Everything that we’ve heard about Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox console has pointed clearly towards Holiday 2013 being the release date for the console, but we’ve still yet to hear anything official from the company. Sure, there have been massive data leaks from third parties claiming to have all of the answers, but there has not been anything official from Microsoft yet. Well, there is still nothing official, but according to a report from Bloomberg, someone from within the company has leaked out some information that points towards Holiday 2013 being the official date for the upcoming Xbox.
This comes as no shock to anyone, of course, but finally having someone within the company confirming those details is an important first step. There are of course some details that are not completely ironed out yet, such as if the console should be released in time for the Thanksgiving sales or the Christmas sales, but there is plenty of time to figure that out. They are also unsure as to when to unveil their official plans, as June’s E3 Expo seems like a natural choice to do so and make a huge impact, but they are also considering doing a special standalone event hosted by Microsoft so that all eyes will be on them and it won’t be lost in the deluge of information that usually is associated with E3.
The Xbox 360 has been on the market since 2005 and it s definitely time for there to be a new console from Microsoft, especially with sales of the console tapering off in its twilight years. Nintendo’s Wii U launch will help propel Microsoft and Sony to turn up the heat and return fire by releasing details of their own consoles in short order. Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming Xbox console and hopefully we’ll have something official shortly.