WC - At a special conference just before E3 2013, Microsoft unveiled their next gen console, the Xbox One. Much was made of its television and social capabilities and Kinect 2.0 was explained. Games were on the back burner, but Microsoft promised that E3 would be all about the games. Finally, the information everyone wanted to hear was the release date and Microsoft sort of complied with a window of November 2013. The bar was set for the next gen race. With Sony going second, Microsoft had a distinct advantage of being the one’s to really show off next gen technology to the public for the first time.