While there are many rumors circulating throughout the inter-webs regarding the initial unveiling of next generation systems from Microsoft and Sony, which is expected to be the Xbox 720 and PS4, today we received information that insists that these systems may be announced sooner than expected.
Through a new report from Game Informer, it appears that Microsoft and Sony may be conducting “Apple-style press conferences” to reveal their next generation systems, the Xbox 720 and PS4 respectively. Game Informer insists that Microsoft and Sony will be conducting these conferences prior to the Game Developers Conference in March, which is often referred to as GDC.
We hear that both Sony and Microsoft are targeting special Apple-style press conferences to unveil their platforms near the Game Developers Conference in late March.
E3 in June may be the industry's biggest event, but both companies want to give their systems their own limelight.
That doesn't mean E3 won't be without its surprises. Next-gen games will be announced at the convention in preparation for the systems' release at the end of the year.
We hear that Sony in particular is determined not to come out last this time like the PlayStation 3 did this generation, so we'll have to see how soon it can get the PlayStation 4 out the door, and whether Microsoft is motivated to prevent this from happening.
As with anything of this nature, readers should take this information with a grain of salt. Nothing should be taken as a confirmation until it is delivered through an official source.
You may also be interested in the slide-show that we have featured above this article, which consists of concept photos of the Xbox 720 and PS4.