Microsoft to unveil Xbox 720 at E3 2011: Report
If details revealed by a trusted source to Develop is to believed, Microsoft is all set to reveal a successor to Xbox 360, “Xbox 720” at E3 2011 (next month). The source further revealed that the new console was sent to EA last month.
According to the source, the console is “very early build with no casing – it is in fact being stored inside a PC shell”.
“Quite often when new consoles come around they’re packaged into a PC shell, but actually what’s inside is an entirely new console,”
“Why let Nintendo steal the thunder in June [At E3]? It doesn’t want to lose momentum. That’s why I think Microsoft is rushing to make an announcement at E3.”
The source concluded, “Kinect will keep the 360 going for a couple of years, but Microsoft knows that if it slows down now it will face trouble.”