Microsoft isn't waiting until E3 to pull back the curtain on its follow-up to the Xbox 360; the company has scheduled a presentation for select press at its Redmond campus mere weeks before the big industry confab. The fun starts at 10am Pacific on Tuesday, May 21 (use this tool to see when the event starts in your neck of the woods).
"Xbox: A New Generation Revealed," will be Microsoft's first console unveiling in over eight years, and the company has to be planning a big splash in answer to Sony's February PS4 event. Expect details on everything from the new system's hardware power and controller to its big launch titles and even an official name that's less unwieldy than "next Xbox." Don't expect details on a price point or precise launch date to come until later in the year, though stranger things have happened.
We'll update you on all the announcements as they're happening direct from Redmond in our liveblog coverage, followed by more reports from the Microsoft campus throughout the day. We'll also be hosting livestreamed video of the event provided by Microsoft; look for a link to that as the event is starting.