celebrities and athletes, as those are a staple of MS’s latest media events

        • adhesive

          You know your conference is sad when people say Usher was the most surprising and exciting part of your show.

          • 浪黒雷 (Roland G.)

            haha, n1 ^^

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lindsay-Soall/1160113917 Lindsay Soall

          never understood why they do that as a gamer im not going to but a console because a celebrity is using it . i mean no ones that stupid right?

          • Budgiecat

            Were talking about Microsoft fans here…

          • 浪黒雷 (Roland G.)

            shows you how much MS are focused on core gamers and where their priorities lie

          • 浪黒雷 (Roland G.)

            shows you how much MS are focused on core gamers and where their priorities lie

      • Dean Winchester

        So a conference where Sony announces their new ystem and basically focus on brand new games was disappointing?

        Yeah, I too wish they would have focused more on TV and entertainment apps instead of good games from established franchises and new IP.

        • 浪黒雷 (Roland G.)

          Nono, it would’ve been much better if they just announced all the games in development for the system now, rather than saving the best ones for E3/GC/TGS/VGA and focusing on the hardware. There was way too much talk. Sony needed more explosions and celebrities, you now, just like the last couple of MS E3 shows. Sony’s was way too hardware-centered and boring.

          • Dean Winchester

            you’re right.

            Sony did a terrible job!

            Who wants games when there are avatars to dress up, cameras to waggle with and A-town celebs who can recite lines about the greatness of having the latest in music and football watching apps on my already convoluted dashboard full of ads!

            • DrForbidden

              Unfortunately, Sony has already started making the move in the same direction with the new PS Store, the Move Controller, and the camera that comes with PS4.

              • Dean Winchester

                Well there is a key here Doc. In a store I expect to be advertised to.

                The move and camera I couldnt care less about but we both know unlike MS, Sony wont make that their primary focus and abandon core gamers.
                If they do….I’d have no trouble walking away from them as well.

                • DrForbidden

                  I agree. I’m just lamenting. I despise the new PS store…

                  • Dean Winchester

                    Although flashy it has definitely become something I now avoid unless I read online about something coming out I have to have like tonight and the new GoW:A demo.

                    The store is slow and cluttered and not nearly as easy to navigate as it once was.

                    Sometimes less is more and that was never as true as it is when logging into the PS Store on tuesdays :(

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lindsay-Soall/1160113917 Lindsay Soall

          what you mean killzone ( as never lived up to the hype) knack everyone knows how underwhelming that was .d3 look it up in the dictionary its under mediocre

          • Dean Winchester

            Shouldnt you be playing Halo 4 right now?

            • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lindsay-Soall/1160113917 Lindsay Soall

              actual playing xcom have you tried it?

              • Dean Winchester

                Yes. Its awesome.

          • http://twitter.com/Elvick Elvick

            Dem opinions.

        • adhesive

          Brand new games? They showed multiplatform games, Diablo III, a puppet show, and pretentious hipster games. The only games that they actually showed (1 minute of inFamous: SS doesn’t count) that were worth it were Knack and Killzone: Shadowfall. 2 games out of a handful is a disappointment by any standard when you’re announcing a brand new console.

          • Dean Winchester

            Opinions are like assholes……

            Thanks for not wiping yours before sharing.

            • adhesive

              Don’t you have anything substantial to say, or is shitposting an automatic defense mechanism for you when Sony isn’t worshiped?

              • Dean Winchester

                Oh Im sorry that Infamous doesnt count according to the great Adhesive.

                By your logic DriveClub, Witcher 3, Watchdogs and Destiny with exclusive PS4 features dont count either?

                What about Deep Down by Capcom?

                The only psuedo announcement was by SE saying a new FF was in development but to wait until E3.

                Just b/c you are jackass enough to label everything as “pretentious hipster games” doesnt mean that they are not in fact games or have any value.

                No need to get your knickers in such a twist though…..I am 100% sure MS will be announcing another Halo/Fable/Forza and Gears in April.

                And to people with taste, those won’t count.

                Now run along lad. Contrary to your belief system there is nothing wrong with being excited for what Sony is bringing to the table next gen.

                Enjoy your inability to play used games or play offline.

