Rumour: Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 to be revealed around GDC in March

Sony and Microsoft are preparing "special Apple-style press conferences" to reveal their next-generation consoles "near the Game Developers Conference in late March", a new Game Informer report has alleged.

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Godchild10201829d ago (Edited 1829d ago )

I think GDC is the perfect time to show off their new hardware to upcoming developers. It's also the best time to recruit or strike a multiple game/year deal with them..

I think it will be, behind closed doors for certain developers that will be attending.

jujubee881829d ago

John Carmack will be hosting and Notch, Tim Schafer, and more of the industries brightest stars will announce the nominees.

.....Oh wait, I'm thinking about the Golden Globes.

My mistake!

DeadlyFire1829d ago

Around GDC events will be behind closed doors show of both consoles. Likely with spec leaks everywhere up until E3 where the official word gets announced.

MikeMyers1829d ago

I think Microsoft is pushing Sony to reveal their system with the 'it's on' comment and the countdown timer. Should be an interesting year.

Muerte24941829d ago

I definitely think that the next gen systems are going to be shown to developers only to start garnishing possible exclusives in the future. While I will be inevitably owning both consoles, I'm squeezing the trigger first on SONY's system. It solely lies in the fact that SONY has the most first party studios out of all the BIG 3. So whether third party releases something within that launch window, we're guaranteed something from the first party.

On a side note i think Microsoft is going to need to invent an icon other than Master chief and Marcus Fenix (outside the shooter realm). But someone should definitely acquire the studio behind "TRINE 2". That games is majestic in every sense of the word.

nukeitall1829d ago

"I'm squeezing the trigger first on SONY's system."

I'm squeezing the trigger on the system that I feel has the most promise WHEN it is shown/announced and I know more about what it offers in all areas (and not just games) including price as well.

My enjoyment of a system isn't just the games, but the entire experience.

Until I know more, I haven't decided yet.

8bitHero1829d ago

ill be honest, ill most likely go sony first if they continue w/ the free online. i cant be bothered to spend $60 for XBL when i get get PS+ for less and it even gives me access to a bunch of games.

Muerte24941829d ago (Edited 1829d ago )

I love how you took only a small portion of my statement even though I provided the reason why i would be. The reason I buy a games console is for games, first and foremost. As far as experiences, Sony created an two new genres for gaming. Play, Create, Share and i don't even know how to classify Heavy Rain. You have Journey, Flower, DCUO, and Starhawk. When you say experience, Sony offers more of it from a first party perspective. When you're talking about a game system, games ARE what matter. Everything else is just an added bonus. Seems like somewhere along the way, you and Microsoft seems to have forgotten the initial reason people buy game consoles.

harrisk9541829d ago

"My enjoyment of a system isn't just the games, but the entire experience."

That's a very politically correct/non-fanboyish sentiment... but, if not for the games, then why buy a console? Why spend hundreds of dollars to buy a GAME system if games are secondary in your mind? Honestly, Sony has the most first-party developers and puts out the most exclusives(comparing with MS, not Nintendo) -- not timed exclusives or DLC, but actual exclusives, plus Sony gets all the multiplatform stuff. So, a "gamer" is probably going to lean toward Sony at this point unless MS changes the direction they have been heading the last 3 years... If both systems are going to have very similar capabilities (likely), then the games will be the differentiator... But, that is just my opinion.

Outside_ofthe_Box1828d ago

^^ LOL You two actually believe nukeitall was serious about his post?

Muerte2494, had you said you'd pull the first trigger on Microsoft's system he wouldn't have even made a reply to you.

Don't be fooled. He has already decided.

hellvaguy1828d ago


"Until I know more, I haven't decided yet."

Fail at reading comprehension much?

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UnholyLight1829d ago

Yeah, I can see GDC making sense from a Business strategy perspective. The leaks are already starting to kind of come true so if anything more leaks right before E3 could kind of steal the thunder a bit from an unveil. GDC would work up to E3 quite nice because Sony and Microsoft could at least unveil the console, say a little about specs or something so that at E3 they can dive right in and already have a bit of a hype machine rolling.

It all comes down to what is the best Marketing strategy that will produce the most Hyping of the consoles and how each company wants to play that out.

Who knows, maybe having a blowout by each company at E3 would start the madness in rather a great way.

Saigon1829d ago

I think this showing is more relevant to the developers than anything else. We may receive some leakage during the show but I will be certain a NDA will be applied heavily from each party.

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charted1829d ago

This type of articles are getting old and repetitive. As soon as there is a gaming show journalists has "XBOX or PS are rumored to be revealed."

They are bound to get it right sometime, but that will be after posting too many irrelevant posts.

"Know what I mean? Jellybean?"

