“We understand this date is accurate,” reads the website. “This is the tentative date for a next-generation Xbox announcement, but Microsoft had originally planned an April 24th event.”
The event is said to be held at a “small venue” with a focus on the next Xbox and Microsoft’s plans for the platform in 2013.
Several rumors (yesterday’s included) have suggested the next Xbox require an active internet connection to function. Recently, comments from Microsoft developer Adam Orth defending ‘always-on’ devices may have indirectly confirmed the whisper.
According to The Verge, following Orth’s comments, “Microsoft has reminded employees that any communications about the next-generation Xbox must remain confidential.”
The website also echoes yesterday’s rumors in claiming “the next-generation Xbox software will be based on Windows 8.”