Every few years in the gaming industry, the big three companies of Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo usually battle for the title of best gaming console, along with best-selling games. It appears that this year will be a big stepping stone for what the future has in store for both Sony and Microsoft. The two companies are on schedule to release their newest gaming console by years end.
With Sony already announcing details and unofficial release date of the PlayStation 4, it was only fitting that Microsoft would follow suit, maybe later than many have been expecting but none the less they made an announcement.
Microsoft had originally planned to release details on their next-generation Xbox at an event set for later this month, but the company decided to push it back to May, 21 according to The Verge. The unveiling of the new system brings out questions of why not wait until the biggest gaming convention of the year in the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June, but for Microsoft this procedure is normal.
Back in 2005, the company unveiled the Xbox 360 on May 12 and we all know how popular that system is now. Along with being busy creating the newest Xbox, the company is still very much dedicated to the Xbox 360, as they are in the works of making a $99 version of the Xbox 360.
Now from $99 we go the new Xbox that is said to be “Pretty expensive” by Veteran Tech blogger and Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrot. He mentioned that it’s estimated that the new gaming console will be around the price tag of $500, but the company will also have a lower priced alternative system for $300 with a subscription services provided with it according to NBC.
There has been one particular rumor about Xbox’s new gaming console that has people scratching their heads. The new system may require that you have to always be connected to the Internet in order to play games, which is a little odd or different to say the least, but one developer believes it’s keeping up with modern technology.
“Sorry, I don’t get the drama around having an always on console, Every device now is ‘always on’. That’s the world we live in #dealwithit, get with the times and get the Internet.” Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth tweeted.
When asked about one of their employees recent comments, Microsoft had this to say:
“This person is not a spokesperson for Microsoft, and his personal views are not reflective of those of the company. We have not made any announcements about our product road-map, and have no further comment on this matter.”
Whether or not the new system will have an “Always online requirement” one thing is certain, it is starting to create quite a buzz around the gaming world, will see what questions will be answered on May 21, 2013.
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