This comes from the mouths of unidentified developers and “industry professionals,” saying to CVG that Microsoft is planning a “one-off” event in April. Rumors had abounded that this announcement would take place in March, at the 2013 Game Developers Conference.
An unidentified senior Sony official, after having revealed the PlayStation 4 on Feb. 20, said that their unveiling “at first caught Microsoft off-guard,” and that, “We definitely ruffled some feathers.”
Meanwhile, Microsoft had its own comments about the PlayStation 4. Microsoft spokesperson Larry Hryb had this to say on Twitter: “Well then. This is running a little longer than expected,” followed by, “Announce a console without actually showing a console? That’s one approach.”
The rivalry is no doubt going to grow as the months go on, with the PS4 slated for a holiday 2013 release, and the Xbox 720 rumored to be in that time slot as well. But these are rumors right now—they will be confirmed, as it seems, soon enough.
For more information regarding the Xbox 720, check out Eddie Makuch’s article on Gamespot.