                • Locksus

                  “DriveClub, Witcher 3, Watchdogs and Destiny with exclusive PS4 features dont count either?” Isn’t Destiny the only one with exclusive features?

                  • Dean Winchester

                    That was inferred Locksus.
                    And Drive club is actually exclusive as its developed by Sony 1st party.

                    But you know…we can nitpick if thats the road you want to travel down.

                    Go ahead….I’m your huckleberry.

                    • Locksus

                      Ghee, chill down. Just wanted to correct you because I simply couldn’t know whether you really new about the exclusive features or not.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lindsay-Soall/1160113917 Lindsay Soall

        im thinking to soon for new halo and gears is just around the corner
        who knows they may show a new ip ? might aswell break with tradtion and give it a try . for once

    • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

      Let Rare make games again = WIN

      • Dean Winchester

        They’ve been hard at work on the latest iteration of Kinect Sports!

        WINNAR is me :)

        • 浪黒雷 (Roland G.)

          on a serious note maybe we will see the founders of Rare, who now have their own small mobile games studio, return to consoles on WiiU and PS4 as both Ninty and Sony try really hard to convince indies to work with them. I would love that.

      • 浪黒雷 (Roland G.)

        I’m afraid they’re a shell of their former selves. And they used to be Nintendo’s best studio and probably the best developer in the world while working on Nintendo hardware. They were basically to Nintendo what ND are to Sony now. They could make Nintendo’s hardware sing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lindsay-Soall/1160113917 Lindsay Soall

      that wont be hard sonys presentation was very lackluster i mean not showing the console you might aswell take it as a random computers tech demo . nothing blow my mind and ill agree with critics on this one sony rushed the annoncemt and it showed . sony is in financial trouble not from its consoles but as company as a whole where microsoft and nintendo are in the green .i like my ps3 but unless sony get it together as a whole id say their conoles will suffer . ps not trolling but am stating fact

      • Dean Winchester

        Opinions disguised as fact.

        Indeed.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lindsay-Soall/1160113917 Lindsay Soall

          you can look it up if you want sony haven’t made profit in 5 years

          • Dean Winchester

            I dont care if they make a profit. Only that they continue to prduce the best fames in the industry.
            They have yet to let me down.

      • http://twitter.com/Elvick Elvick

        YEAH! They didn’t show something that we’ll care about for 2 seconds! Instead they wasted time showing games, the controller, hardware specs and features that we’ll care about the entire life cycle.

        SONY IS DOOMED

  • Bloodios

    And here I thought it was going to be on the 1st of April.

    • Dean Winchester

      April first is when they will be announcing all the new IP’s, and how insanely dependable the hardware will be.

  • AnimusVox

    I kinda think it’s going to be revealed during E3.

  • gold163

    I wonder how many Japanese developers are going to stick around with Microsoft this gen. Bit miffed that everything Cave was pretty much 360-exclusive the last time around.

    Hardware? Social integration? Kinect? I don’t give a damn. Show me the games, then we’ll talk.

    • Dean Winchester

      Don’t hold your breath friend.

    • Budgiecat

      The fact that they thought it was a good idea to go exclusive with Microsoft at launch was beyond stupid. You dont suicide your potential sales in the Japanese market when Microsoft consoles dont sell there

  • Dean Winchester

    Did this announcement of an announcement really need its own article when two headlines below on the main page of the site there is another article saying MS will make their move in April?
    Couldnt this have been an update to the previous article?

    Iguess when it comes to MS you have to redress the same piece of news multiple times to make it seem less abysmal than the reality that if one’s life were to depend on MS having something truly newsworthy to announce as it pertains to gaming….well, one would be a dead man.

  • PrinceHeir

    will see :D

  • Guest

    hopes they can make a better price and spec than ps4 and my money will be yours microsoft

    • 浪黒雷 (Roland G.)

      then you will be in for quite a disappointment matey. spec is rumored to be much weaker, price will prob be the same.

      • AdamBoy64

        If it has forced kinect tracking, forced online or no used games – then… that would be pathetic.

    • Dean Winchester

      Enjoy 6 more Halo’s, 4 more Fables, and 4 more Forza’s.
      Oh, how could I forget the next 6 Dance central entries?

