Microsoft has launched Xbox Wire, the official Xbox news blog, just days before the next-generation Xbox 720 reveal on May 21.
“It’s an exciting year for Xbox – we’re counting down the days until May 21, when a new generation of entertainment is revealed,” said Lisa Gurry, Editor of Xbox Wire. “Our team has been working incredibly hard and we have so much good news to share with you.”
The Xbox news blog will also include occasional blogs from Microsoft executives, but will mainly focus on the people that work directly with the Xbox 360 and next-gen Xbox consoles.
“You’ll see some familiar faces on Xbox Wire. Our executive will write blogs occasionally, but most of our blogs will be from everyday people on the Xbox team. Our own Major Nelson will appear as well – both via blogs and through interviews.”
Microsoft will unveil its next-generation console at the Xbox reveal on May 21 at its Redmond campus in Washington. Hosted by Don Mattrick, Microsoft’s President of Interactive Entertainment Business, and the rest of the Xbox team, the Xbox 720 unveiling will be screen on Xbox.com and Xbox Live from 6pm BST on Tuesday, May 21.
Major Nelson or Larry Hyrb, Microsoft’s Director of Programming for Xbox Live, said that “on that day, we’ll share our vision for Xbox, and give you a real taste of the future.”
There will also be a pre-E3 Microsoft Xbox briefing on June 10. Microsoft has said the E3 conference will be used to “showcase our full lineup of blockbuster games.”
It has already been confirmed that Call of Duty: Ghosts gameplay footage will be shown during the Xbox reveal on May 21, so it will be interesting to see what other games Microsoft will chose to demo on its next-gen console.
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