Microsoft had originally planned to unveil its next-generation Xbox console at an event in April, ahead of the big reveal at this year’s E3, but now it seems Redmond has pushed the event back to May instead. Microsoft blogger Paul Thurrot revealed that Microsoft is planning an Xbox event for May 21st to reveal a few details about the next-generation Xbox. Sources for The Verge confirmed the rumor, stating that the event will be held in a small venue and focus on providing the very first details on the next Xbox.
The latest drama surrounding the Durango had been the always-on rumors, which meant that the console needed a steady internet connection to load games. A few choice comments from Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth wondering why there was so much drama with always-on unleashing a storm of angry comments from netizens. This prompted Microsoft to issue an official apology stating that “this person is not a spokesperson for Microsoft.” However, the statement has not denied the always-on rumor so it might be a possibility.
We apologize for the inappropriate comments made by an employee on Twitter yesterday. This person is not a spokesperson for Microsoft, and his personal views do not reflect the customer centric approach we take to our products or how we would communicate directly with our loyal consumers. We are very sorry if this offended anyone, however we have not made any announcements about our product roadmap, and have no further comment on this matter.
While it might be closer to the full reveal at E3, a few more details about the Durango wouldn’t hurt.