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The next generation Xbox, codenamed Durango, will be revealed at an Xbox event held on April 26, 2013, trusted sources have told CVG associate editor Rob Crossley.

"The next Xbox event is scheduled for April 26th, I've been told by someone I trust," Tweeted Crossley. "Microsoft may change date, obvs, but diarise tentatively."

Multiple sources have already pointed to an April event, whilst an Xbox Event website was spotted last week.

With the PS4 currently generating lots of attention, all eyes are now on Microsoft to see how the next Xbox will stack up against the Sony platform.

Source: @Rob_Crossley

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MissFrozen's Avatar


I'm excited to see what Microsoft have to say about the next-gen Xbox, and I'm also excited to see what both Microsoft and Sony actually produce and what figures they give us about prices on the consoles, games etc.
Posted 09:53 on 03 April 2013
munkee's Avatar


Until we actually get the consoles in our hands (PS4 and Xbox), then everything we hear from both Sony AND Microsoft is just talk. Sony made some pretty big claims that we would all like to see happen. But whether they end up coming to fruition or not is yet to be seen. Likewise, all Microsoft have to do is come out and TALK about how much better their console will be and we'll probably believe them.

They could both talk out of their arseholes and it wouldn't matter. We'll likely make a decision on what we're told anyway.
Posted 22:41 on 25 February 2013


You'd of guessed they would announce it before GDC to give certain developers more choice in talking about their games.

I'm interested in how much further they push this entertainment centre malarkey; as the current Xbox/PS3 do an alright job as it is.
Posted 16:17 on 25 February 2013
EverTheOptimist's Avatar


I think the feature set of the next Xbox might be wider than the PS4. Microsoft have bulked out the 360 with so many services compared to the PS3. Or it may be that they're just more appealing in their presentation. Man, I hope Sony ditch that awful XMB for the PS4. The PS3 looks like a kid got hold of all the elements of the UI and scattered them across the screen.
Posted 15:33 on 25 February 2013
clangod's Avatar


At least Sony have only set the bar so high.

Microsoft have a chance to jazz up their spiel for their own feature set. Kinect will be a key part of this. No doubt about it.

It will be nice to weigh each reveal pound for pound once more is confirmed.
Posted 14:59 on 25 February 2013
Endless's Avatar


I'd say they definitely need to come out before E3, then both Sony and MS need to show the hardware itself at E3.

if Sony can do a bit of self reflection and come up trumps with what we've seen on PS4, then there's every chance MS can as well. But there is admittedly a heavier emphasis on media on the current Xbox which could influence their decisions a lot more than Sony.

We live in hope :)
Posted 13:07 on 25 February 2013
Njeezy's Avatar


mmmm ,trusted source sounds delicious.
Posted 11:42 on 25 February 2013


I'd say Nintendo didn't focus enough on the casual market with Wii U. They need to do this now and really explain to that market why they need a Wii U.
Posted 11:37 on 25 February 2013
EverTheOptimist's Avatar


If they don't focus on the games just at first, to draw in the enthusiast (i.e the kind of people who would watch a live stream for the announcement of a console), then those enthusiasts won't be able to introduce the product to the family crowd who will use the media functions

Yup, I'll go with that. The 360, for me, has felt way more family friendly than the PS3. Everything's brighter, laid out better with a big, chunky UI and it just feels like it would be more attractive to those with kids or someone who maybe has only a very casual interest in games and wants an entertainment unit.

I think Microsoft will be wary if they do boost that family-friendly image further though having seen what's happened so far with the WiiU. I think they'll carry on bolstering themselves as family-friendly while still appealing to core gamers with solid titles and decent exclusives, which is basically what they've been doing the last few years anyway.
Posted 11:25 on 25 February 2013
rbevanx's Avatar

rbevanx@ MJTH

Yeah I agree and I think it will be Kinnect/entertainment driven rather than core games.

Will have to wait and see though, plus will it play 2nd hand games which is also something that is very important to me anyway!
Posted 11:10 on 25 February 2013
MJTH's Avatar


I think Microsoft need to realise (and or hopefully do realise) is that the reason why the family focus style caught on this generation is because enthusiastic gamers bought the console in their droves and then introduced their family and non-gamer-friends to said features. It's why the Wii was a success and it's why the 360 has become a media box.

If they don't focus on the games just at first, to draw in the enthusiast (i.e the kind of people who would watch a live stream for the announcement of a console), then those enthusiasts won't introduce the product to the family crowd who will use the media functions. Microsoft will be in a similar situation to what Nintendo are in right now with the Wii U (which will hopefully Nintendo be rectify this coming E3).
Posted 09:36 on 25 February 2013
Wido's Avatar


I'm surprised that Microsoft haven't come out quicker for the next Xbox. The PS4 has certainly made a very good impression and lots of people were impressed, even the Xbox loyalists! Interesting times lie ahead.
Posted 09:32 on 25 February 2013
FantasyMeister's Avatar


It's not really hard to stack up against what we know about the PS4. If the Nextbox announcement includes 8GB of RAM and a few games it'll be level pegging again.
Posted 09:21 on 25 February 2013
Karlius's Avatar


I have a horrible feeling that the new xbox is going to spread itself too thinly trying to focus more towards entertainment and entertainment/family style games thus alienating the core of gamers that picked up the original xbox and 360. I hope I'm wrong but remain sceptical.
Posted 09:19 on 25 February 2013
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