Veteran Tech Blogger Spills Xbox 720 Reveal Date, Pricing and More
Reveal supposedly pushed back to May, while a November release still looks good.
The Xbox 720 will be revealed on May 21 ahead of a November release and probably won’t offer backwards compatibility, according to veteran technology blogger Paul Thurrott.
On the latest What the Tech podcast, Thurrott claimed that Microsoft’s next console will be available from November for either $500 for a normal model, or $300 for a subscription model. He also weighed in on the mounting evidence that suggests the next Xbox will be always online.
“The thing that interests me, going back and looking at some of the stuff I got a long time ago, it actually says ‘must be internet-connected to use’ in the notes,” he explained, before adding, “And that’s all I have, but it does say that.”
Despite fears to the contrary, Thurrott also asserted in the podcast that the Xbox 720 will be a gaming device first and foremost, and will not attempt to serve as an entertainment hub for the living room. Supposedly another model of the console was originally planned to target that niche, but the idea has since been put on the back-burner.