Microsoft has launched Xbox Wire, an official news site dedicated to its console ahead of next week's next-gen Xbox reveal.

Xbox Wire promises to "introduce [readers] to the people, places and technology that bring [Xbox] to life," and will feature blog posts from Microsoft executives and "everyday people on the Xbox team".

"Our team has been working incredibly hard and we have so much good news to share with you," wrote editor Lisa Gurry.

"I'm lucky to spend my time at work living and breathing all things entertainment and I'm excited to serve as your editor here at Xbox Wire."

The site is currently in beta, but says it will launch fully by next Tuesday, May 21 - the same day Microsoft announces its next Xbox.