  • HassanJamal

    Not a fan of the xbox but am looking forward to whatever they have for next gen. Sony’s was amazingly, I can only hope MS can do something equal….hopefully not too much focus on casual stuff.

  • 浪黒雷 (Roland G.)

    Well, it seems my Birthday and the reveal of the next gen console by MS shall be on the same day. Sony have set the bar pretty high by showing they care about devs and give them what they want. I still believe that Sony’s own 1st and 2nd party will produce the most beautiful games as they can invest more time and resources to exploit every little nook and cranny of the sexy new hardware. Halo 4 is a case in point, as XBox runs on familiar architecture but their own Naughty Dog equivalent of a 1st party studio produced the best looking 360 game to date, not third parties also very well familiar with the hardware.

    Sony’s big hitters are probably saved for E3/TGS (maybe even GamesCom and VGAs; c.f. TLOU and Puppeteer) and I really hope that Sony can get a handle of the leaks this time around. Last year’s E3 was full of leaked trailers way before the conference. I want to be genuinely surprised even though I know what’s to come: Sony’s best weapon against MS: stellar 1st and 2nd party exclusive titles exploiting the hardware to the fullest. And those will be launch (window) titles. Compare Uncharted 1 to TLOU. Boy, will we be in for a treat =)

    I’m expecting lots of American celebrities and athletes whom I, as a German, do not give a fuck about, citing their enthusiastic lines they’ve learned by heart and trying to convince everybody they’re genuinely into gaming and love the new system by MS.
    I’m expecting some sales numbers for Kinect and how it has naturally evolved and that all devs can make any game “better with Kinect” as each Xbox3 comes bundled with one of the voyeuristic cameras – remember Kinect will always be watching you.
    Then we shall see tons of new and pointless apps and how much bigger the advertising space for various crap products has become on the new Dashboard.
    Then there will be another COD 1-month exclusivity deal on map packs revealed alongside other 1-month DLC exclusivity deals. Finally there will be some new game announcements: Forza 6, Halo 5 and Gears 4.
    Way to go MS, I am genuinely looking forward to your move, especially after Hryb’s infantile twitter comment on PS4’s reveal.
    https://twitter.com/majornelson/statuses/304396492314128385

    What was the saying with the glass house and the stones again?
    After that pretentious prick’s comment I’m expecting MS to blow me away, otherwise I will never take any of MS’s suits seriously ever again.
    Sony’s and Ninty’s (except Reggie, that guy’s probably the most unlikable corporate suit after Bobby Kotick) execs are affable at least and you can see their passion and excitement for gaming. MS’s are in there for the money only and it shows.

    • Dean Winchester

      Dude….except for you leaving a tiny window of hope open for MS to impress you, I agree with you pretty much 100%.

      Especially about that cromag annoying ass Reggie Fils-Aime.
      I absolutely loathe him.

      • 浪黒雷 (Roland G.)

        I really want to like Reggie, as all the other Nintendo staff in the public eye are so affable, but he always sounds very conceited and pretentious to me. ’tis a bloody shame.

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    Lol Reading the comments. especially a certain someones comments ;)

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    Lol Reading the comments. especially a certain someones comments ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lindsay-Soall/1160113917 Lindsay Soall

    but the one thing that i dont understand is that the ps3 was ment to last longer then any other console becuse of its stonger hardware but it looks like the xbox will have the same lifespan . also it didnt last much longer then the wii

    • AdamBoy64

      At the moment the PS3 is 6 years into it’s lifespan.

      The PS2 was out 6 years before the PS3 came out, but still ended up with a lifespan of 10+ years.

      PS3 will likely do the same thing.

    • Dean Winchester

      Youre right…..you dont understand. That much is clear.

      The 360 has been on the market with 360 since Nov 2005.
      PS3 and Wii was Nov 2006 a full year later
      The wii is already dead except for Pandoras Tower coming out you can put a fork in it.

      Same for 360 except for the last gears game coming out in a month.

      Sony said PS3 would have a 10 year lifespan in reference to support.
      There are more exclusives and new IP hitting PS3 this year than in any 2yr span on the xbox.
      Sony has proven that they support past systems well into the lifespan of the new system and the PS3 will be nodifferent.