The unveiling of a new console from Microsoft is practically confirmed now as more and more developers and industry professionals mark their calendars. A Sony official stated that Microsoft had been caught “off-guard” by the PS4 announcement.
Interestingly today a Microsoft partner called Ustechs registered the domain name ‘xboxevent.com‘ – at the moment the domain isn’t pointing to anything. Expect this to change in the coming weeks as more details are undoubtedly released.
It’s likely the new console is simply going to be called the Xbox 720; originally a new console from Microsoft was expected at E3, nothing materialised though as the focus was clearly on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Will the new Xbox feature a trick that’ll destroy the competition? [tnw]