Next-generation Xbox 'reveal' planned for May claims tech blogger as rumours and rows continue to swirl over 'always-on' device
Seasoned Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrott has claimed in a 'What the Tech' podcast, that the console will be unveiled at a 'reveal' event in May
Microsoft is set to reveal its next-generation XBox at a 'reveal' event in May a respected tech blogger has claimed.
Seasoned Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrott has claimed in a "What the Tech" podcast, that the console will be unveiled at an event on Thursday May 21st.
Although not confirmed by Microsoft the date suggested by Thurrot, who is a respected tech blogger, author and podcaster, chimes with a rumoured release date of November 2013.
The technology website The Verge also claims to have independently verified the blogger's claims.
Rumours continue to swirl around the device with some claiming that it will be priced at around $500 (£326) - but possibly more expensive in the UK. The new claims come as the row over the possible 'always-on' nature of the technology continue.
Microsoft was forced to apologise over comments last week made by Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth asking why there was drama over the fact the console may have to be connected to the internet to play.
The row over 'always-on' has been compounded by some claims that the device will run software preventing it from playing previously owned games. Mr Orth wrote on his Twitter account last Thursday that he "doesn't get the drama around having an 'always-on" console". Angering his Twitter followers by using the hashtag #dealwithit.
Following the angry response to his comments Microsoft apologised saying: "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.”
Microsoft refused however to comment on whether or not the new console would require an internet connection.
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