Xbox 720 and PS4 on show at E3 2012
Next-gen announcements expected
Here at Reg Hardware, it's difficult to keep track of which rumours we see more of, forthcoming Apple products, or whispers of next-gen game consoles. Either way, here's another one of the latter.
Microsoft has allegedly signalled to its partners that plans for the Xbox 720 will indeed be details at the E3 2012 games show, MCV reports.
Meanwhile, executives at Sony have pledged to developers that it will not be left behind by its rival and will therefore follow suit.
While neither company is expected to reveal prices or launch dates for their respective consoles, the unveiling could be a competitive distraction for Nintendo, which will be disclosing final Wii U details around the same time.
If the rumours are to be believed - and that's a big 'if' - then it would mark the first time in the E3 event's 17-year history that three upcoming consoles will be available for a direct comparison.
Yesterday, the rumour mill threw up an indication that the Xbox 720 would also feature DVR capabilities. I guess we'll find out if that's the case this June... perhaps. ®
Well, I don't know about you guys, but I'm eagerly waiting for a list of what Sony plans to remove from the PS4.
How is this microsoft screwing anyone??
This is the longest single generation in console history... how is MS 'shortcutting' anything? And why would it force Sony's hand, unless they are admitting they made a booboo releasing so late last time?
And who is to say they will stop support once the new on is released? They have siad time and again both will live along side each other, just as sony have.
Come on Barry, stop posting AC... :D
RE: Thanks Microsoft...
"Thanks Microsoft, your continued shortcutting of console generations means you have also forced Sony’s hand into releasing the PS4 prematurely."
Spoken like a true fanboy...
STILL not going to be called Xbox 720.
Anyone else remember the original specs for botht he big ones?
Sony had dual HDMI's, 4 usbs too wasnt' it? oh, and the linux. Promised simultaneous 1080p on dual screens...
And microsoft inferred their console wouldn't try and fry itself...
Wonder what outlandish claims we'll get this time?
'bout time, wanting the next gen now... Fancy a treat for myself this christmas... I suspect the xbox might make it in time...