Paul Thurrott, the man whose sources correctly said that the next-gen Xbox would be revealed on May 21st, has shared some more details that he claims to know about the new system.
Thurrott remains adamant about the system’s “always-online” requirement and $500 price tag with a $300 Xbox Live subscription option, while also adding that Microsoft is targeting an early November launch.
Other new details include a Blu-ray drive and an OS based on a “core” version of Microsoft’s Windows 8 PC platform. Thurrott also says that Microsoft will talk about the next Xbox’s developer platform at the Build conference in June, “based on clues on the Build website.”
Thurrott also claims that the Xbox event in May won’t reveal the full details on the new machine, saying that Microsoft will share everything “including the launch lineup of games” at their E3 press conference.
Boy, May 21st can’t get here soon enough.
Source: Windows IT Pro