Microsoft is working hard to make sure the new products in the massively popular Xbox lineup are ready for the E3 gaming conference’s 2013 edition.
According to a report by Develop-Online, the Windows maker is doing its best to workin collaboration with all its partners so the next version of the console, dubbed Xbox Next, can be introduced at the E3 2013.
But even if the company fails to meet the 2013 deadline, chances are that it will be unveiled in early 2014.
“Multiple sources across the industry, from processor chip manufacturers to middleware firms, have told Develop they expect the console to be fully unveiled at E3 2013, months before its release,” noted Rob Crossley of Develop.
“Few in the games business expect Xbox Next to be in stores before the holiday side of 2013 – this Christmas and the next will likely see Microsoft marketing software for Xbox 360, Windows Phone and its Kinect motion controller,” added the Develop report.
Meanwhile, word on the street is that Microsoft rival in the console market Sony could also roll out the brand new version of the PlayStation 4 around the same time as Xbox Next.