Rumor: Microsoft to unveil next Xbox at E3 2012
Microsoft to kick start new-gen console race next year.
When Nintendo announced the WiiU (or Project Cafe initially), everyone and their grandmother proclaimed the device as the first in-line for the next-generation of console race. However, it was soon let out the bag that the system won’t be more power than the PS3 or the Xbox 360, and since visual muscle is where it counts (screw innovation with the controller, right?), the place to be the first one to produce a new console is still up for grabs. And if today’s rumor is to be believed, it might be Microsoft.
A source, “with knowledge of Microsoft’s plans”, reported to BGR that the software giant is all set to reveal the new Xbox at E3 next year. The source is not aware of the launch plans, or about the consoles features, but said that the console was in development since 2006.
A reveal date of next year suggests that the console could be out in 2013, which falls in-line with much of the rumors and speculations pertaining to the console.