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Xbox 720 launch date set for April 26?

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We could be seeing the Xbox 720 as soon as April 26, if a tweet from the Associate Editor of gaming specialist CVG is to be believed.

Rob Crossley cites a “trusted source” claiming that the next-generation Xbox 720 launch event is due to occur on April 26, backing up other April reveal rumours.

“The next Xbox event is scheduled for April 26th, I’ve been told by someone I trust. Microsoft may change date, obvs, but diarise tentatively,” tweeted Crossley.

Said to be caught off guard by the recent Sony PS4 reveal last week, Microsoft could be changing its launch plans for its next-gen console.

Supposedly, an events company linked to Microsoft snapped up the domain name “XboxEvent.com”, leading to further speculation about an upcoming Xbox 720 launch.

Microsoft has also been quietly gathering up domain names linked to “Xbox Gold” in past weeks, including XboxGold.org, Xbox-Gold.com, and web addresses like XboxGold.cn, XboxGold.eu, XboxGold.au and XboxGold.asia. Understandably, this has sparked the rumours that the next Xbox console could be called Xbox Gold, but it could just be Microsoft protecting the brand of its online gaming service, Xbox Live Gold.

Xbox 720 Rumours

Like the Sony PS4, the next-gen Xbox is due to hit stores come this year’s Christmas period, but Microsoft has been tight lipped about what the upcoming console will offer its fans.

According to alleged leaked patent filings, the Xbox 720 will feature an eight-core processor with 8GB of RAM, with a fixed hard drive dissimilar to the modular HDD design used in the Xbox 360.

The latest Xbox 720 rumours suggest the device will feature the newly remodelled Kinect 2 motion gaming peripheral, and two separate CPUs for dedicated gaming and multimedia processing. It could also integrate the long rumoured Xbox TV service as well as 3D technology.

Although Microsoft has yet to offer any confirmation as to the existence of the Xbox 720 console, recent reports suggest the next-gen console will launch alongside new Microsoft Xbox 720 IPs, including an all new entertainment system.

Are you desperate to see what Microsoft has to offer for their next-gen console? Do you think the Sony PS4 has the potential to be a great console? Let us know your thoughts on the matter via the TrustedReviews Facebook and Twitter pages or the comments section below.

Shawndell Rivers

February 27, 2013, 1:39 am

I Also Want To See A Xbox Portable TOO...

Shawndell Rivers

February 27, 2013, 1:42 am

I Want To See Xbox Portable Too Microsoft And Alot Of Games...

lumpaywk

February 27, 2013, 4:32 pm

Xbox portable would rock but, they will look at the PS Vita sales and not bother. They have also as much as said they wont at all and look more to mobile device integration ie wp8 and android.
What I want to see is more of illumiroom and if it will actually be released and if so how soon are we looking.

AshtonH

February 27, 2013, 8:15 pm

I've heard and believe there will be two different versions of the xbox 720 one called the xbox 720 gold version which will require a constant Internet connectin and one that will be called xbox 720 silver version which won't require a constant Internet connection. The silver version will still be able to connect to online but through wifi only.

Fumes Inkorporated

February 28, 2013, 5:56 pm

Thats too soon, I need time to raise money!

Sethe Daugherty

March 1, 2013, 6:14 pm

Its only going to be like $300 because they dont want the fans to get bad about it. The ps4 is only $400 and when the ps3 came out it was $600, so if im right the Xbox 720 isnt going to be has much as the Xbox 360 which was $300 when it came out. There could be a chance of it being less then the Xbox 360. But from there being so much more added to the Xbox 720 i really dont know, i guess we have to wait and see when the xbox event comes around on Apirl 26, 2013

Evan Eve

March 3, 2013, 1:27 am

Seth you're wrong.. Anyway what' s going to happen is the PS4 will cost between 400-500$ and the Xbox Infinity(720) will be 299$ but here is the catch, The Xbox console will cost 299$ and the Kinet will cost 129-149$ and then the Projector that you attach to the Tv and the Console that makes the entire game turn into your living room will be another 149$. They break it up into 3 different things. They will probably do a giant bundle price for 500ish later on but yeah..

I myself will be picking up the Xbox Infinity simply because Xbox just always has had better games.

Nick Young

March 6, 2013, 2:43 am

Xbox only has Gears of War and Halo as exclusive titles that have done well. PS has had/does have multiple best selling games exclusive to its console, such as the Resistance series, the Uncharted series, the God of War series, the Infamous series, and the upcoming The Last of Us game. The statement that Xbox has had or does have better games is utter ignorance.

Fumes Inkorporated

March 7, 2013, 4:58 pm

I feel like between $300-400 is a good range. Though I still will need to set aside money. 400 would be my max. I mean the nextbox would have to cook me breakfast for me to pay more than that.

Ryan Guerin

March 21, 2013, 5:01 am

You sir are my hero.

Jesus

March 23, 2013, 3:43 am

Evan Eve buddy you do not know what your saying first off,1.Its xbox Durango(720),Next off its 199-299$ and they said every xbox Durango comes with Kinect 2 and they confirmed there will be "Always online Games"never shut down which Ps4 might not have.But I just think ps4 will win who knows?

water

April 4, 2013, 5:34 pm

Uhhh, I doubt Microsoft would launch a console they haven't even shown it off yet.

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