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showtimefolks1828d ago

i have always said sony will reveal something at GDC, because sony has always shown stuff at GDC that other gaming publishers/console makers want to keep a secret till a later date

sony will show at GDc or atleast talk about ps4 at GDC

MS will use Pike TV to announce next xbox than show a lot at E3 like they did with last xbox when they showed it at MTV

either way new consoles are coming, i am not excited for new consoles as much as to find out the games that will come our around the launch

xflo3601828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

My guess is. ...

xbox720 revealed in march
ps4 revealed in may

with a full-blown unvieling of both at e3 2013

Both consoles will release this year
720 will release late oct/early nov for around £329
ps4 will release mid/late nov for £349

you heard it here first....

The 720 wont be called this it will be known as just "xbox" as they are trying make xbox their central branding.
The ps4 wont be called that either, if i were sony id just call it " playstation" or even just "ps" using its classic ps symbol but with a slightly moderised design.

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The Meerkat1829d ago

Once thing is for sure.

When news drops on the PS4 and the 720 N4G will become the most entertaining place on the net.

MasterCornholio1829d ago

I can imagine PS4 and 720 fanboys teaming up to destroy the Wii U and after that happens they will end up turning on each other. Its a repeat of last gen in terms of fanboy wars.

Motorola RAZR i

Jakens1829d ago

The war that is upcoming soon is something I will happily live with. I'll be placeing the battle contenders under my TV.

Ghost_of_Tsushima1829d ago (Edited 1829d ago )

@The Meerkat

Yea N4G will crash!! Then we will all go crazy trying refreshing the page non stop!! xD

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1829d ago

Until launch if kaz even sneezes the wrong way it will lead to a rumor.

xtreampro1829d ago

But there's only a handful of Xbox fanboys & little to no Nintendo fanboys on this website so it won't be as funny as n4g in 2006.

This site is now mostly dominated by PlayStation fans so if you're looking for full blown fanboy wars you'll need to go somewhere else.

Being a PS3 fanboy in the Open-zone was hilarious back then but sadly the openzone has been removed, any attempts at making fanboyish comments now will result in your comment being deleted by the mods or you'll be banned.

Jakens1829d ago

I'm a Xbox fanboy at heart, and I'm also impressed by what Sony is doing. Overall, I want my games from somewhere.

Dms20121829d ago

The open zone was endlessly entertaining, lets petition to have it back!

UnholyLight1829d ago

IGN! God do some people have great commenting abilities on that website.

punisher991828d ago

"But there's only a handful of Xbox fanboys & little to no Nintendo fanboys on this website so it won't be as funny as n4g in 2006."

Now that is an absolute bold face lie. You even forgot about the PC fanboys.

AngelicIceDiamond1828d ago

I been preaching this site was mostly made up of PlayStation fans for a while. Through 05 and half of 09 it was most MS fans HEAVILY MS fans at that.

but what exactly is OpenZone though?

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hotrider121829d ago (Edited 1829d ago )

@ the meerkat

yep, it'll be round 2 FIGHT!!

"my console better than yours"
or sales,sales,sales bragging rights.

Pintheshadows1829d ago

If Sony and MS revealed dead kittens in cardboard boxes, fanboys would still argue over which box of dead kittens was better.

ziggurcat1829d ago

"When news drops on the PS4 and the 720 N4G will be riddled with PS4 doom articles."


UltraVegito1829d ago

Man so much blood is gonna get shed,i have my popcorn ready.
Bring in the console warz 2013 meltdowns lol.

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sway_z1829d ago (Edited 1829d ago )

If indeed there is any substance to these rumours...then it will mark a change for Sony releasing 1st and demonstrates Sony are extremely serious about doing things right next gen.

I hope the desired rush to market any of the highly anticipated next gen machines do not result in 'dodgy' hardware (aka 360 launch machines) and there are enough launch 'quality' games to support them.

2013 is undoubtedly going to be the greatest year ever for gaming....

I can hear the E3 crowd being prompted to clap rigorously already lol

Rampaged Death1829d ago

Not a chance. The only place to reveal consoles is at E3.

JeffGUNZ1829d ago

How will he be wrong? What a worthless comment. Try backing up your counter-argument. They will not reveal any console this GDC, that makes no sense. Yeah, you and I and others on this site follow GDC, but the main stage has been and always will be E3, it's like the superbowl of gaming.

Ghost_of_Tsushima1829d ago

^ they didn't say it would be revealed at GDC. They said they would have "special events "near the Game Developers Conference in March"

Belking1829d ago

Then why was the xbox revealed on

Sevir1829d ago

Bill Gates announced the first Xbox at CES 1999, and the Xbox 360 was announced on MTV in 2005 before being publicly unveiled at E3 1 week later.

Have several seats... Minty and Sony have both announced new Hardware at press events outside of E3. And this year that's likely to be the case since both there current Generation Consoles have plenty of life with big games releasing this year.

ElectricKaibutsu1829d ago

The article makes a lot of sense that instead of being announced at E3, Sony and Microsoft will have their own events. At E3 they have to fight for the spotlight. They still might announce very close to E3 like the 360 did. Maybe Sony and Microsoft will take a page out of Nintendo's book and start making announcements whenever they want like the Nintendo Direct videos.

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Kurisu1829d ago

Rumours, rumours, rumours. Call me when there is concrete information...for example, when it is officially announced.