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Microsoft to Introduce Next Generation Xbox on May 21

April 24, 2013

By Cynthia Herbert :: 9:14 PM

Date set for reveal of next XboxMicrosoft has set the date for the big reveal of its next generation gaming console – circle May 21 on your calendars.

The successor to its current Xbox 360 will be unveiled in a presentation at the company’s Redmond, Washington headquarters, according to invitations sent to members of the press this morning. Microsoft also plans to stream the event via live video.

Xbox’s director of programming, Larry Hryb wrote in a blog post, “we’ll share our vision for Xbox, and give you a real taste of the future. Then, 19 days later at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, we’ll continue the conversation and showcase our full lineup of blockbuster games.”

Other than the details around the announcement logistics, Microsoft did not release any other information about the new console. It has been widely expected, especially in gaming circles, that it will require an always-on Internet connection – a contentious practice with many gaming fans.

A date for availability of the new console was not given, but earlier reports peg its date on store shelves to be sometime in the latter part of the year.

Until May 21, you’ll just have to wait and see what Microsoft brings.