Here’s one to chew over – rumors of an Xbox 720 release date happening at GDC or even making anything close to an appearance can be cast off…it ain’t happening.
There has been so much chatter over recent weeks that Microsoft was planning to unveil the Xbox 720 and lay its specs and features bare at the upcoming Game Developers Conference scheduled for May – an event which by right would make a pretty good platform for a console launch. Sadly however, we’ve since received word that Microsoft has itself gone (almost) on record to throw out any such notion as a whole.
Tech Radar reports that Microsoft indicated that they won’t actually be showing any new products whatsoever at the event – let alone the Xbox 720 we’d all been chomping at the bit for.
Despair not however – there is a pretty big silver lining to all this gloom and chances are we’ll still be seeing the Xbox 720 as early as June after all. For those that have already circled the E3 Expo on their calendars at D-Day for the Xbox 720, Larry Hryb of Microsoft fame seems to have joined the party by posting a countdown to the Expo on his own blog.
…and why exactly would he do that unless something suitable huge was on its way?
There’s a pretty strong chance that Microsoft wasn’t expecting Sony to go ahead with the PlayStation 4 semi launch that took place a while back – frankly none of us were expecting things to happen as they did. As such, even if the plan had originally been to hold the Xbox 720 back until its originally projected fall release date, Microsoft might well be looking to counter Sony’s preemptive attack with an early sneak peak.
We might be putting two and two together to come up with five, but we can’t help but have our fingers crossed on this one.