Xbox 720: Microsoft PS4 Competitor Tipped for May 21 Launch

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For all of you who have waited patiently for the next-gen gaming console from Microsoft, there is good news. The word is Microsoft will be hosting a press event in May 21 and tech analysts are anticipating, the highly awaited next gen console, the standing rival to Sony PlayStation 4 - Xbox 720 will be unveiled on the same day.

Xbox 720: Microsoft PS4 Competitor Tipped for May 21 Launch

The company has done well in keeping the highly anticipated gaming console in wraps till the official launch as not too many leaks of the device have got out so far. For that matter, even the designs of the device is merely a topic of speculation. Tech insiders suggest that Microsoft will be revealing the introductory details of the device in the event.

Full features of the console are said to be revealed at the E3 conference, which will be held in Los Angeles, in June 2013. Skipping on to November, the console is expected to be made available to the General public.

There have been rumors that the Xbox 720 may require an always-on internet connection. Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth posted a tweet saying, "Sorry, I don't get the drama over having an "always on" console," before adding a #dealwithit hashtag to it.

The tweet actually made Microsoft to apologize. The company said " We apologize for the inappropriate comments made by an employee on Twitter yesterday. 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.

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."

There is news that the next-generation Xbox will run on a Windows 8 based software. This is perhaps in synch with Microsoft's plans of unifying their products and services under the Windows platform.

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