Microsoft Corporation has pushed back the planned announcement for their new console until May. Rumored to be called the Xbox 720, The Verge said that sources at Microsoft informed them about the console’s delay. Microsoft was rumored to be working on an event that would take place later this month to unveil the new console. The new date for the event is expected to be May 21, 2013. The Xbox 720 will be in direct competition with the PlayStation 4, which was announced this past February.
Some sources are speculating that the Xbox 720 will not be released until the E3 show in June 2013 with next month’s event serving as a preview. Gamers were disappointed by the PlayStation 4 event because the console was not actually displayed. Sony just showcased what the touchpad controller for the console.
Last week, the Xbox creative director Adam Orth faced controversy when he tweeted that the console will require an “always-on” Internet connection.
“This person is not a spokesperson for Microsoft, and his personal views do not reflect the customer centric approach we take to our products or how we would communicate directly with our loyal consumers,” said Microsoft in the apology. “We are very sorry if this offended anyone, however we have not made any announcements about our product roadmap, and have no further comment on this matter.”