Near the Game Developers Conference...
According to a Game Informer report, both Microsoft and Sony will deliver 'Apple style press briefings weeks before E3'...
According to a report published in the February edition of Game Informer magazine, both Sony and Microsoft will reveal their next-generation game consoles during “special Apple-style press conferences” during or “near the Game Developers Conference in late March”.
If you didn't know, GDC will take place in San Francisco, California from March 25 to 29.
And, here's another interesting tidbit. The magazine also suggests the PlayStation 4 will release ahead of Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox!“We hear that both Sony and Microsoft are targeting special Apple-style press conferences to unveil their platforms near the Game Developers Conference in late March,” reads the magazine’s February issue.
“E3 in June may be the industry’s biggest event, but both companies want to give their systems their own limelight.
“That doesn’t mean E3 won’t be without its surprises. Next-gen games will be announced at the convention in preparation for the systems’ release at the end of the year.”
Eariler today, analysts of Baird Equity Research also suggested that the PS4 price and Xbox 720 price will be at the $350-$400 range.“We hear that Sony in particular is determined not to come out last this time like the PlayStation 3 did this generation, so we’ll have to see how soon it can get the PlayStation 4 out the door, and whether Microsoft is motivated to prevent this from happening.”
Of course, all the above are just rumors, as nothing is confirmed yet. But stay tuned anyway, as March isn't very far away...
NEWS SOURCE #1: Rumor PS4 and Next-Xbox reveals set for late March (via) Gematsu
NEWS SOURCE #2: Next-Gen Xbox and PS4 due for March reveals report claims (via) CVG
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