Rumor: Next Xbox and Playstation to be shown at E3 2012
We here at Save Game don’t usually report on rumors, but this is one rumor that just won’t go away. According to UK publication MCVUK, both Microsoft and Sony will be unveiling the successors to the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 during this year’s E3 Expo. If this rumor is correct, this would put Microsoft and Sony in direct competition with Nintendo’s announcement concerning Wii U launch details, which has already been confirmed to be happening during the event.
We aren’t surprised to hear talk of a new Xbox being unveiled at E3, however the rumor that Sony will also showcase its successor to the Playstation 3 is interesting. The Playstation 3 launched a full year after the Xbox 360, and Sony have remarked that they remain committed to a 10 year life cycle for the PS3. Unveiling the PS3’s successor so soon is an unexpected move by Sony, however if the rumor that they are doing so in order to remain toe-to-toe with Microsoft and not lag behind is to be believed, it does make a lot more sense.
An interesting rumor, and one which MCVUK is confident is 100% factual. Guess we’ll just have to wait until E3 2012 to find out.