Is Microsoft already teasing us with a "next Xbox" countdown?

Neowin: "Major Nelson, the blog where many Microsoft Xbox 360 announcements are made, has just posted a countdown clock to E3 2013, which could be a tease for the reveal of the next version of the game console.."

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GraveLord1694d ago

No, its just a countdown to E3...

lastofgen1694d ago (Edited 1694d ago )

except that Microsoft has never done this before on their I'm guessing it means they're doing something huge at e3 this year.

and e3 2013 does seem like the perfect time to announce and show off their next-gen xbox.

Abash1694d ago

Anyone who is not expecting the new Xbox at E3 this year are in denial

princejb1341694d ago

more kinect games
im kidding

i really hope is the next gen console

TheGamerDood1694d ago

The ball is in your court Sony.

LAWSON721694d ago

Something huge... to ms that means KINECT!

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NukaCola1694d ago

Sony has DESTINATION PLAYSTATION coming in 3 weeks. This is clearly MS getting ready to counter. I am expecting a bunch of teasing for next gen, so hype can be built for E3. But for the clock, MS has always gotten the opening spot for E3. It's been long enough. Look at the Wii U pulling a 1 year head start. Look at MS's insane lack of games, look at Sony pushing all their heavy exclusives before the summer. They are getting or have gotten all their current titles out to close out the year. Next gen consoles are coming.

kreate1694d ago

As long as its not something stupid. Imagine getting all hyped up and arguing for nothing.

kickerz1694d ago

I'm so pumped to see the next Xbox. still loving halo4 at the moment but dam looking forward to playing next gen games :) hope they stay wit the Xbox controller design :)

inveni01694d ago

Something "HUGE" means that Little Kim will come out and sing a song while a Kinect video plays.

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Tr10wn1693d ago

I should really bookmark this post so i can come back after the E3 event and laugh at all the "Something big is something to do with kinect" that'll be fun.

MikeMyers1693d ago

"The next xbox was said to be out last year with 100% confidence. will this be any different?"

By whom? Did Microsoft have a countdown timer last year like this?

"according to Microsoft they said last year that the 360 has more than two years left.
and also shane kim said the 360 will be around in 2015"

So. Sony said many years ago the PS3 had a 10 year cycle as well. That doesn't mean Sony was going to wait 10 years before they release the PS4. What that meant is they believe the PS3 will be available in production for that long. The PS2 was in production even longer than that but the PS3 came out 6 years after it came out.

Microsoft is also confident there will be support until at least 2015. Still don't mean that is the year the Xbox 720 comes out.

This year is an exciting time for me. Valve is rumored to have a Steambox. Both Sony and Microsoft could announce new hardware. Apple might even get into the mix or at least more news about iTV. Both Vita and the Wii U will have a big push this year. The PC is very alive and kicking ass as well. I just think Microsoft really needs to take a look at previous E3 events and do a much better showing. For the past few years they have been terrible from my perspective. They might do well as far as sales in the U.S. but it's hard to watch as a consumer.

LordZ1693d ago

Winter is coming.
One doesn't simply walk into E3.

Sp1d3ynut1693d ago

@ VickBoss

Shane Kim hasn't worked for MS in over 3 years, you idiot. What do you really think he knows about their interior dealings now?

DOMination-1693d ago

I actually think both xbox and playstation will be announced before e3.

That-Guy1693d ago

If it releases around the end of this year I am betting my money they'll make a reveal before E3.

inveni01693d ago

What's funny is that people actually expect the next XBox to be what they want it to be. Microsoft has been all miss for the last two to three years, with their only successes being third-party software. Sure, the big countdown may not be Kinect2, but it's not going to be a console with twin Nvidia 680 graphics cards, 16GB Ram, and an i7 Extreme, either.

If it is, I'll eat my hat.

Cr7ValkyrurXIII1693d ago

I hope at least Microsoft has some new Ip's because have to wait halos and Gears it's so annoying and tired. Wait a year for a new game not like the Ps3.

bobshi1693d ago

So if he posted a topless picture of himself in some kind of drunken rage would that mean the 720 is coming?

Just because it wasn't done before doesn't mean it relates to the 720.

An completely ridiculous assumption.

That doesn't mean I think we will not see a new console at E3. I do.

ThanatosDMC1693d ago

The only thing I dont like is I have a Kinect and now they're making a Kinect 2... so it's not gonna be compatible?

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Irishguy951694d ago (Edited 1694d ago )

I doubt it, with the recent news it really seems like the Xbox is set to reveal at E3. Well, it was expected anyhow.

Also, how often does Major nelson post a coutdown to E3? Never...really? Oh ok.

Oh in case anyone doesn't know, there's a rumor floating that MS is essentially finished the Nextbox. It's getting done now. All that's left is testing it at it's release stage extensively/

ziggurcat1694d ago

that may be, but it stands to reason that the next xbox (as well as the next playstation) will be announced at E3 this year.

IAMERROR1694d ago

They've never done this before, and this early? This must be special

Abdou231694d ago

SONY will most likely announce their console after E3:
1- To wait and see what Microsoft exactly have to offer.
2- To not ruin the sales of games like TLOU-Byeond.

I_am_Batman1693d ago

I don't think that they'll wait because even if they see what MS has to offer they won't have the time to react to it unless they want to release PS4 in 2015 or so. And I don't think an announcement would ruin TLou sales at all. Can't remember PS3 ruining any sales for late PS2 games especially when it's one of the most anticipated games to come.

On Topic: I think MS will annonce the Nextbox before E3 and show some games plus giving more details (like release date) at E3.

rainslacker1693d ago

I wouldn't doubt that Sony already has some idea of what MS will already do next gen, and vice versa. These companies cooperate a lot more than they compete. They also both have analysts which can look at what the other company is doing and make predictions on what is to come. Those predictions come from real fact checking and market trend predictions, and not wild speculation. On top of that, both these companies have numerous patents that they will be using off one another, and those were likely licensed well in advance of now.

Abdou231693d ago

I know they already have some strong info about the other console's specs ( ram - GPU ) but what i meant is that SONY might wait to see what the next XBOX console will be priced at, release window, models etc.

1Victor1694d ago

@ grave lord you're making a grave mistake as abash and others have pointed out M N have not put a countdown to E3 before.Now Sony is forced to show/tease their next system on their event amonth before E3 and price+ release date at TGS

churskux1693d ago

The new Xbox will probably be out by the end of next year, they will announce it this year at E3, show it a little bit more at E3 2014 and then release it a few months later

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Cocozero1694d ago

A countdown for nearly half a year must mean something big.

BanBrother1694d ago

If it is not XBOX 720, Alan Wake 2, Lost Odyssey 2, new Banjo Kazooie game or new Conkers Bad Fur Day game, count me out.

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Tr10wn1693d ago

wow lost odyssey i loved that game

000011694d ago

well...i would think if the new xbox were to launch this year, Microsoft would at least announce that the console exist well before E3'13, so as to start the hype train and advertisement. other than that, i guess the countdown clock is either Microsoft's way of generating some buzz for themselves having a big E3 presence or simply just a countdown to something else entirely around the same time frame.