Is the countdown to the new Xbox being announced?

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Major Nelson (Lawrence Hryb) is the Director of Programming for Xbox Live or in other words the guy who tries to make everyone love Xbox has posted up a countdown timer that is set to end on the day that E3 2013 opens.

I mentioned yesterday that I expect the next Xbox at or around E3 this year but this countdown actually makes me think that it is no longer going to happen.

 

The obvious reason is that it states right there that it is counting down to E3 but more importantly is that Microsoft usually host a special event the day before E3 starts and that is where they would announce the new Xbox.

With the countdown stopping on the day of E3 itself I suspect the new Xbox will be announced at a private Microsoft event either a month before E3 or a month before Gamescom.

So if the new Xbox is announced this year what do you want in it? My list is very simple really.

  • Don’t change the controllers
  • Enable larger multiplayer games
  • Better graphics
  • Backward compatibility

What’s your list?

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