Everyone is wondering when Sony and Microsoft will officially announce their new consoles for the next generation. And it might happen a lot sooner than we all think.
According to a new Game Informer report (as cited at VideoGamer ), both console manufacturers are planning "special Apple-style press conferences" to reveal their new systems to the world. This would happen "near the Game Developers Conference," which runs during the last week of March.
This is because both Sony and Microsoft want to give the consoles "their own limelight," and will save E3 for next-gen game announcements. There also seems to be a possibility that Sony intends to release the PS4 (or Orbis) ahead of the Xbox 720 (or Durango):
"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," the report goes on."
In addition, Robert W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian issued his predictions for the machines in question, saying the starting price point could be $350-$400, and that they might boast features like "enhanced voice control" and "broad multimedia capabilities." Looks like the big news isn't too far off, peeps!