Xbox 720 announcement with PS4 deja vu

By Daniel Chubb - Apr 26, 2013

Microsoft console owners have been bracing themselves for news about the next-generation of Xbox console, aka Xbox 720, which this confirmation finally came over the past couple of days. The new Xbox 720 launch event had been confirmed by an image published on the official Xbox page, and all related social channels for the brand.

The image, seen here, simply stated A New Generation Revealed with a time and date. Full details about that event can be seen via the link in this paragraph.

Since the confirmation of an Xbox 720 announcement the obvious has happened, which is blogs speculating how much news fans will be treated to at the event. This has included well known analysts explaining that gamers shouldn’t expect the full reveal just yet, which could mean some key details will be left for a future date. The PS4 event didn’t reveal a console but did deliver full specs.

Expectations for the 21 May Xbox 720 announcement – respected bloggers, like Paul Thurrott, have also stated that we should consider the upcoming Xbox 720 announcement to be stage one.


Microsoft will be planning very carefully and taking into account every move Sony makes with the PS4, which previous rumors claimed that the Xbox 720 event had originally been planned for April but changed to 21 May thanks to the PS4 reveal.

There will be a number of events following Microsoft’s new Xbox press event, which includes E3 2013 and the June Build conference in San Francisco. These events will allow Microsoft to focus on certain details like platform insight at Build and Xbox 720 games at E3.

Our readers can get even more insight from Thurrott in his recent blog post, which touches on a number of Xbox 720 possibilities including price, specs, ‘Always On’, and another Xbox 360.

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